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Names; December 14, 2019


Malachi 1:1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. For once, I was struck more by a footnote than I was by the actual text. The footnote in question says, “Malachi means my messenger.” We don’t … Continue reading

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The Name of God; January 3, 2018


Psalms 144:15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. This verse really makes sense only when you understand that LORD (as the NIV renders it) is actually YHWH, the … Continue reading

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December 23, 2016


Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” What’s in a name? In current American culture, not a whole lot. Back … Continue reading

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December 22, 2014


Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Names are important. Just as his relative John was named before birth, here … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013


Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” In recent years, in Evangelistic circles at least, there has been a growing … Continue reading

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December 20, 2012


Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” In English today we pay little attention to the actual meaning of names, … Continue reading

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October 1, 2012


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Languages are interesting in their nuances. Where the English says “trust,” the Japanese expression is more like “depend on.” … Continue reading

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