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YHWH - The Unutterable Name

(Pronounced: YAH-way)

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YHWH is G-d’s personal name appearing almost 7,000 times in the Old Testament. This is the unutterable, personal name of the G-d of Israel that was only spoken once a year at the Temple in Jerusalem. 1,318 more words

Counting the Omer

“From the day after the day of rest — that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving — you are to count seven full weeks, until the day after the seventh week; you are to count fifty days; and then you are to present a new grain offering to Adonai.” 962 more words

Now that you've preached your first sermon...

Greetings Pastor!

I congratulate you on your first Sunday! From all accounts it appears that you got off to a good start and for that I am very thankful, for your preaching/teaching responsibilities is one of the most important things you will do as a pastor. 327 more words

Preaching

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney, Carol Stream, IL:  NAVPRESS, 2014.  Paperback, 304 pp.

The theme for this book on spiritual discipline is scriptural: “Exercise thyself…unto godliness” (I Timothy 4:7). 888 more words

Christian Life

Celebrating 10 Years all through 2018

January has been a busy month.  My previous entry included a Vision Kick-Off for Saddleback Church.  I wanted to save a recent blog my friend, DJ, ran across on a national website: … 308 more words

Personal Devotions

Parashah Va'Era - "I Appeared"

Please join my family in studying the Scriptures for this week’s Parashah Va’Era, which means “I Appeared”.

Scripture Readings:

  •  Torah – Exodus 6:2-9:35
  •  Haftarah:  Ezekiel 28:25-29:21…
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Fertile Ground

My morning devotions focused on being a fertile ground upon which the L-rd can sow His Word in my soul and His seed will grow strong within me as I rooted in the truth. 475 more words