Bearing the Name: City On a Hill

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14, ESV) We’ve been considering what it really means to bear the Name of God in a worthy manner—not taking it in vain. We have looked at what is, perhaps, a better translation of the commandment: “You shall... Continue Reading →

Bearing the Name: Jesus

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21, ESV) I’m just going to come right out and say it. Jesus means Yehovah (Jehovah, Yahweh) saves! For Jesus, His name was not just a name, it was an identity. But it... Continue Reading →

Bearing the Name: Immanuel

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23, ESV). I realized after posting the quote last week that I had really jumped the gun. We will get to that quote, and more of what it entails, soon enough. But this... Continue Reading →

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