Episode 15 - YAHWEH

Show Notes:

  • The Burning Bush Scene (Exodus 3)
    • Identity Question - Which Name?
    • NAME of a deity in the Ancient Near East
    • Yahweh: Eternal Existence
      • A Special Covenant Name
      • I AM
      • Latin Transliteration: "Jehovah"
  • Exodus 6:2-8
    • "I am Yahweh" bookends the section
    • El Shaddai used in the past
    • Yahweh most appropriate for this mission
    • Cosmic Contest in Egypt Between:
      • The Egyptian pantheon of gods
      • The challenger "Yahweh"
      • Who has the real powers of creation, destruction, deliverance, & sustenance?
  • Exodus 20:1
    • Reminder of God's identity as Yahweh to preface the 10 Commandments
    • Covenant and Law are expressions of God's Identity
  • Application for the New Testament People:
    • We worship and serve the same God!
    • John 8
      • Another Identity Question - "Who do you make yourself out to be?" (8:53)
      • Jesus's Answer: "Before Abraham was, I AM"
      • This is the same response God gave to Moses in Exodus 3
      • Jesus is the same God, now in human form
      • Jesus connects His mission to that of a "new exodus"