“And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.” Hebrews 1:10

The primary name for God in Scripture is the majestic name Jehovah, occurring nearly seven thousand times. The early Jews were reluctant to use that name, for fear of using it lightly (Exodus 20:7), and substituted the word Adonai (meaning Master or Lord) in its place. Our English versions have followed suit, using the term “LORD” for Jehovah (small or all caps to distinguish it from Adonai, or Lord). Thus, the name Jehovah appears only four times in the King James and causes us at times to miss the full impact of the passage.

This is especially true in the New Testament quotations from Old Testament passages, which used the name “Jehovah” for which “Lord” has been substituted. Now, in the English versions, the name “Lord” appears. If “Jehovah” (i.e., deity) were read instead, much richer meaning would be gathered, and it would prove beyond a doubt the full deity of Christ. Consider two examples.

First, our text quotes from Psalm 102:25-27. The entire psalm consists of praise to Jehovah, and here in Hebrews it addresses the Son. If we read “thou, Jehovah, in the beginning hast laid the foundations of the earth” and realize that Jesus is the subject of the passage, we recognize that Jesus can be none other than the Creator God.

Also, in Matthew 3:3, where John the Baptist fulfilled his prophesied role by teaching “Prepare ye the way of the Lord,” quoting from Isaiah 40:3, we see Jesus equated with the Jehovah of the Old Testament, for Isaiah uses the term LORD, or Jehovah.

In these and many other examples, we see Christ as the Jehovah Jesus and that the Lord of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament.

Dr. John D. Morris

The Lord’s Day Services

Sunday, May 29th 10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

Adult Bible Class: Shorter Catechism – Mr. James Fraser

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Fellowship & refreshments following the evening service.

Team #4 is on Set-up and Clean-up

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, June 1st 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, June 2nd 7:30p.m. Youth Fellowship
Friday, June 3rd 7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Advance Announcements

Sunday, June 5th 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry  Saunders
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time: Focus on Our City and Country
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Communion after the evening service.

Wednesday, June 8th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, June 9th 6:00p.m. Session Meeting
7:30p.m. Session & Board Meeting
Friday, June 10th 9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club – Final Meeting

Please Pray For:

Special Prayer Time

We will be having an extended time of prayer each Sunday, starting May 29th and for the month of June, focusing on our city and country. Meeting  at 5:00p.m.

Memorize Scripture

Congregational Memory Verses

Philippians 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Vacation Bible School – August 8 – 12, 2016

We will be holding our Vacation Bible School program during the week of August 8th – 12th in the evening, if you are interested in helping, please sign the sheet in the foyer of the church.