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Did you know God has a name – and it’s not God? Does it matter that God has a name and why should anyone care? What if in revealing His name, He also revealed who He is, who is God? While the vast majority of people still believe in God, this “God” is often just a projection of their own values, morals, and ideas. The current state and history of our world attests to that danger. Together, let’s discover what God has said about himself – who He says He is. His true identity and character are both far different and far better than we could ever imagine.

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Did you know God has a name – and it’s not God? Does it matter that God has a name and why should anyone care? What if in revealing His name, He also revealed who He is, who is God? While the vast majority of people still believe in God, this “God” is often just a projection of their own values, morals, and ideas. The current state and history of our world attests to that danger. Together, let’s discover what God has said about himself – who He says He is. His true identity and character are both far different and far better than we could ever imagine.

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So, God has a name and it is not God, it is Yahweh. That’s what He wanted to be called. Why? Practically, what does it mean for how we relate to Him? For example, when I pray, does it really matter? Is God’s mind made up already, or can it be changed? Is God unchanging or not? If He is unchanging, why would it matter if I pray? If He can be changed, well then, how should I pray? Once we begin to realize that God has a name and a person-hood, it sure does raise a lot of questions. Come get some answers – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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Yahweh makes some pretty stunning claims. He refers to Himself as The Creator God, The Everlasting God and The All-Knowing God. Yet, perhaps the boldest and most startling claim is the He is “El Elyon” – The God Most High. He is The God above all the other gods. Other gods? Are there other, lesser gods? Yahweh says He is jealous over you, so are there others vying for your affections? What would that mean? How much could that explain? Starting to wonder if everything you see is not all that there is? There is an eternal battle raging, and your heart is the prize. Yahweh amongst the gods – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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We all know someone like this – no matter how good the situation is, how well things have worked out, or how many blessings they have, they still feel cheated. Their baseline or default emotion is anger and they are always upset about something. Yet, most of us also know someone who, no matter the challenge, the hardship or the curse, remain happy and optimistic. Their default emotion is joy. Have you ever paused in life to reflect on your own baseline emotion? How you ever wondered about God’s? What is God’s default feeling and position towards you, and if you really understood that and believed it, what could that change in your life? Your destiny? Yahweh, the compassionate and gracious God, this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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God is love (at least according to the Bible). We love this attribute of God – we lean into it, we celebrate it, we highlight it to our friends. Yet, what do we do with all those stories and scriptures about His anger or His wrath? Is an angry God compatible with a loving God? If God is angry, what does that mean for me? What makes Him angry? Do I? This God – who insists we call Him Yahweh, the One who is compassionate, gracious, and abounding in love – also reveals Himself as one who, although slow to it, gets angry. Understanding a God slow to anger – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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We leave. Things get tough, touchy, boring, dry, or someone does something or says something that offends us and we bolt. We are outta here! We leave jobs, cities, churches, friendships and marriages. We just cut ties and move on. Yahweh, He is different. Yahweh, He stays. You see, Yahweh has a deal with you – a covenant, a promise. It’s probably not what you think, but there is one thing you should know: He will suffer any hardship and pay any price to keep it. This Sunday at Mendham Hills, we discover a God “abounding in love and faithfulness,” a God who keeps His promises, a God who never leaves.

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This Sunday, as we wrap up our series on God’s great self-revelation statement, we get to the question you have all been asking: “What’s up with the ending?” “He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:7) Yahweh is compassionate, gracious, and maintains love to thousands, but he punishes innocent children? Well, not exactly. Yet, He is serious about the plague of generational sin. A message every parent needs to hear about Yahweh, the baggage we pass down to our kids, and finally being set free from generations of brokenness – this Sunday at Mendham Hills.