The Spirit of God

Jay and Tim begin this season’s conversation of the Spirit by covering verses that show the Spirit being the creative power of God with a moral emphasis. An understanding which brings us to the conscience reality that our Creator is ever present.

Key Verse:

Genesis 1:1-2  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” 


  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
    1. Genesis 1:2 – First occurrence
    2. Ruach & Pneuma -> wind, breath, life, word, mind, attitudes
    3. John 3:8 – The Spirit as wind
  3. Power with a Moral Emphasis
    1. Psalm 33:6 – The word of the Lord
    2. Luke 1:35; 3:22 – The Spirit at Christ’s birth and baptism
    3. Genesis 1:2 -> Deut. 32:11-12 The hovering spirit
  4. The Presence of God
    1. God dwells in heaven (1 Tim. 6:16), but he fills heaven and earth (Jer. 23:24).
    2. Psalm 139:7 – God is everywhere present by his Spirit
    3. We live and move in him (Acts 17:28; 1 Cor. 8:6; Rom. 11:36)
    4. Practicing the presence of God
  5. Conclusion

The Memorial Name Yahweh

We feel like we are standing on holy ground in this episode. Frank Abel and Tim Young discuss the revelation of God’s name of Yahweh before Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3. What does this name mean and what does it tell us about God? This continues our studies about God and how he manifests himself.


Episode Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Exodus 3:3-4 – standing on holy ground – the importance of this topic
    2. Moses asking questions Ex. 3:3,11,13 “What is your name?”
  2. Exodus 3:14-15 The declaration of the name
    1. The name is Yahweh v. 15 (in all caps)
    2. Present or future tense? I AM as to existence or I WILL BE as to intent
    3. Considering the context Ex. 3:12
    4. Other examples are usually future unless context indicates it to be present tense
  3. Exodus 6:23 “by Yahweh I was not known”
    1. El Shaddai as a title for blessing
    2. The fathers did not know or experience the covenant name even though they heard it from God and used it… “calling on the name of Yahweh” (e.g. Gen. 12:8 cp. Gen. 15:7-8)
  4. Exodus 6:6-8 The name and what God says he will do
    1. Emphasis “I am Yahweh” verses 2, 6, 8
    2. Seven “I will” statements in v. 6-8
  5. The meaning for us – God’s name is a memorial forever as he is “taking out of the Gentiles a people for his name” Acts 15:14

God Spoke…

The basis of all our studies is that the Bible is the Word of God. What does it mean that the Bible is inspired by God? What does the Bible say for itself on this question? Jay Mayock joins Tim Young to begin this three-part series on the inspiration of God. In this first part, we’ll see how God spoke through angels, prophets and the Lord Jesus Christ.