Episode 068 – The Lord’s Prayer Pt 4: Holy Be Your Name

Hallowed be your name. What in the world does it mean to “hallow” someone’s name? And what is the significance of God’s name? Furthermore, why does Jesus tell us it needs to be hallowed in the first place? As with every aspect ofthe Lord’s Prayer, this one is loaded with meaning and rooted in Old Testament stories in order to help us understand the absolute necessity of God’s name being recognized in the world, and how our lives bear witness to the holiness of His great name. 

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching? 
  • What was your understanding of the word “hallowed” before this teaching? How has this teaching changed your understanding?  
  • Is there significance behind your name or how you received it? If so, do you see any type of connection to the meaning of your name and your life 
  • We learned that God demonstrated the essence of His personal name to the Israelites by rescuing and redeeming them from their slavery. Knowing that God’s essence is centered around rescuing people out of their slavery, how does this help you better understand who God is in the Bible and in your life? 
  • Do you feel your life is bearing witness to the holiness of God’s name? In what ways do you want to grow in your life to do this more effectively? 
  • How will you pray this part of the Lord’s Prayer differently going forward – both for you and in respect to the world? 
  • How can you begin walking out the truths of this teaching this week?  

For Further Study

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  1. Eze 36:26 the word spirit in the beginning is all lower case yet the one YAHOVAH will put in you is uppercase? What is the significance or is this another translation error to draw one away for the Jewishness of our bible as in Marcion?
    “be careful to keep My laws, 613 plus the 10 and not as Protestants teach only the 10 now as Jesus did away with all the rest?
    the implication that the Spirit fell at Pentecost as the new heart etc but we/they did not stop sinning and act in the TORAH?????? they only were able to share the Gospel oin the hears language and did that continue?
    So the new Jesus covenant at Pentecost does not make YAHOVAHS name hallowed yet, as majority of Christianity do not know that the full jot and tittle name has been discovered by Nehemiah Gordon and was printed in the fronts page in Hebrew of the 1601 King James Bible which they removed when bring it to America?
    If we lived the TORAH and existing parts we’ed look Jewish and be hated by all in order to display the name YAHOVAH not the pagan term God-any deity-thus confusing the true name with pagan term like the 20,000 plus denominations of different pictures of Jesus. and thus YAHOVAH.
    If its about YAHOVAHS name, why then is all one hear is Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus and then we make believers get stuck on Jesus Jesus and hear nothing of YAHOVAH YAHOVAH YAHOVAH!
    I understand why you cannot and will not yet go fully there but keep on doing this!

  2. As usual, “right” on in terms of the message and exegesis of scripture. One point I feel worth mentioning, you reference “old people or older people” in a tone which seemed a bit condescending in tone. You also used the term “millennial’s” and younger as more the “norm” or more flattering. I was turned onto this podcast by a pastor friend of mine about 8-9 weeks ago, but this is the second time in that period an unflattering reference could be taken towards being older. I teach a course on “inter-generational dynamics in the workplace” and the more we tend to “label” other groups, it can bring with it unneeded, unintended and/or inaccurate assumptions. Food for thought at least I would hope; my $0.02 anyway.

    • Hey Robert, I really appreciate you sharing this. All throughout my ministry, I’ve sought to be age inclusive with everything I do. So the condescending tone was very unintentional, and you’re the first person who’s mentioned this. So again, thank you for sharing this and I’ll do my best to not give a hint of condescension as I don’t adhere to that whatsoever.

  3. Brad, as usual “Thank you, and keep on!” I didn’t understand Bill. I am 70 years old, but didn’t (today or anytime) sense what Robert caught from you. (I don’t elevate you anymore than I should any mortal, but) I am very grateful for you and what you are trying to do through WTT. (! ! !) I look forward to each new teaching. I love you, brother!

  4. Brad, Holly and I have really enjoyed the Lord’s Prayer. I was struck by how the line “hallow be your name” isn’t only a realization of who God is but a call to action to represent Him well among the lost. I love how you weave the Older Testament to bring to light what Jesus is referring to. Looking forward to the 3 day conference in June.

  5. Brad I am blessing God for this message. Didn’t think about it’s deeper meaning before. You get me so excited as I take notes and flip to the Hebrew Scriptures I almost can’t stand it! Sue

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