Archive - September 30, 2016

Your New Name

Your New Name

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 “Blind Bartimaeus,” as he was known to many, didn’t even have his own name. The word “bar” means “son of.” So the name Bartimaeus simply means the “son of Temaeus.” That doesn’t seem so bad at first glance except for the fact the name Temaeus means “unclean,” and that’s exactly what life was like for Bartimaeus as he sat beside the dusty road that led in and out of Jericho. Yet one encounter with Jesus on a Judean afternoon changed[…]

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