Category: Bible study

Ekklesia

Ekklesia is used in the NT 115 times (actually only a few/couple times in the gospels, so mostly in the epistles). In the Tindale translation (1524) it was translated “congregation.” In the King James it was translated “church.” ’assembly’ is a good translation. Very interesting word.  Various references below. According to the acu link below, …

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Great Podcast on “Submissive Wives & Obedient Slaves,” etc.

Podcast: “Understanding the Bible 43: Submissive Wives & Obedient Slaves??” – Jesus at 2 am podcast.  Sept. 16, 2014.  (Sermon by Kirk Winslow)  [Sept 17, 2014 at iTunes.] Colassians 3:18 – 4:1 Lots of great ideas on ‘wives being submissive’ and more.  BTW, ‘wives being submissive’ is misleading. (The following comments are somewhat in random …

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The Great Compassion

Matthew 25:34-36 

Walk: worthy of calling, in love, as light, in wisdom

Ephesians 4: 1 …walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called… Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us Ephesians 5:8 …Walk as children of light… Ephesians 5:15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making …

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What the Bible Says About the Bible

What the #Bible says about the Bible. https://t.co/T4eRcdjaw2 Wow #Promise is #Offered An awesome choice we have. Yes, it's a #choice. — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) December 29, 2015

Missions Is Worth the Mess

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/missions-is-worth-the-mess Quotes:  Because we believe in the “already,” we can more readily and joyfully accept the messiness of the “not yet.” —- The Scriptures tell me that: I have to lose my life in order to find it. (Matthew 16:25) I have to count the cost of serving him. (Luke 14:25–33) Success isn’t always what …

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66 Books of the Bible – using symmetry to memorize

I’d like to eventually memorize the names of all 66 books of the Bible. (Update: I have now memorized the names. Additional mnemonics and memory devices are listed in the PDF below.) Here’s the structure: Old Testament: 17 + 5 + 17 (the 5 in the middle being the 5 poetry books) To break it down …

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The Fall

@NotThePuritan: “The Fall is not the advent of desire, but rather the distortion & misdirection of the creational structure of desire.” – James K. A. Smith  (Tweet)

Three (Defining) Components of a Christian Faith

On OpenLine today (8-15-15) Michael Rydelnik – Listen here. This is an answer to the question, “What is saving faith? How do I know I have full faith in Jesus?” 3 Components:   Component Description What We Have What We Do Our Responsibility (What We Do) Internalize (What We Do) Mind Intellectual Knowledge Know Appropriate …

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Metonymy & antinomy – words

I learned two words today. Metonymy is a literary device. It is a figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated. http://literarydevices.net/metonymy/ Antinomy \an-ˈti-nə-mē\ 1:  a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles …

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