Paul wanted everyone, all believers, to have seminary courses, and to become fully equipped, fully mature, lacking in nothing, when it came to handling the scriptures. Interestingly, not everyone in Paul’s day felt they needed that—for example, people who already thought they had all the necessary training and learning. (I’ll get to that in about three weeks, stay tuned, that’s Dr. A. Nyland’s compelling work on this chapter.)
Summary of a This is a 36-page paper, exhaustively studying 80 of the 329 instances this word has been seen, so far, in the ancient record. The 80 instances she chose to study occur within the timeframe of Paul’s letter to 1 Timothy, therefore offer the most accurate renderings known to Paul, and used in his day.
In order to make room for Monday Musings, The Acts Wednesday series has been moved to another location. If you’re curious how it all turns out, please visit Grace and Peace.
Unwavering trust and dependence were forged as Jesus experienced what it meant to follow God’s lead through the Spirit, but also learn, unlearn, and relearn divine truths that he’d speak and do, for the salvation and freedom of the world.
There are four important points to consider before wading into a Bible passage in order to try to understand what it’s saying and what it means, let alone to try and figure out how to live it out.
Having integrity means living what you truly believe, even if what you believe isn’t very popular.
As the second Adam, Jesus gave both teaching and leadership back to women, who had, since Genesis 3:16 been suffering under the curse of men’s rule.
The Genesis series has been moved to GraceandPeace.blog to make room for Monday Musings
Trouble came pounding, they prayed, and God answered powerfully with a fresh infilling of His Spirit.
Gospel hope is a vision and a promise of transformation. The transformation of habits. The restoration of relationships. Christian hope is an invitation to live differently, in an alternative reality of flourishing and shalom. It is hope is against the present patterns of fear, practices of greed and violence, and…