What did you want to be, growing up? What did your parents want you to be? Did you ever have a sense of destiny? What about childhood promises you made to yourself—when I grow up, I will always have a clean house, or I will never get hurt again, or…
How can one person, how can I bring God’s grace, Jesus’ healing love and transforming power into such a broken and hurting nation?
Look at what love the Father has given to us, so that we may be called—and are—children of God. Because of this the world does not know us, for it did not know Him. Beloved ones, [right] now we are children of God and it has not yet been made…
In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul indicated that all can rightfully be held accountable to God because all have transgressed the law . . . knowingly. Of course, the Jewish listener would have to agree, because they knew the law, as handed down in the writings of…
The earliest Christians did not just endorse Jesus’ teachings, they were convinced they had, themselves, seen Jesus physically alive after His crucifixion. They traveled with Him, touched Him, heard His voice, listened to His teaching, spent time in conversation with Him, felt His breath, cooked and ate with Him.
They called these meals “Love Feasts,” in honor of Jesus Who loved them, and Who told them everyone would know they were His disciples by their own love for Him and each other.
Pandora’s story comes down to us through Theogeny, an epic poem written by Hesiod in the 8th century BC, that’s nearly three thousand years ago, even older that the oldest fragments we have of the Bible itself.
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.
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