Abraham’s Faith Tested

Abraham’s Faith Tested

Genesis 22 (NLT) Abraham’s Faith Tested 22 Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” 2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will …

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Kippur (atonement)/kaphar (to atone/cover)

Kippur (atonement)/kaphar (to atone/cover)

kippur: atonement Original Word: כִּפֻּרִים Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: kippur Phonetic Spelling: (kip-poor’) Short Definition: atonement   Related to: Original Word: כָּפַר Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kaphar Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-far’) Short Definition: appease   The Hebrew verb ‘to atone’ (kaphar) means ‘cover’, so the noun ‘atonement’ (kippurim pl.) is a form of ‘covering’. The most usual form of the word in the …

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God Calls Abraham

God Calls Abraham

Genesis 12 (NLT) The Call of Abram 12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to …

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Metanoia/Metanoeo/Metamelomai (Repentance/I repent)

Metanoia/Metanoeo/Metamelomai (Repentance/I repent)

This weeks Word Wealth is a triple play looking at repenance, which is the core of the Christian Life… metanoia (repentance) Original Word: μετάνοια, ας, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: metanoia Phonetic Spelling: (met-an’-oy-ah) Short Definition: repentance, a change of mind Definition: repentance, a change of mind, change in the inner man.   Here is the verb form: metanoeó: …

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On Choosing NLT

On Choosing NLT

Over the last couple years, I have made overtures to change the main translation that I use, and, after talking with several readers of this site, and consulting with my pastor, I have chosen to post all Scripture from the NLT, moving forward. We came to this conclusion for a few reasons: Translated into the …

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The Expository Three

The Expository Three

First up in our series on Methodologies of Bible Study are what I call the Expository Three. These are the three questions at the heart of Inductive Study and indeed, are foundational to expository teaching. They are: What does it say? What does it mean? What do I need to do about it (Sometimes phrased …

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NLT Select Reference Bible

NLT Select Reference Bible

This review was from 2015 but was “lost” as a result of a server failure. It has been recovered and is being shared again for your enjoyment.     NLT Select Reference Bible Review On a recent trip to the Philippines, I was invited to take another look at the NLT. While there, the opportunity …

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Word Wealth: Sanctification

Word Wealth: Sanctification

This week’s Word Wealth is Sanctification hagiazó: to make holy, consecrate, sanctify Original Word: ἁγιάζω Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hagiazó Phonetic Spelling: (hag-ee-ad’-zo) Short Definition: I make holy, sanctify Definition: I make holy, treat as holy, set apart as holy, sanctify, hallow, purify. Thayer teaches us that sancification is to purify internally by reformation …

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