Word for Today


man and woman having troubled communication
09 Mar 2019

Shema – To Hear or Listen

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NASB). For thousands of years, the people of Israel have prayed these words every morning and night expressing their worship to God. The prayer is called the “Shema.” The first...

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Was Jesus really a carpenter?
22 Oct 2017

Was Jesus really a carpenter?

Was Jesus really a carpenter? These two verses are the only place in the New Testament where the word carpenter appears. “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?” (Matthew 13:55 NASB) “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?...

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The Names of God – Pt 1
13 Apr 2016

The Names of God – Pt 1

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, NASB95) In the original language of the Bible are certain different names of God. They reveal God’s character and teach us more about Him. How fitting to choose Genesis 1:1 to find the first word for us to study which is translated into the English word “God.” Elohim – אֱלֹהִים [ʾelohiym /el·o·heem/] Elohim...

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08 Apr 2016

Baptism

The words baptism or baptize are only found in the New Testament. To baptize is a N.T. doctrine translated from the Koine Greek word βαπτίζω [baptizo /bap·tid·zo/].[1] Baptizo is a verb meaning to immerse or to submerge (like a sunken vessel). Baptizo comes from the root word Bapto which means to dip. A illustration of both words comes from a simple pickle recipe. In order...

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Where is Hell?
28 Mar 2016

Where is Hell?

Have you ever thought about hell, and studied the word? First, let’s examine the definitions. There are 30 scriptures in the old testament where the word “hell” is used. Hell in the Old Testament is translated from the Hebrew word שְׁאֹול [shâʾowl, shâol /sheh·ole/].[1] Sheol means the abode of the dead, and is also translated as the words grave or pit. It was understood as...

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Mansions
17 Mar 2016

Mansions

Word for Today: Mansions “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2, NKJV) Here we actually have two words, House and Mansions, that we are going to examine. The first word is house which is the Koine Greek word οἰκία [oikia /oy·kee·ah/][1]. Oikia means a residence...

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Vintage Leather Pony Express Saddle Bags.
04 Mar 2016

Angareuō and the pony express

Angareuō and the pony express Do you remember the pony express from America’s wild west days? The pony express riders delivered the mail to the settlers in the west during the 1860’s. Carrying the mail, one rider would ride from his station and deliver it to the next rider at the next station. Then, that rider would take the mail and ride to another station, and...

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