Greek Word: ημερα

Today - haymera In the Greek: ημερα Pronunciation (Erasmian): hay - mehr - ah Definition/approximate English equivalent: the day, daytime. Example of its use: Matt. 24:36 (Tischendorf): Περὶ δὲ τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης καὶ ὥρας οὐδεὶς οἶδεν, οὐδὲ οἱ ἄγγελοι τῶν οὐρανῶν οὐδὲ ὁ υἱός, εἰ μὴ ὁ πατὴρ μόνος. Notes: This word normally has what … Continue reading Greek Word: ημερα

Quote #13

“The Christian communities had come increasingly to accept a dangerous degree of ‘moral specialization’: one life was left for the ‘perfect’, another for the average Christian. And it was just this widening gulf between an ascetic elite and a passive rank and file which brought the Christianization of the Roman world to a halt.”Augustine, from … Continue reading Quote #13

Quote #12

The following was quoted during a sermon from one of my own pastors titled "The Effects of Exposition". closing our ears to biblically faithful preaching is to cut ourselves off from the means of grace through which we are more conformed to the image of Christ . . . - this is how the Christian … Continue reading Quote #12

Greek Word: αγγελος

Today - angelos In the Greek: αγγελος Pronunciation (Erasmian): ahn - geh - los Definition/approximate English equivalent: messenger, angel. Example of its use: Matt. 11:10 (Tischendorf): οὗτός ἐστιν περὶ οὗ γέγραπται: ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω τὸν ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου, ὃς κατασκευάσει τὴν ὁδόν σου ἔμπροσθέν σου. Notes: Common masculine noun. In the above, we … Continue reading Greek Word: αγγελος

Quote #11

This is something I believe we all forget from the Scriptures at least from time to time. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery but … Continue reading Quote #11

Quote #10

The act of preaching was the high point of public worship. If Christ himself speaks through the mouth of the preacher, the worshiper must give due and careful attention. The church was not merely a religious organization gathered for the purpose of enacting cultic ritual. It was the dwelling place of the living God, and … Continue reading Quote #10

Greek Word: μαθητης

Today - mathaytays In the Greek: μαθητης Pronunciation (Erasmian): mah - thay - tays Definition/approximate English equivalent: disciple, student, pupil. Example of its use: Luke 12:1 (Tischendorf): Ἐν οἷς ἐπισυναχθεισῶν τῶν μυριάδων τοῦ ὄχλου, ὥστε καταπατεῖν ἀλλήλους, ἤρξατο λέγειν πρὸς τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ πρῶτον: προσέχετε ἑαυτοῖς ἀπὸ τῆς ζύμης τῶν Φαρισαίων, ἥτις ἐστὶν ὑπόκρισις. Notes: … Continue reading Greek Word: μαθητης

Quote #9

The following comes from a story involving Alistair Begg and an inner city pastor. The pastor related to Alistair how someone had come to him with the old cliche, "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it." Alistair then asked, 'How did you respond?' The pastor said, 'I told the man "God said … Continue reading Quote #9