Words Matter: Love Versus Love

Words Matter: Love Versus Love

John 5:20 (ESV) 20 For the Father loves (phileo) the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. Have you ever heard a sermon on love where the speaker talked about the differences between...
Words Matter: Verses Containing Keywords In John Chapter 3

Words Matter: Verses Containing Keywords In John Chapter 3

believe, life, sign, judge (judgment), witness, love, sin, true (truth), Spirit, and king (kingdom). There isn’t a lot going on in the third chapter of John with unique language or grammar, but here is a list of the verses that contain our keywords. John 3:3 Jesus...
Words Matter: Pneuma

Words Matter: Pneuma

Words Matter: Πνεῦμα pneúma [wind, breath, life, Spirit], Sometimes, while translators are able to accurately convey the meaning of the section, in doing so, they lose the poetry or flow of the words that exist in the original language. The apostle Paul, in...
Words Matter: Dueling Commentaries

Words Matter: Dueling Commentaries

Sometimes the Bible is hard to understand, so we resort to using commentaries to help us. Along with this is often the viewpoint that if someone wrote a commentary, they must know what they’re talking about. So what do we do when we have two commentaries that...
Words Matter: BCSI (Bible Crime Scene Investigation)

Words Matter: BCSI (Bible Crime Scene Investigation)

Words Matter: BCSI (Bible Crime Scene Investigation) One of the first rules (Hermeneutics) for understanding the Bible is that we need to understand what the original author was trying to say before we can make an application. To do this, it helps to understand who...