Words Matter: Zeal

Words Matter: Zeal

Words Matter: gk. ζῆλος, zēlos, zeal John 2.17 Really, Pastor Tim? You don’t use the word “zeal” at least four or five times a day? Wow! I, like Pastor Tim, can’t remember the last time I used it in a conversation that wasn’t specifically referencing...
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...
Words Matter: A Deeper Dive

Words Matter: A Deeper Dive

μονογενής, monogenēs: only (one of its kind), unique; lit. only one made/born. The differences that we see in verse 14 of the different translations derive from the inability of language to adequately describe the unique position that Jesus Christ holds in being both...
Words Matter

Words Matter

In addition to what Pastor Bobby talked about in his first message of the series concerning the Greek concept of Logos being a divine force, I would also like to suggest that John had the Hebrew concept “the word [דָּבָר] (dabar) of the Lord” in mind as...