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: 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...