Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 27

“Hallelujah”

   Some words from the original Biblical languages have made it into common church vernacular. One such word is “hallelujah.” Hallelujah is a transliteration of the Hebrew word הַלְלוּ עָה.      As you can see, Hebrew (the language the Old Testament was primarily written in) looks nothing like English. Unlike Greek (the language the New  …

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Jan 21

Light of the World

          As I read through scripture, I’m often struck by how big God’s plans are. As I was reading and studying Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:14-16, I saw one such plan. Jesus alludes to Isaiah 42:6 and 49:6 in this passage. In these verses, Isaiah shares God’s plan to …

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Jan 16

Translation & Galatians 5:13

            The Bible wasn’t originally written in English. It was written in three different languages over the course of about 1500 years. Therefore, to make it accessible to readers today, scholars work hard to translate the Bible from those 2000+ year old languages into languages we know and understand today. This task is not always …

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Jan 08

News to Know for January, 2013

News to Know 1.) We will be having our next LifeGroup launch on February 10th. Please contact me if your group is looking to add additional members and is available to participate. Also, if you know of any people who you’ve noticed would be great LifeGroup leaders, please let me know that too so I …

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Jan 07

“Foundational” Teaching

            The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ best known teaching.  In it we find some of His most famous sayings such as: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” or “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Many Christians have (rightfully) looked to …

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