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October 12, 2016

Explaining Reconciliation

To reconcile means to “restore to friendship or harmony.”[1] The Greek katallasso means, “‘to reconcile.’ It is related to the Greek word, allasso, which means, “to change, exchange” (6x in the NT: Acts 6:14; Rom 1:23; 1 Cor. 15:51–52; Gal... Continue Reading →

Explaining Ransom

  A ransom is a sum of money or a price demanded or paid to secure the freedom of a slave. The basic idea of “ransom” is the act of saving somebody from an oppressed condition or dangerous situation through... Continue Reading →

Explaining Atonement

The English word “atonement” “is derived from Anglo-Saxon words meaning, “making at one,” hence “at-one-ment.” It presupposes a separation or alienation that needs to be overcome if human beings are to know God and have fellowship with him. As a... Continue Reading →

Always Being Prepared to Make a Defense

    1 Peter 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense[1] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do... Continue Reading →

Skillfully Using the Word of God

Ephesians 6:17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Not long ago, those trying to curb the use of drugs within the American youth... Continue Reading →

Speak the Word of God with Boldness

Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Just... Continue Reading →

Using Persuasion to Reach the Heart of Our Listeners

Acts 19:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. In some ways, many might think that the word “persuasion” seems like a sneaky... Continue Reading →

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