Word of the week: Regeneration

By Elizabeth Prata The thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week. Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy, Heresy, Omniscience, Aseity, and Immutability. I then went to a series examining each of the …

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Word of the Week: Exegesis

By Elizabeth Prata The thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week. Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy, Heresy, Omniscience, Aseity, and Immutability. I then went to a series examining each of the …

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Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit, Self-Control

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23). In past essays, I explored the previous characteristics in the verse, from the first, joy, to gentleness, the second to last. Now we look at self-control. In …

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Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Gentleness

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Warren Wiersbe notes the triple triad within the verse. The first three characteristics of the fruit are love, joy, and peace. Those reflect the Godward aspect of …

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Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Goodness

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23). What is goodness? If you ask most people, they would declare that they "are a good person." But is man's view of goodness the same as God's? …

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Sunday Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Kindness

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 kindness here in Greek (xrēstótēs) means a useful kindness, referring to meeting real needs, in God's way, in His timing (fashion). Hence 5544 (xrēstótēs) is listed as …

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Sunday Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

By Elizabeth Prata But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22). The fruit of the Spirit is singular. It's all one fruit. It's not like the believer works on love one month and then patience the next …

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