Tag: Scripture

  • “All Scripture” and the Significance of the Preached Word

    “All Scripture” and the Significance of the Preached Word

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 in Context 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form […]

  • A cure for the love of money!

    A cure for the love of money!

    Grasping God’s Word – Assignment 13-3 I Timothy 6:10a For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. (NIV) Grasping the Text in their town If we take the verse in context the original readers would have seen this verse as a follow on to the earlier verses about being content with food […]

  • Different View Points

    Different View Points

    The role of the Holy Spirit Grasping God’s Word Assignment 12-1 John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV) A learned intellectual interprets John 3:16 A man with 2 Ph.Ds specialising in […]

  • Word Study – “Sick”

    Word Study – “Sick”

    Grasping God’s Word – Assignment 9-5 13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you ill? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in […]

  • The Practice of Slavery in New Testament Times

    The Practice of Slavery in New Testament Times

    “Half the population of Rome, and a large proportion of the Empire, were slaves. Christians did not oppose slavery but taught slaves to work well for their masters, believing or unbelieving. Slavery eventually became eradicated by masters and slaves becoming brothers in Christ. The Roman army often took the brightest and best young men and […]

  • The Safeguards of the Christian Faith

    The Safeguards of the Christian Faith

    Faith is a gift – or so the Bible says in Ephesians 2:8 – and faith is substance and assurance (Hebrews 11:1). So those with faith might not require much else. They believe in Jesus having, like me, that assurance in their hearts where they can hear and feel the Holy Spirit. The other side […]