Wednesday Word Study – Bless

 December 7, 2011



Transliteration: eulogeó
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
I bless
Definition: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed.


Our Monday verse was:


Luke 6:27-28

27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.


This is a verse that I think benefits us to see more than one root word.  First let’s talk about the word bless.

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Wednesday Word Study – Disobedience

 November 23, 2011



Transliteration: apeithés
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
unbelieving, disobedient
Definition: unbelieving, disobedient, who will not be persuaded.


Colossians 3:5-7

5 ) So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). 6 ) It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. 7 ) You used to behave like them as you lived among them. 8 ) But now you must also get rid of anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene speech, and all such sins.

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Wednesday Word Study – Saved

November 16, 2011


Transliteration: sózó
Phonetic Spelling: (sode’-zo)
Short Definition: I save, heal
Definition: I save, heal, preserve, rescue


I’ve studied this one word for almost 30 years now.  I know – amazing isn’t it, that I would/could study one word for so long.  But that is just how deep I have found this one word to be.  I am still learning and God is still revealing to me the depth of this wonderful word.

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Wednesday Word Study – Double-minded

November 9, 2011 


Transliteration: dipsuchos
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
double-minded, wavering
Definition: (lit: of two souls, of two selves), double-minded, wavering.


Monday we discussed the scripture:


James 1:5-8

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.


The word I want to explore today is the word double-minded.  I found that it is only used two times and both times are by James in the book of James.  In the definition it says that it is literally two souls or two selves.  Another expansion of the definition said …a person “split in half,” vacillating like a “spiritual schizophrenic.”

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Wednesday Word Study – Law

November 2, 2011


Transliteration: nomos
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
a law, the Mosaic Law
Definition: usage, custom, law; in NT: of law in general, plur: of divine laws; of a force or influence impelling to action; of the Mosaic law; meton: of the books which contain the law, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament scriptures in general.


3551 nómoslaw. 3551 (nómos) is used of: a) the Law (Scripture), with emphasis on the first five books of Scripture; or b) any system of religious thinking (theology), especially when nomos occurs without the Greek definite article.

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Wednesday Word Study – Narrow

October 26, 2011 


Transliteration: thlibó
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
I make narrow, persecute, press hard
Definition: (a) I make narrow (strictly: by pressure); I press upon, (b) I persecute, press hard.


Matthew 7:14

14 But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

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Wednesday Word Study – Tares

 October 19, 2011



Transliteration: zizanion
Phonetic Spelling:
Definition: spurious wheat, darnel; a plant that grows in Palestine which resembles wheat in many ways but is worthless.  2215 zizánion (plural, tares/zizania) – a tare (darnel); (figuratively) a pseudo-believer (false Christian); a fruitless person living without faith from God and therefore is “all show and no go!”

On our Monday Meditation this week we read the scripture Matthew 13:30:


Matthew 13:30

Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.

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Wednesday Word Study – Fellowship

 October 12, 2011



Transliteration: koinónia
Phonetic Spelling:
Short Definition:
participation, communion, fellowship
Definition: (lit: partnership) (a) contributory help, participation, (b) sharing in, communion, (c) spiritual fellowship, a fellowship in the spirit.  properly, what is shared in common as the basis of fellowship (partnership, community)


This is another word that Christians use often that the rest of the world does not.  We often use this word when referring to our Christian brothers and sisters.


But on Monday the verse that was highlighted was:


I John 1:3 AMP

3What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may [d]realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a [e]distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah).


In this verse the word fellowship refers to our relationship with Father God.  When we read about fellowship I believe we draw a picture of friendly interaction and communication.  Maybe even events where we gather and have fun.  Many churches have ‘fellowship halls’ for just such occasions.

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Wednesday Word Study – Cares

October 5, 2011 

Strongs Concordance Number:  3199
Transliteration: meló
Phonetic Spelling: 
 it is a care, it is an object of anxiety, it concerns.


Our verse on Monday Meditations this week was I Peter 5:7 and in the King James reads like this…


Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.


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Wednesday Word Study – Children

September 28, 2011



John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,


This is the Strong’s Greek Concordance Number: 5043
Transliteration: teknon
Phonetic Spelling: (tek’-non)
Definition: anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission.


In this particular scripture the word children means anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission. Continue reading