My Heart

January 29, 2015

I’ve had something heavy on my heart this past week.  I am writing this today because I realize that there are a lot of people out there reading my bible study blog that do not know me personally.  They may also only read one or two blogs here and there which may only portray a small facet of who I am and what I believe. Continue reading

Monday Meditation – I Kings 17:1-3

December 3, 2012

today’s mediation verse…

i kings 17:1-3

1now elijah the tishbite, from tishbea in gilead, said to ahab, “as the lord, the god of israel, lives, whom i serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

2then the word of the lord came to elijah: 3“leave here, turn eastward and hide in the kerith ravine, east of the jordan. 4you will drink from the brook, and i have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”

5so he did what the lord had told him. he went to the kerith ravine, east of the jordan, and stayed there. 6the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

where does your trust lie?

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Wednesday Word Studies – Gifts

 February 1, 2012

 Gifts 

 

Transliteration: charisma
Phonetic Spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition:
an undeserved favor
Definition:
a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.  The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.

There is a lot of talk of grace in the church.  It is by grace (underserved favor) that we are saved, not by our works.

 

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Wednesday Word Study – Double-minded

November 9, 2011 
Double-minded 

 

Transliteration: dipsuchos
Phonetic Spelling:
(dip’-soo-khos)
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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