Category: What in the Word

What in the Word: Love

Human love is a faint reflection of God’s love. So often human love is based on conditions, circumstances and expectations.

What in the Word: keep watch/stay awake

Ever been “caught napping”? The expression is more than 400 years old. By Shakespeare’s day it was being used to refer to someone who should have been ready for a situation but was caught unprepared.

What in the Word: Sin

Sin is central to the human condition, and a proper understanding of it is necessary to the solution offered by the Christian faith. But what is sin? 

What in the Word: Peace

If you have been a Christian for many years, it is likely that you have encountered the word shalom frequently translated as “peace” in our English Bibles.

What in the Word: Fellowship

Koinonia, regularly translated as fellowship, is a word that has become quite significant in our time of lockdowns, social distancing and mask-wearing.

What in the Word: Patience

The New Testament usage of the word suggests that patience is a quality given to the believer by God to stay the course and remain steadfast despite the many challenges of life.

What in the Word: Grace

The Greek word for grace (charis) is often translated with the English word “favour”. But there is one point that is often missed according to the custom of the ancient world.

What in the Word: Remember

The concept of remembering in Scripture is not simply a matter of recalling snippets of information or the time of upcoming appointments.