The Law of the Spirit of Life

The Law of the Spirit of Life

What is “the law of the Spirit of life” spoken about by Paul in Romans 8:2?

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The Reliable Gospel Record

Is the phrase “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” a later addition to Matthew 28:19?

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Lessons from Matthew 5

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5–7 is the first of Jesus’ five major discourses recorded by Matthew, each of which unfolds different facets of the kingdom of heaven. The first and last discourses act as bookends, describing the kingdom in its present and future dimensions respectively. The Sermon describes in far-reaching yet practical…

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The Love Chapter’s Big Tree

What is the relationship between faith, hope, and love in 1 Corinthians 13:13? Paul wrote, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13, NIV). This triad of Christian virtues is mentioned often in the New Testament demonstrating its importance for the Christian life (e.g.,…

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Lessons from Matthew 4

Matthew 4 begins with Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness for forty days. As in Mark and Luke, it occurs immediately after Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist and prior to His ministry in Galilee.

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The Mystery of Godliness

What is "the mystery of godlienss" (1 Tim. 3:16)? The passage you are quoting from is commonly considered to be a brief Christian hymn about Christ: His incarnation, ascension, proclamation of Him, and the reaction to Him on earth and in heaven.

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Our Father

Is it true that the word abba in the New Testament means "Daddy"? The term abba, used in the New Testament three times (Mark 14:36; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6), does not mean Daddy. Abba is a transliteration of the Aramaic term abba, meaning “the father.”

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Lessons from Matthew 3

All four gospels introduce Jesus’ ministry with the work of John the Baptist (cf. Mark 1:4; Luke 3:2–3; John 1:6–7). He is mentioned as baptizing in a wide area that included “the wilderness of Judea” (Matt 3:1), “all the region around the Jordan” (Luke 3:3), and “Bethabara beyond the Jordan” (John 1:28). His wide and…

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One Tree, Two Branches

What is the meaning of the statement “And so all Israel will be saved” (Rom. 11:26)? The phrase has been interpreted in different ways. For some, the reference is to the whole nation of Israel; or the nation as a whole but not each individual; or to all the Jews who are alive in the…

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The Sealing of Human in Revelation 7:2–3 and 9:4

Are these Texts talking about the same event or do they refer to different sealing processes? The way this is answered determines whether we opt for recapitulation of the seals by the trumpets or for progression.

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