Carpenter

“Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.”Mark 6:13 (NKJV) WHAT IT MEANS… The word Carpenter, in Scripture, comes from the Greek word tektōn which means, craftsman, woodworker,…

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Captain of Salvation

“ For it was fitting for God [that is, an act worthy of His divine nature] that He, for whose sake are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the author and founder of their salvation perfect through suffering [bringing to maturity the…

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Buckler

“He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”Psalm 91:4 WHAT IT MEANS… Buckler is the Old Testament word magen. It means shield or defense. Shields were generally portable. Some covered the whole body. All covered vital organs.…

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Bright & Morning Star

We live in a world full of darkness and despair. Our circumstances often feel like they’re going to last a lifetime. We grope the air searching for something that will steady our hearts.

But nothing changes until the light shows up. And when it does, everything changes. Even us.

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Blessed and Only Potentate

WHAT IT MEANS… Blessed is the Greek word makarios. It means supremely blessed, happy. It also means consecrated, divine, holy, venerated. It is used frequently in Scripture. The word Potentate, however, is only used one time in Scripture. It comes from the Greek word dynastēs, which is used only 3…

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Beloved

“While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!’”Matthew 17:5 WHAT IT MEANS… Used both in the Hebrew and in the Greek, the word beloved is attributed…

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Author of Eternal Salvation

“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him”Hebrews 2:10 WHAT IT MEANS… The Greek word, aitios, is used only one time in Scripture. Translated Author in some versions. Translated Source in others. Different from the Greek word archēgos which is translated to mean Prince, Captain,…

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Author and Perfecter of Our Faith

WHAT IT MEANS… Author is archēgos in the Greek. It carries the meaning of Prince, Chief Leader, Captain. It’s found in Acts 3:15, Acts 5:31 as Prince and in Hebrews 2:10 as Captain or Perfect Leader. Finisher is the Greek word teleiōtēs which means Completer, Perfecter. It is the only time this…

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Arm of the Lord

“Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.”Exodus 6:6 WHAT IT MEANS… Arm of the…

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Apostle

Let Christ and the message He came to give be what consumes you.

Don’t allow the temporal circumstances of your life cloud your view of the eternal reality of your relationship with God.

He came, not only to deliver the message of eternal life, but to BE the message of eternal life.

Settle your hearts and minds, sweet friend. The Apostle brought you and me a message that changes everything. 

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