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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Bridegroom

And He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days.”Luke 5:34-35 WHAT IT MEANS… Jesus refers to Himself as the Bridegroom in Luke 5:34-35, Mark 2:19-20…

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Branch

“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord,‘That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;A King shall reign and prosper,And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.’”Jeremiah 23:5 WHAT IT MEANS… The Old Testament word for Branch as found in Jeremiah 33:15 is tsemach and is found 4…

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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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