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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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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