Word Nerd Wednesday – Exegesis

The very wise and thorough Misty Keith returns to discuss this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday Word – Exegesis, and I think you’re going to enjoy the way she shows us how to make it a part of our daily lives! ********* EXEGESIS – Ex.e.ge.sis – /eksəˈjēsis/ The word EXEGESIS is defined as the critical explanation […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Samaritan

So excited to be joined by fellow lover of words and the Word Karla Lees for this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post on who a Samaritan is. If you think you know, hold on to your seats because she is going to take it to a whole new level! ********* Samaritan   A mix of […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Sadducees

For this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday my dear friend, Kim Power, takes us deeper into what the Sadducees believed and how we can avoid being like them. ********* Let’s take a trip back through an old Sunday School lesson and see what we can remember about who the Sadducees were and how their belief system still […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Pharisees

For the next couple of weeks our Word Nerd Wednesday features will focus on people groups of the Bible, beginning today with Grey Zachary’s look at the Pharisees. ********* Phar·i·see ˈferəˌsē/ noun: Pharisee; plural noun: Pharisees English- a self-righteous person, a hypocrite  Aramaic (Origin)- separated ones Hebrew- separated ******* Not Fair You See I learned a little ditty […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Persecute

As we continue our Word Nerd Wednesday study in the Beatitudes, Sarah Travis brings us an in depth look the word persecute. ******** PERSECUTE – “to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically: to cause to suffer because of belief” Reading through the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-10, I am […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Merciful

We continue our Word Nerd Wednesday study of the Beatitudes as Gwen Williams brings us this in-depth look at merciful. ********* “​Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7  (NIV) Merciful (Webster’s Dictionary):  treating people with kindness and forgiveness: showing or exercising mercy, forgiving, compassionate, kind and softhearted  Merciful in the Bible: […]

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