WORD Nerd Wednesday – Sanctification

I’m thrilled to be joined around My Messy Desk today by my friend and fellow WORDNerd, Misty Keith.   sanctification – Comes from the Latin verb “sanctificare.” Sanctificare is derived from sanctus “holy” and facere “to make.” In its verbal form, the word is sanctify. The Greek word translated “sanctification” (hagiasmos [aJgiasmov”]) means “holiness.” To sanctify, therefore, means “to make holy. 1. […]

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WORD Nerd Wednesday – Justification

justification – (Greek dikaiosis (dik-ah-yo-sis)) the act of justifying or state of being justified; to render just or innocent: free; righteous. justify – (Greek dikaioo (dik-ah-yo-o)) 1. to show or prove to be valid. 2. to declare free of blame: ABSOLVE. 3. To free (a person) from the penalty attached to grievous sin. – Used […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Salvation

salvation – (soteria) 1.a. Preservation or deliverance from danger, evil, or difficulty. b. A source, means, or cause of such salvation. 2. Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin: REDEMPTION. The Old Testament is full of stories of God’s physical salvation or deliverance of His people:  *He saved  Noah from the flood. (Genesis 6-8 […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Epiphany

Welcome to this week’s edition of Word Nerd Wednesday where I’ll be demystifying a church observance – Epiphany. Have you experienced a personal epiphany? ********* Epiphany (Greek – epiphaneia, appearance) to manifest; to show. 1. a Christian festival held on January 6th to celebrate the manifestation of the divine nature of Christ to the Gentiles […]

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