In our Greek Word Devotional series, we discuss some of our favorite passages in the Bible, focusing on the specific use of certain Greek words. Let’s look at 1 Peter 5:6-7 and its usage of the word hupsoō, or exalt. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you … [Read More…]
A Sermon in the Pit?
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, in which he also went and made proclamation to the spirits in prison who in the past were disobedient, when … [Read More…]
Who Were the Nephilim?
Some passages are just plain tough to understand (and even tougher to teach). This is the second in a two-part Tough Texts series. Who were the Nephilim in Genesis 6:1-4 This text is confusing in part because the Nephilim (which means “fallen ones”) are mentioned but not really described here. In Numbers 13, however, they’re … [Read More…]