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Acts 20:7 – Why Precedes What

| August 31, 2014

The attitude and desire of the Troas Christians gathering on the first day of the week to break bread should be more instructive to us than the simple fact that they did (Acts 20:7). Why precedes what. Following their example of what without following their example of why leads to formalism and empty tradition. Remember, […]

Gospels – Women Witnesses

| May 17, 2012

“Another authenticating feature of the resurrection narrative is that the first appearances of the risen Christ were not to His disciples, but rather to women – to Mary Magdalene and the other women. This must have been an embarrassment to the apostles, Christ’s inner circle. They were likely quite jealous.” “According to Jewish principles of […]

Romans 1:4 – Spirit of Holiness

| September 16, 2009

Should pneuma be translated “Spirit” or “spirit?”  Robertson quotes, “Not the Holy Spirit, but a description of Christ ethically as kata sarka describes him physically (Denney) (Robertson’s Word Pictures).  Comparing various translations show respected opinions on both sides: Spirit – BBE; EMTV; ESV; HCSB; LITV; NASB; YLT; NKJV; NIV; TNIV; NLT; NCV spirit – ASV; […]