Keep It In Context Bible Study Series – John 11

I.  Context:    Jesus is dwelling in Betharba, away from the people who are seeking to kill Him.  He is about to enter the last week of His earthly life and ministry. This chapter refers to the miraculous event of raising Lazarus from tended.  Jesus knows the...

Keep It In Context Bible Study Series – John 8

I.  Context After speaking at the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus again goes to the temple and teaches.  The Pharisees, who have been conspiring, have used this opportunity to test Jesus.  After Jesus’ reply He teaches the Pharisees.  At the end of this chapter, the...

Keep It In Context Bible Study Series – John 7

This chapter continue from the previous chapters, still with regard to a healing on the Sabbath Day – see 5:16 and 7:21-23.  The conflict between Jesus and the religious rulers over the Sabbath is growing (in fact, this is a minor theme in the Gospel of John). Chapter...

Word Study: Faith

What is “Faith” as used in Scripture?  In the New Testament, the Greek word is “pistis”, and is translated as “faith” in nearly every instance.  It is derived from the Greek word “peitho”, which is translated “persuasion”. (also translated as confidence, assurance,...

Word Study: Christian

Word Study: Christian What is a “Christian”?  What does the word mean in Scripture?  It is used quite often in a variety of settings, but does the Word of God use it the way people today do? The word is only used three times in the New Testament:  Acts 11:26; Acts...

Word Study: Baptism

Word Study: Baptism In the language of the New Testament, the word of baptism and its various uses is “baptidzo”.  Its most direct meaning is, “to be immersed in or with” something.  Most often, baptism is associated with water baptism, the Christian ordinance given...

Word Study: GRACE

Word Study: GRACE What is “Grace” as used in Scripture?  In the New Testament, the Greek word is “charis”.  It is translated the vast majority of the time as “grace”. However, it is also translated into these English words:  favor, thanks, pleasure, liberality,...