Over the summer of 2021 we look at a number of the key words (Hebrew and Greek) that carry significant meaning throughout Scripture. More than simple word studies, these sermons seek to understand significant words in the context of one or two key passages where the word is prominent. See the individual sermon titles for the original and English word (e.g. Hesed/Compassion).
Amen (Truly, Let it Be So!)
1 Chronicles; Mark 10; Romans 16 — God in Christ is trustworthy and true, worthy of our ‘Amen’.
Hallelujah (Praise the Lord!)
Psalm 148, Revelation 19 — Praise is publicly raising up who God is and what God has done.
Mark 1:14-17; Luke 15:1-7 — God rejoices over welcoming humanity back into right relationship through Christ.
Euangelion (Good News)
Matthew 9:35-38; Romans 1:15-17 — The Gospel is the Good News of God’s love for us from Creation to Revelation, focused most clearly in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
John 1:1-4,14; Psalm 33 — Listen to the Word of the Lord, written in Scripture, living in Jesus!
Hesed (Steadfast Love)
Psalm 136, Matthew 9.9-13 — God demonstrates steadfast love (hesed) toward us through highs and lows, that we might glorify God and bless others.
Ephesians 2, Romans 1 — God created humanity with purpose: to reveal the image of God and to love in the world as God loves.
Sabbath (Rest, Cease)
Exodus 20; Luke 14 — The Sabbath is God’s gift to us for spiritual nourishment and rest.
Hebrews 10:19-25 — Tracing the importance of the community of faith through OT and NT, we look at the exhortation in Hebrews 10 not to forsake coming together as the church.
Compassion in Action
Luke 7:11-17 — Jesus showed us what compassion means; go and do likewise!