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We had an accident yesterday and fortunately everyone was safe.  It got me thinking about God’s providence.

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Is praying against enemies unbiblical?

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Ephesians 6:2.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 2 τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα
Honor your father and mother

SUB-POINT ἥτις ἐστὶν ἐντολὴ πρώτη ἐν ἐπαγγελίᾳ”
For this is the first commandment with a promise

Here are some observations:

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Ephesians 5:1.  Here is my translation:

“PRINCIPLE 5 γίνεσθε οὖν μιμηταὶ τοῦ θεοῦ ὡς τέκνα ἀγαπητὰ”
Therefore be imitators of God as beloved Children

Here are some observations:

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This is part 2 of our Sunday mini-series.

Do you know what you are to Pray for Your Church?

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Ephesians 4:17.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 26 ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε
Be angry and do not sin

SENTENCE [TP ὁ ἥλιος TP] μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ τῷ παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν”
do not let the sun go down in your anger

Here are some observations:

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(Note: This is a guest post written by Wally Fry who blogs here.  I am currently away and I am thankful to Wally for this guest post.  If you have thoughts and questions, feel free to comment and when he has time he will respond.)

In the Image of God?

What does it mean to be created in the image of God? We learn in Genesis 1:26 that God made the decision to create man “in our image, after our likeness.” So, it is important to discuss what it means, really, for us to be in the image and likeness of God. Theologians and scholars have spent years trying to discern precisely what it means to be in the image of God, and use many words and complex explanations to explain it. This explanation will hopefully be far from complex and will be a description we can all follow and understand.

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