Gnostic Gospels

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  • Paul To Philemon Analysis

    Although neither the Greek word for "forgiveness" (charizomai) nor the Greek word for "reconciliation" (apokatallasso) appear in the letter of Paul to Philemon, they are major themes carried throughout the letter. In Philemon, Paul's sentiment is to usher in forgiveness and restore relationship between Philemon and Onesimus (Plm. 1:8-10, 16-17). After having explained what forgiveness and reconciliation is in terms of Christ (2 Cor. 5:18-12; Col. 1:19-23) Paul shows us what it might look like…

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  • Analysis Of Cento Vergilianus De Laudibus Christi

    Cento Vergilianus de laudibus Christi is a fourth-century Latin poem arranged by Faltonia Betitia Proba after her conversion to Christianity. A cento rearranges verses written by other poets; this one repurposes Virgil to tell stories from the Old and New Testament of the Christian Bible. Much of the work focuses on the story of Jesus Christ. The poem was widely circulated, eventually being used in schools to teach the tenets of Christianity, often alongside Augustine of Hippo's De Doctrina…

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  • Living The Cross-Centered Life Summary

    The author of Living the Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing is C.J. Mahaney. Mahaney is currently the pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Louisville, and formerly held the position as president of Sovereign Grace Ministries, a mission which focused on church planting and growing. He also served as pastor for 27 years at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His 30-plus years of experience in vocational ministry are what qualify him to write this book. Summary of…

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  • Mark 16: 9-20 Analysis

    1-8. (Wessel) Lastly, the ending of Mark chapter 8 and the transition into Mark 9 seems choppy and unnatural. Mary Magdalene is introduced as if for the first time even though she is mentioned in previous verses. Dr. Bob McCartney quotes, “Ending a gospel (good news) with “afraid” doesn’t make sense. In the Greek it actually ends with a conjunction, which makes less sense. Therefore, I believe that Mark intended to write more, but was…

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  • Matthew 4: 23-25: How Did Jesus Reach His Ministry

    while on earth was to the poor, sick and ostracize the ministry of the church should look the His ministry. How did Jesus reach His Community? In Matthew 4:23-25 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those…

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  • Biblical Figures Of Speech Essay

    must differ in order for the writer to effectively convey his message. Many genres are found within the pages of the Bible, and many figures of speech are used within each of those genres. This paper will address the prophetic, narrative, epistle and gospel genres, as well as the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole and parables. Genre Definitions Consulting Westminster for definitions, discloses the following: Prophecy – speaking on behalf of God to communicate God’s will for a situation. In…

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  • Summary Of Paul's Theme Of Salvation

    believe in Jesus (Gundry, 2012, p. 435). Paul exuded excitement not only in his future travels to Rome, but also in being able to share what he thought was good news regarding salvation, which is illustrated in this verse, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God salvation for everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16, NKJV). Paul’s distinct message is woven throughout the beginning of Romans in chapters 2-8 as he develops a step-by-step guideline, if you will, as a…

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  • Deception In The 1965 Prophecy, By Stanley Frodsham

    We must fall in love with Jesus all over again listen to what He is saying and stop listening to sugar coated words from false ministers that will lead people into the lake of fire, they aren 't preaching the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, but their own desire and opinions telling fish stories while real people are losing their lives and going to a real place called hell cause they don 't have the blood of the lamb on the doorpost of their hearts. The solution is very…

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  • Christian Mission Purpose

    or beautiful buildings; but rather a desire to evangelize the lost by carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In short or simple terms this process is called missions. A Christian mission is more than a mere process; it is simple in…

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  • Paul's Ephesians: Summary

    INTRODUCTION Unfortunately, it is not entirely clear from Scripture why Paul wrote to the Ephesian Church back in 62 A.D. from behind the bars of a Roman prison. However, Acts 20:31 (READ THE TEXT) reveals Paul spent three years in Ephesus so he knew the Ephesians well, so one theory as to why Paul wrote Ephesians can be found in (TEXT) Eph. 6:21 in which Paul says, “so that you may also know how I am and what I am doing.” From the text, it can be concluded that Paul was simply letting the…

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