βασιλεία

This Greek word, which sounds like bah-sil-lay-uh. Occurs in the GNT (Greek New Testament) 162 times! It is clearly important!It simply means kingdom. It is most often associated with the kingdom of God, or synonymously, the kingdom of heaven. It is the same word Jesus uses in the model prayer, or Lord's prayer, that he … Continue reading βασιλεία

Yearning

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you felt ill? Have you hoped for an event to occur or awaited the outcome of a decision that you literally ached for your desire to become a reality? The Cambridge Dictionary defines this feeling in this way: A strong feeling of wishing for something, especially something … Continue reading Yearning

Sovereign

"What is Calvinism?" I asked earnestly, and nervously, after gathering a large amount of courage to enter into uncharted theological waters with my pastor and several church staff members. I was at a youth event at Dave & Busters. While my friends were running around racing cars, spending tokens, and earning tickets, my 15 year-old … Continue reading Sovereign