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    Word for Today: Deacon(s)

    1249 diákonos (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly" and konis, "dust") – properly, "thoroughly raise up dust by moving in a hurry, and so to minister" (WP, 1, 162); ministry (sacred service).

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    Word for Today: Preacher

    Cognate: 2783 kḗryks (from 2784 /kērýssō, "to herald, proclaim") – properly, a herald, a "town-crier" proclaiming critical news for the public (see also 1557 /ekdíkēsis, "the town-gathering"); a...
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    Word for Today: Reverend

    4586 semnós (an adjective derived from 4576 /sébomai, "to revere, be in awe") – properly, what is august (dignified, has "gravitas"); weighty, deeply respected because viewed as majestic (having...
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    Word for Today: Pastor(s)

    4166 poimḗn – properly, a shepherd ("pastor" in Latin; (figuratively) someone who the Lord raises up to care for the total well-being of His flock (the people of the Lord).

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    Word for Today: Bishop

    1985 epískopos (a masculine noun, derived from 1909 /epí, "on/fitting contact," which intensifies 4649 /skopós, "look intently," like at an end-marker concluding a race) – properly, an overseer; a...
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    Word for Today: Blameless

    273 ámemptos (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 3201 /mémphomai, "to find blame") – properly, without fault; not blameworthy, by omission or commission; hence, above reproach because morally...
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    Word for Today: Tithes

    1181 dekátē – properly, a tenth (a tenth part), a tithe; (figuratively) "the first part" standing for the whole, i.e. entire consecration (totality).

    Genesis 14:14-20
    14 And when Abram heard that...
  8. Word(s) for Today: Bread of Life

    740 ártos – properly, bread; (figuratively) divine provision; all the sustenance God supplies to yielded believers scene-by-scene to live in His preferred-will (2307 /thélēma).

    2222 zōḗ – life...
  9. Word(s) for Today: Everlasting Life

    Cognate: 166 aiṓnios (an adjective, derived from 165 /aiṓn ("an age, having a particular character and quality") – properly, "age-like" ("like-an-age"), i.e. an "age-characteristic" (the quality...
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    Word for Today: Wavering

    1374 dípsyxos (an adjective, derived from 1364 /dís, "two" and 5590 /psyxḗ, "soul") – properly, "two souled"; (figuratively) "double-minded," i.e. a person "split in half," vacillating like a...
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    Word for Today: Esteem

    1. To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
    2. To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
    3. To form an estimate; to...
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    Word(s) for Today: Gift of God

    Cognate: 5486 xárisma (from "grace," 5485 /xáris) – properly, the operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment to edify the Church (note the -ma suffix, focusing on the end-result of the...
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    Word(s) for Today: Due Season

    2540 kairós – time as opportunity. 2540 /kairós ("opportune time") is derived from kara ("head") referring to things "coming to a head" to take full-advantage of. 2540 (kairós) is "the suitable time,...
  14. Word(s) for Today: More Abundantly

    Cognate: 4057 perissṓs (an adjective, derived from 4012 /perí, "all-around, excess") – "extraordinarily, exceedingly" (J. Thayer); beyond expectation; further than the upper limit, going past what is...
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    Word(s) for Today: Good Fruit

    embrace what is lovely (beautiful, praiseworthy); i.e. well done so as to be winsome (appealing).

    2590, karpós – properly, fruit; (figuratively) everything done in true partnership with Christ,...
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    Word for Today: Tradition

    1486 éthōi (cognate with 1485 /éthos, "behavior based on tradition or custom") – doing what one is accustomed to do, i.e. on the basis of habit or tradition (see Mt 27:15; Lk 4:16; Ac 17:2).
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    Word for Today: Grafted

    Romans 11:1-24 (NIV)
    The Remnant of Israel

    1 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not...
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    Word for Today: Antichrist

    500 antíxristos (from 473 /antí, "opposite to, in place of" and 5547 /Xristós, "Christ") – properly, opposite to Christ; someone acting in place of (against) Christ; "Antichrist."

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    Word for Today: Believers

    Acts 5:12-16
    12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
    13 And of the rest durst no man join...
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    Word for Today: Christians

    Acts 11:19-26
    19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews...
  21. Words for Today: New/Clean/Pure Heart

    NEW: 2537 kainós – properly, new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity – because "not found exactly like this before."

    CLEAN/PURE: 2513 katharós (a primitive word) –...
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    Word for Today: Reward

    1017 brabeíon(from 1018 /brabeúō, "act as an umpire") – properly, the prize awarded to a victor, i.e. the reward (recognition) that follows triumph.

    3408 misthós (a primitive word, so NAS...
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    Word for Today: Branches

    John 15:1-11
    1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
    2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring...
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    Word for Today: Desires

    Cognate: 1939 epithymía (from 1909 /epí, "focused on" and 2372 /thymós, "passionate desire") – properly, passion built on strong feelings (urges). These can be positive or negative, depending on...
  25. Word(s) for Today: New Testament

    2537 kainós – properly, new in quality[/I] (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity – because "not found exactly like this before."

    1242 diathḗkē (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly,"...
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