Little Word—Big Meaning

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory. What are…

Strong and Fully Armed

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction A recurring metaphor in the New Testament likens the church to a spiritual army and its members to soldiers (Phi. 2:25; 1 The. 5:8; 1 Tim. 6:12;…

Judgment Day Surprises

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] One of the recurring themes of the New Testament is that of the final accounting that all men must make before their Creator—The Day of Judgment. Jesus described…

Honoring With the Lips

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Pharisees and scribes once came to Jesus, chastising Him for not honoring the traditions of their forefathers (Mat. 15:1–2). He responded by accusing them of violating God’s commandments…

Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings. Figures of…