Bereanism: Bible study, and seminaries

In Acts 17, we are introduced to the Bereans: The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to […]

studying Matthew

For the past several months I have been meeting with 1-3 other guys at the Panera in Nicholasville to study the book of Matthew. It has been an amazing time, and I can’t overstate how much I have both learned, and grown through meeting with D, E, & P 🙂 Going methodically through the book […]

does the local church have a “niche”?

I saw a recent sermon series being promoted at one of the churches in Lexington on “The Church: Finding the Niche” (I may have the title slightly off, but it’s close). Unless I am grossly mistaken, the “niche” of the church is to: reach the lost (Matthew 28:19ff; cf Mark 16:15ff) encourage the saints (Acts 16:40, […]

a word study of “chaste” and “chasten”

I find it fascinating that the English words “chaste” and “chasten” have the same Latin roots, and that the verbal form has as its goal the noun form. “The wife’s conduct is also characterized as chaste (hagnen), ‘pure’ or ‘holy.’ The concept is not to be limited to sexual chastity; it denotes that purity in […]