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The Things of Christ

The things of God have become the things of Christ.  As Isaiah prophesied, “So they will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house”  (Isaiah 22:24).  And Jesus Himself said, “all will honor the Son even as they … Continue reading

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Contrasting Spirit, Spiritual, and Spiritually

This post is part of a series of posts On Becoming Spiritual.   The words spirit, spiritual, and spiritually are often presented in contrast with other terms in the Bible.  These contrasts help us better understand these three cognates. Keep … Continue reading

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Understanding [Blank] in Spirit

The phrasing “[blank] in spirit” occurs 20 times in the Bible according to the search function in BibleGateway.com.  Practically all of them are listed below. crushed in spirit  –  Psalm 34:18 fervent in spirit  –  Acts 18:25; Romans 12:11 grieved … Continue reading

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The Word “Spiritual” as an Adjective

The word “spiritual” appears in the NASB 26 times, all of them in the New Testament, according to the search function at BibleGateway.com. Here are the nouns which “spiritual” modifies as an adjective, along with at least one citation of … Continue reading

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Understanding [Blank] of Spirit

The phrasing “[blank] of spirit” occurs only 8 times in the NASB according to the search function of BibleGateway.com. Be aware that even if the syntax ([blank] of spirit} is the same in all these phrases, it does not necessarily … Continue reading

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Understanding [Blank] Spirit

In the Scriptures, a modifier may be placed before the word “spirit” to further delineate which, or what kind of, spirit is in view.  Here are some examples, followed by the number of times such a phrase occurs, and some … Continue reading

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Understanding Spirit of [Blank]

In the Bible we find various occurrences of the phrase “spirit of” – the study of which can help us to understanding more about spirit and the spiritual dimension. In Luke 9:55 Jesus says to two of His disciples, “You … Continue reading

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