Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tips for reading the Greek New Testament in a year from Dr. Daniel Wallace plus one other thought

2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB) “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (SBL Greek New Testament) σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι τῷ θεῷ, ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον, … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Meditation #8 – The Nicene Creed

Brief Introduction to the Nicene Creed and its importance: The Nicene Creed perhaps stands as the most used creed by various church bodies the world over and is, along with the Apostle’s Creed, the most comprehensive and succinct summary of … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Mediation #7 : The Apostle’s Creed on Christ’s First Advent

Introduction: What is a Creed? Dr. Michael Horton in his monumental work: “The Christian Faith, A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way”, page 215, summarizes the meaning of the word “creed”: “From the Latin credo (“I believe”), a creed is … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Mediation #6: Cyril of Jerusalem teaches new converts about the incarnation

Introduction to Cyril of Jerusalem and his message: “On the words Incarnate, and Made man”     If you would had been a new convert to the Christian faith living in the mid to late fourth century, what would you … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Mediation #5 – Gregory of Nyssa comments on the Incarnation’s apologetic and evangelistic importance

Introduction to Gregory of Nyssa and his piece on the Incarnation: In the fourth century God had raised up various Christian teachers and theologians to defend and articulate such cardinal Christian doctrines as the Deity of Christ, the Trinity and … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Mediation #4: Ambrose of Milan: “The Purpose and healing effects of the Incarnation”

Introduction to Ambrose of Milan:                                                                       … Continue reading

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Ancient Advent Mediation #3: Athanasius: “On the Incarnation of the Word”

Introduction to Athanasius: The past two posts have aimed at introducing the reader to what ancient Christians had to say about Christ‘s first advent.  We looked at excerpts from Tertullian and Augustine and in today’s post we will consider a … Continue reading

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