Words Matter

Often times when reading through the bible we encounter words and imagery that we might not understand. For instance, when reading 1 John you hear the apostle use the word propitiation. This is a big word with enormous implications for the reader. Elsewhere in the New Testament you hear words like justification and expiation. The tendency for many upon arriving at such words is to pass them over with out much thought or focus. Any time this happens we have made a grievous error because all scripture is not only breathed out by God, but the very words that are used are placed by him as well. This means it is not just the thoughts that are important, but the very words and punctuation are as well.

‘For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota , not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” – Matthew 5:18

This week we will be looking at a word that shows up several times through out the bible narrative. That word is covenant. This is a word with enormous implications for you and I. If you are a believer, you are living under something called the “New Covenant” (Jeremiah 31:31-32). This Sunday at city on a Hill we will be looking at the correct meaning of this word. In addition to this you will see that there are some notable places within the bible where this word covenant is mentioned along side such figureheads as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and most importantly Jesus.

We hope you can join us this Sunday at City on a Hill. We are currently meeting at the 180 fitness center in Statesboro. On November 3rd we will be moving facilities and we will be meeting at Julia P. Elementary school.

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