Key Word Studies on Bible Doctrines & Christian Teaching
teachings for personal Bible study, daily devotions and sermon preparation
with abiding principles and practical applications. Here is a dictionary
of the rich terms used in the Christian vocabulary.
Why study a vocabulary
on Biblical Christianity?
R. C. Trench said, "The words of the New
Testament are eminently the rudiments or elements of Christian theology, and
he who will not begin with a patient study of those, shall never make any
considerable, least of all any secure, advances in this: for here, as
everywhere else, sure disappointment awaits him who thinks to possess the
whole without first possessing the parts of which that whole is composed."
The believer has entered into
a vital union with God through Jesus Christ.
Believers have access to God the Father through the Holy Spirit because of
the atoning death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Adoption is the act of God the Father placing
the believing sinner into His family.
Angels are God's messengers who are sent out to
serve and worship Him.
Baptism by the Holy Spirit places all
believers at the moment of their conversion into the mystical Body of
Conformed to the Image of the Son of God God's
eternal purpose for the believer.
Death Sin pays eternal wages. God offers the
free gift of eternal life.
Death and Heaven What happens after
Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ Why do Christians
believe Jesus Christ is God?
Election teaches us the whole world is
hopelessly lost in sin and cannot save itself by human means. No one will
ever be saved apart from redeeming grace of God in Jesus Christ.
Eternal Life is the quality of life a
believer in Jesus Christ experiences when God rules his life. It begins
with spiritual regeneration and continues throughout eternity.
Purpose God acts according to His own good pleasure. He "works all
things according to the counsel of His will." There are things God
determined and ordained before He created the world and man. How do you
fit into His eternal plan?
Can the Christian know with assurance that he has eternal life?
Fellowship with God What must we do
to abide in Christ moment by moment throughout the day? How is it possible
for us to dwell in the presence of the Most High?
deals primarily with God restoring
the relationship between Himself and the sinner who believes on Jesus
Glory of Believers
is the full realization of our salvation in a perfect, incontestable
standing before God.
Grace is the free, divine, unmerited favor of
God bestowed upon sinful and undeserving man.
Hope patiently, actively, and with assurance
anticipates the future promised benefits.
Imputation is the application of the
righteousness of Jesus Christ to the believing sinner. The righteousness
of Christ is "credited" to the believer's account.
Jesus is the name above every name. Why is He
the greatest person who ever lived?
Justification is God's merciful act whereby He declares righteous the
believing sinner while he is still in his sinning state.
Jesus Christ is in the fullest sense of the word the Anointed One of
Position in Christ We have a standing
before God that never changes, regardless of the circumstances. It is from
this position that we live the Christian life.
Predestined God has an eternal
purpose for every believer in Jesus Christ.
Propitiation is the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ that satisfies the just demands of God on the believing sinner and
turns away the wrath of God.
Ransom, Redeem, Redeemer, Redemption tells the
Christian that he has been
“set free by paying a price.” How much did it cost to redeem you?
Regeneration, born again, born anew
is a miracle of God by which the principle of new spiritual life is
implanted in man and the governing disposition of his soul is made holy.
Sacrificial Death of Jesus Christ is
the basis of salvation of the sinner.
Salvation, Saved, Deliverance is the central
event of man's experience with God and includes all the blessings bestowed
by God on men in Christ through the Holy Spirit.
is the work of the Holy Spirit indwelling and directing the believer with
the goal of eliminating all sin and the conformation to the image of the
Son of God. All seven studies on Sanctification in one PDF file.
Meaning and Need of Sanctification
Distinctions of Sanctification from other
Agent and Means of Sanctification
Principles of Sanctification
Satan is the great Adversary and accuser of the
brethren. He is a created spirit who rebelled against God and is opposed
to Him. His main tool is deception.
Son of Man was the title Jesus used
when He made many of His greatest and most divine statements and claims.
It was precisely in terms of Son of Man that Jesus made many of His most
superhuman claims and statements.
"gave Himself for us" means that He became our substitute and died in our
stead on the cross.
Vital Union with Christ
"I in you, and you in Me" is a dynamic living relationship with