Friday, October 31, 2014

carouse & plunge

Quotations:
1 Peter 4:3
For you have spent enough time in the debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.

1 Peter 4:4
They think it strange that you don't plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.

Definitions:
carouse:
to spend time drinking alcohol, laughing and enjoying yourself in a noisy way with other people;

plunge:
1. to become involved in something with great enthusiasm;
2. to begin a course of action suddenly and in a reckless or impetuous way;
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

retaliate & adornment

Quotations:
1 Peter 2:23
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

1 Peter 3:3
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.

Definitions:
retaliate:
1. to deliberately harm somebody in response or revenge for a harm he or she has done;
2. to do something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you;

adornment:
1. decoration, or a single decoration;
2. the process of decorating something;

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

corrode & Peter

Quotations:
James 5:3
Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade -- kept in heaven for you,

Definitions:
corrode:
to destroy something slowly, especially by chemical action; to be destroyed in this way;
corrosion:
a process by which something, especially a metal, is destroyed progressively by chemical action, as iron is when it rusts.

Peter:
either of two books of the Bible, originally letters, attributed to St. Peter.

rein & shabby

Quotations:
James 1:26
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

James 2:2
Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.

Definitions:
rein:
1. any means of guiding, controlling, or restraining somebody or something;
2. a strap, or each half of a strap, by which a horse is controlled by its rider or by the driver of a coach or cart it is pulling;
...

shabby:
1. in poor condition because they have been used a lot;
2. badly dressed in clothes that have been worn a lot;
3. unfair or unreasonable.

Monday, October 27, 2014

architect & James

Quotations:
Hebrews 11:10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 

James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Definitions:
architect:
1. a person whose job is designing buildings, etc.
2. a person who is responsible for planning or creating an idea, an event or a situation;

James:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter and traditionally attributed to James, a brother of Jesus Christ

Sunday, October 26, 2014

binding & obsolete

Quotations:
Hebrews 2:2
For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?

Hebrews 8:13
By calling this covenant "new", he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.

Definitions:
binding:
if an agreement, contract, decision, etc. is binding, you must do what it says.

obsolete:
superseded by something newer, though possibly still in use; out of date;

Saturday, October 25, 2014

spontaneous & Hebrews

Quotations:
Philemon 1:14
But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.

Hebrews 2:2
For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,

Definitions:
spontaneous:
1. resulting from internal or natural processes, with no apparent external influence;
2. arising from natural impulse or inclination, rather than from planning or in response to suggestions from others;

Hebrews:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter and thought to have been written towards the end of the 1st century.

Friday, October 24, 2014

warp & Philemon

Quotations:
Titus 3:11
You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. 

Philemon 1:14
But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.

Definitions:
warp:
1. to affect someone in a way that makes them have strange opinions or thoughts;
2. to become twisted or out of shape, or make something become twisted or out of shape
...

Philemon:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter, that appeals to Philemon to take pity on his slave who had escaped and converted to Christianity, traditionally attributed to St. Paul.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

overbearing & divisive

Quotations:
Titus 1:7
Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless -- not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

Titus 3:10
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him

Definitions:
overbearing:
trying to control other people in an unpleasant way.

divisive:
causing people to be split into groups that disagree with or oppose each other.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

parchment & Titus

Quotations:
2 Timothy 4:13
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

Titus 1:4
To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Definitions:
parchment:
material made from the skin of a sheep or goat, used in the past for writing on;

Titus:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter addressed to Titus and traditionally attributed to St. Paul. It contains advice on the organization of the Christian Church.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

propriety & gangrene

Quotations:
1 Timothy 2:9
I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

2 Timothy 2:17
Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth.

Definitions:
propriety:
moral or social behaviour that is considered to be correct and acceptable;

gangrene:
the decay that takes place in a part of the body when the blood supply to it has been stopped because of an illness or injury.

Monday, October 20, 2014

shipwreck & decency

Quotations:
1 Timothy 1:19
holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith.

1 Timothy 2:9
I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

Definitions:
shipwreck:
1. to ruin or destroy something utterly;
2. to experience the sinking or destruction of a ship, or cause somebody to experience this;
3. to sink or destroy a ship;

decency:
1. modesty or propriety;
2. behaviour or an attitude that conforms to the common accepted standards of what is right and respectable;
3. standards of behaviour that are generally considered to be good;

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Timothy & perjurer

Quotations:
1 Timothy 1:10
for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers -- and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

Definitions:
Timothy:
either of two books of the Bible, originally letters addressed to St Timothy and traditionally attributed to St. Paul. They are concerned with the organization of Christian doctrine and codes of Christian behaviour.

perjurer:
false witness.
perjure:
to tell a lie in a court of law and therefore be guilty of perjury;
perjury:
the crime of telling a lie in court

Saturday, October 18, 2014

counterfeit & busybody

Quotations:
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,

2 Thessalonians 3:11
We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

Definitions:
counterfeit:
1. made to look exactly like something in order to tricking people into thinking that they are getting the real thing;
2. to pretend to have an emotion in order to deceive somebody;
3. a copy of something, especially money, made in order to defraud or deceive people;
...

busybody:
a person who is too interested in what other people are doing;


Friday, October 17, 2014

archangel & marvel

Quotations:
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

2 Thessalonians 1:10
on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

Definitions:
archangel:
an angel of the highest rank.

marvel:
1. to show or feel surprise or admiration;
2. to be very impressed, surprised, or bewildered;
3. something that inspire awe, amazement, or admiration;
4. someone or something that is very surprising or impressive;

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thessalonians & heathen

Quotations:
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;

Definitions:
Thessalonians:

heathen:
1. an offensive term that deliberately insults somebody who does not acknowledge the God of the Bible, Torah, or Koran
2. an offensive term that deliberately insults somebody's way of life, degree of knowledge, or non-belief in religion;

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

season & vouch

Quotations:
Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Colossians 4:13
I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. 

Definitions:
season:
1. to add flavourings such as salt, spices, or herbs to food;
2. to liven up something such as a speech or piece of writing by inserting exciting or amusing material;
3. to allow wood to dry out fully before use, or become fully dried out before being used;
4. to prepare a new frying pan or wok for use by rubbing vegetable oil into the heated cooking surface;

vouch:
1. to provide supporting evidence for the quality of somebody or something;
2. to cite somebody such as an authority in support of something;
3. in English law, to summon somebody to court to prove ownership of land;

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

deity & disarm

Quotations:
Colossians 2:9
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

Colossians 2:15
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Definitions:
deity:
a god, goddess, or other being regarded as divine;

disarm:
1. to give up a supply of weapons or reduce the strength of armed forces, or force another nation to do this;
2. to make someone feel less angry or unfriendly because of the way you behave or talk to them;

Monday, October 13, 2014

Colossians & supremacy

Quotations:
Colossians 1:15
The supremacy of Christ: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Definitions:
Colossians:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter addressed to the church in the Phrygian city of Colossae, written between 55 and 63 and traditionally attributed to St. Paul.

supremacy:
a position in which you have more power, authority or status than anyone else.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

mutilator & transcend

Quotations:
Philippians 3:2
Watch out for those dogs, those men who  do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.​

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Definitions:
mutilator:
mutilate:
1. to damage somebody's body very severely, especially by cutting or tearing off part it;
2. to damage something very badly;

transcend:
1. to be or go beyond the usual limits of something;
2. to go beyond something in quality or achievement;
3. to exist above and apart from the material world;
4. to become free of negative attitudes, thoughts, or feelings that limit what you can achieve.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

deacon & rivalry

Quotations:
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 

Philippians 1:15
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

Definitions:
deacon:
1. a religious leader just below the rank of a priest;
2. a person who is not a member of the clergy, but who helps a minister with church business affairs;

rivalry:
a state in which two people, companies, etc. are competing for the same thing.

Friday, October 10, 2014

exasperate & Philippians

Quotations:
Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 

Definitions:
exasperate:
to annoy or irritate somebody very much;

Philippians:
a book of the Bible, originally addressed to the Christian church at Philippi and traditionally attributed to St. Paul.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

out of place & wrinkle

Quotations:
Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:27
and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Definitions:
out of place:
1. inappropriate or incongruous;
2. in the wrong position;

wrinkle:
1. an accidental fold in a piece of cloth or paper;
2. a line that appears on your skin when you get older, or when your skin has been damaged by the sun;
3. to move part of your face, especially your nose, so that small lines appear on it;

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ligament & obscenity

Quotations:
Ephesians 4:16
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

Definitions:
ligament:
a strong band of tissue in the body that connects bones and supports organs and keeps them in position;

obscenity:
obscene language or behaviour;

obscene:
connected with sex in a way that most people find offensive;

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

manifold & apportion

Quotations:
Ephesians 3:10
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 4:7
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

Definitions:
manifold:
1. of many different kinds;
2. having many parts, forms, or applications;
3. a chamber or pipe with several openings for receiving or distributing a fluid or gas, e.g. the intake or exhaust manifolds of an internal combustion engine

apportion:
1. to divide something among people;
2. to give a share of something to somebody;

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ephesians & conformity

Quotations:
Ephesians 1:11
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

Definitions:
Ephesians:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter to the church in Ephesus and traditionally attributed to St Paul.

conformity:
behaviour or actions that follow the accepted rules of society.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

bewitch & agitator

Quotations:
Galatians 3:1
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.

Galatians 5:12
As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

Definitions:
bewitch:
1. to put a magic spell on somebody;
2. to attract or impress somebody so much that they can not think in a sensible way

agitator:
a person who tries to persuade people to take part in political protest;

Saturday, October 4, 2014

infiltrate & repute

Quotations:
Galatians 2:4
This matter arose because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.

Galatians 2:9
James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. 

Definitions:
infiltrate:
1. to enter or make somebody enter a place or an organization secretly, especially in order to get information that can be used against it;
2. to pass slowly into something.

repute:
be generally said or believed to do something or to have particular characteristics.

Friday, October 3, 2014

masquerade & Galatians

Quotations:
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

Galatians 1:1
Paul, an apostle -- sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead --

Definitions:
masquerade:
1. to pretend to be somebody or something that your are not;
2. a party at which masks and costumes are worn, whether an informal gathering of friends or a formal ball;
3. an act of pretending to be somebody who you are not;

Galatians:
a book of the Bible, originally a letter addressed to the people of Galatia and traditionally attributed to St. Paul.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

grudgingly & sparingly

Quotations:
2 Corinthians ​9:5
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Definitions:
grudgingly:
grudging:
done or given reluctantly, or doing or giving something reluctantly; done in an unwilling way;

sparingly:
sparing:
careful to use or give only a little of something;

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

well & liberal

Quotations:
2 Corinthians 8:2
Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

2 Corinthians 8:20
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift;

Definitions:
well:
1. if feelings well or well up inside you, they become very strong;
2. to rise or flow to the surface from inside the ground or the body, or cause something to do this;
3. if a liquid wells or wells up, it comes to the surface and is about to flow out;

liberal:
1. large in size or amount;
2. freely giving money, time, or some other asset;
3. tolerant of different views and standards of behavior in others;
4. favoring gradual reform, especially political reforms that extend democracy, distribute wealth more evenly, and protect personal freedom of the individual;

impostor & ardent

Quotations:
2 Corinthians 6:8
through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;

2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.

Definitions:
impostor:
a person who pretends to be someone else in order to trick people.

ardent:
very enthusiastic and showing strong feelings about somebody or something.