Matthew

Storing up treasures in heaven (not attempting to serve two masters) (Matthew 6:19 – 6:24)

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his followers, “Do not store your treasures on earth where mice and moths can destroy them and where thieves may break in and steal them. Instead, store your treasures in heaven where mice and moths cannot destroy and where thieves cannot break…
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Matthew

Prayer – Jesus teaches us how to pray effectively (Matthew 6:5 – 6:15)

During the Sermon on the Mount, continuing his lesson regarding hypocrisy, Jesus instructed his followers on the proper way to pray. He told them: “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites who pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners in order to be seen by…
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Christian News

“Homophobia” shaves years off your life – how to handle ever-changing moral standards

Slipped to the public under the guise of serious scientific research, a Columbia University research team has released a new research paper which concludes that homophobia shaves years off your life – years to be exact.  Their stated solution is for society to accept homosexuality as a conventional moral standard in…
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Easton

Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – A

Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, as Omega is the last. These letters occur in the text of Rev. 1:8, 11; 21:6; 22:13, and are represented by "Alpha" and "Omega" respectively (omitted in , 1:11). They mean "the first and last." (Comp. Heb. 12:2; Isa. 41:4; 44:6; Rev.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – B

Baal Lord. (1.) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Judg. 2:11; 10:10; 1 Kings 18:18; Jer. 2:23; Hos. 2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer. 19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – C

Cab Hollow (, "kab"), occurs only in 2 Kings 6:25; a dry measure, the sixth part of a seah, and the eighteenth part of an ephah, equal to about two English quarts. Cabins Only in Jer. 37:16 (, "cells"), arched vaults or recesses off a passage or room; cells for…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – D through E

Daberath Pasture, a Levitical town of Issachar (Josh. 19:12; 21:28), near the border of Zebulum. It is the modern small village of Deburich, at the base of Mount Tabor. Tradition has incorrectly made it the scene of the miracle of the cure of the lunatic child (Matt. 17:14). Daemon The…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – F through G

Fable Applied in the New Testament to the traditions and speculations, "cunningly devised fables", of the Jews on religious questions (1 Tim. 1:4; 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Pet. 1:16). In such passages the word means anything false and unreal. But the word is used as almost equivalent…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – H through I

Habakkuk Embrace, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets. Of his personal history we have no reliable information. He was probably a member of the Levitical choir. He was contemporary with Jeremiah and Zephaniah. Habakkuk, Prophecies of Were probably written about 650-627, or, as some think, a few years later.…
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary (complete text) by M.G. Easton – J

Jaakan He twists, one of the sons of Ezer, the son of Seir the Horite (1 Chr. 1:42). Jaakobah Heel-catcher, a form of the name Jacob, one of the descendants of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:36). Jaala A wild she-goat, one of the Nethinim, whose descendants returned from the Captivity (Neh.…
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