The Bible is its Own Best Dictionary

Words in the Bible can have their meanings changed in society over time.

  • Therefore modern English dictionaries can sometimes wrongly define Bible words.

If you want to know what a word means in the Bible, then pull out the Bible itself and look up all the different places where that word is used! The bible is its own best dictionary.

We look at 11 bible words misunderstood today

  1. church
  2. saint
  3. priest
  4. Christian
  5. baptize
  6. minister
  7. pastor
  8. love
  9. miracle
  10. hades
  11. antichrist


The Transfiguration of Jesus (Matt. 17:1-8)

An exposition of Matthew 17:1-8


  1. appreciate that the apostles were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ majesty (Matt. 17:1-9)
  2. look forward to seeing Jesus just as He is (Matt. 17:1,2)
  3. recognise that Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 17:4)
  4. understand that the Law and the Prophets have been replaced (Matt. 17:4-8)
  5. always recognise Jesus as God’s Son (Matt. 17:5)
  6. always listen to Jesus (Matt. 17:5)
  7. not be afraid (Matt. 17:6-8)

Jesus feeds the 5,000 – food for thought

Physical food miraculously supplied for the 5,000 men is also serious “food for thought”!

An exposition of Matthew 14:13-21


  • God can also supply our physical needs!
  • God can do even more than we can ask or think! Don’t be “hardened” like the apostles were.

God can also supply our spiritual needs!

Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you

An exposition of Matthew 15:21-28

Miraculous healing of the daughter of the Canaanite woman (a Gentile of the Syrophoenician race)