To those with biblically trained ears, it is quickly evident that culture at large has (without even realising it) embraced biblical terminology. For example the phrase “by the skin of my teeth” is frequently heard, but most don’t realise that it comes from Job 19:20.
On Good Friday I preached a sermon from the same text from which this study is taken. That sermon was aimed, without apology, at the conversion of the lost and at the edification of the found. I sought to draw attention to the glories as
The Confessing Church (or Confessional Church) was a Protestant breakaway church in Nazi Germany, which came about in opposition to government-sponsored efforts to Nazify the German Protestant church. The term “confessing” characterised it as a church which was willing to nail its colours to the