The Hidden Truth of Jesus’ Parables

To illustrate the need for the Holy Spirit to operate as an interpreter of the Bible, read through Mark 4:1-20 for yourself. Try reading the first 9 verses alone and see if you can figure out the parable without reading Jesus’ explanation (though if you know this story too well the answers will come flooding…

Names

Today we often name children after names we like the sound of. But in ancient times, names carried more meaning and weight. In today’s episode we dive deeper into the Scriptures to uncover some of the customs behind names and naming in ancient times. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the…

Joshua

Just as a “Pedro” might today introduce his name to an English-speaking person as “Peter,” so would a Hebrew “Joshua” have introduced himself to a Greek-speaking person as, “Jesus” in the New Testament era. This transliteration reminds us to focus in on the meaning of Jesus’ name as the angel communicated it to Joseph in…