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2-Week Word Study: Satan

The word “Satan” appears in the NIV 47 times.

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Holy Spirit

The phrase “Holy Spirit” appears in the┬áCEV 112 times, only 96 times in the NIV.

It is only found three times in the Old Testament, twice in Isaiah 63.

The Holy Spirit is mentioned by name 46 times in the book of Acts, more frequently than in any other book of the Bible.

Elders and Deacons

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Paul writes that people who desire to take leadership in the church have an admirable goal.

This reminds me of a conversation I had once with a friend. We discussed volunteering, and I asked why anyone would ever subject themselves to school board service. It’s stressful and unpaid.

He replied that his brother had been a school board president, and that the goal was to help the schools improve and provide a top-notch education.

I imagine that this should be the motivation of church elders and deacons, too.

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A Big "If"

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We know that the Law is good, if it is used in the right way (NIV).

This implies that God‘s Law can be used in the wrong way, that it can cause great damage.

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