Author: Ron Graham
“Mean” to “Midnight”
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➤ Meaning The Meaning of Words —Many arguments about what the Bible means only happen because people lose sight of certain simple principles.
➤ Meaning/Means of salvation God's Plan of Salvation —How we are saved and what we are saved from.
➤ Measure Measures of the Soul —In Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul writes of "being strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person." Your outward person (the fleshly body) can be measured by physical measures. Your weight is so many kilograms, your height so many centimetres, your age so many years, and so forth. But what are the measures of your inner self (your soul or spirit)?
➤ Media Acts Facts —What the book of Acts tells us happened in Media. Includes a map of the region.
➤ Mediator Jesus the Mediator —About the powerful new law or covenant that Jesus mediated to mankind. Even the very promise of it long ago rendered the law (under which the old priesthood functioned) obsolete and ready to disappear.
Note —MEDIATOR: one who presents the decrees of a high authority to his subjects on his behalf. An “intercessor”, on the other hand, presents the pleas of the subjects to the high authority on their behalf.
➤ Mediator The Mediator of a New Covenant —Jesus Christ the Son of God is called “the mediator of a better covenant enacted upon better promises” (Hebrews 8:6). When this mediator delivers to us a covenant from God, we had better listen!
➤ Medicine Is Medicine Magic? —Is medicine, including the use of modern drugs, linked to sorcery or magic arts? Is the physician an agent of the Devil?
➤ Medopersian empire Prophecies of Daniel —In visions, Daniel foresaw the entire period from the Babylonian captivity until the Messiah came and established his kingdom throughout the world. God knew the future, and he would ensure that his plan unfolded over the centuries just as he willed.
➤ Meek The Beatitudes (2) —The meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, and the merciful.
➤ Melchizedek Seven Great Changes —One word that characterises the Last Days, is change. Seven great foundation changes took place centuries ago when Christ died.
➤ Melchizedek Melchizedek Priesthood THREAD —List of Bible lessons on the topic “Melchizedek”, from simplybible.com’s study pages.
➤ Melita Acts Facts —What the book of Acts tells us happened in Melita. Includes a map of the region.
➤ Melita Acts 28:1-31. —These verses describe Paul’s stay on Malta, the journey from Malta to Rome, and a little of his work in Rome.
➤ Membership The Membership of His Church —How great a privilege it is to be a member of the church whose Head is Christ. This lesson marries that fact with comments by Paul in Colossians 3:8-17.
➤ Memory When is a Good Memory a Bad Thing? —In Philippians 3:13, Paul says, "Forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forward to those which are ahead, I press toward the goal..." In this lesson we ask what things should we forget and leave behind? When is it a bad thing to have a good memory?
➤ Memory power Preparing to Preach and Teach —There are seven exercises which, taken together, will empower you to do your own independent Biblical research.
➤ Men The Men Among You —A challenging message to the church and its men, especially the younger men and their essential role.
➤ Mental attitude Our Right Mental Attitude —God blesses me in the fullest measure (1Peter 1:2), My God is strong, His word abides forever (1Peter 1:25), I have returned to my Shepherd (1Peter 2:25).
➤ Merciful The Beatitudes (2) —The meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, and the merciful.
➤ Merit points Two Mistakes About Works —A lesson on the relationship between grace, faith, and works.
➤ Mesopotamia Acts Facts —What the book of Acts tells us happened in Mesopotamia. Includes a map of the region.
➤ Message Understanding the Message of the Gospel —Paul worried that the Colossians would abandon his teaching and become captives of false doctrines and commandments. How do we distinguish truth from the many false messages in the world?
Note —MESSIAH: The two titles, Messiah and Christ, are synonymous and interchangeable. “Messiah” is the Hebrew for which “Christ” is the Greek equivalent. The basic meaning of these titles is The Anointed One. See Strong: Hebrew 4899 (cf 4886), Greek 5547 (cf 5548).
➤ Messianic prophecies Messianic Prophecies —The Old Testament is valuable to Christians because its Messianic prophecies underpin the New Testament writings.
Note —METAMORPHOSIS: Metamorphosis is a change of form, especially when a creature undergoes a marvelous transformation into another creature, such as a caterpillar turning into a moth.
➤ Methuselah [days of] What Is a Day? —Are the Last Days a short period or a long age? Examines the surprisingly important Bible meanings of the word day.
➤ Method The Method of Christ’s Evangelists —In Colossians 4:3-6 Paul mentions the most important elements of the method by which he went about fulfilling his ministry to preach the message of Christ.
➤ Method of salvation God’s Plan of Salvation —How we are saved and what we are saved from.
Note —MICROCOSM: any system that exhibits, on a small scale, the elements and parts of the greater system of which it is part. The destruction of Sodom and the salvation of Lot is a small-scale version of the end of the world.
➤ Midnight Parable of the Friend at Midnight —A look at the parables of the Friend at Midnight and the Persistent Widow.