Trust in God; belief that God can and will do what he has promised; doing somethingfaithful
because God said to, without any other reason to do it. Faith is one of the most important topics in the Bible because God is invisible. Pleasing him requires that we act only on what He has said. All of the Bible's heroes became heroes because of their faith; Hebrews 11 lists many of them by name.
2 Chronicles 20:20
Dependable; reliable; trustworthy. A person who is faithful does what he or she says. The Bible often describes God as faithful and asks his people to be faithful, too. Faithful is the opposite of unfaithful.faithfulness
1 Samuel 2:35
Dependability; reliability; trustworthiness.false prophet
3 John 1:3
• A person who claims to speak for God when he or she really does not; a person who pretends to be a prophet; a phony prophet.false teacher
• A being described in the prophecies of Revelation 16-20. The false prophet does fake miracles and persuades people all over the world to worship the beast. He will be thrown into the lake of fire.
A person who teaches what is not true about God. False teachers were a big problem in the churches at Corinth and Galatia during the early days of Christianity.fast
2 Corinthians 11:13
2 Peter 2:12-15
Verb: To go without food for an unusual length of time; to skip one or more meals.fasting
Noun: A period of time when a person willingly eats nothing.
1 Kings 21:12
Sometimes people fast during prayer or a time of repentance. Fasting was part of the annual Day of Atonement. Jesus fasted several times. Satan once tempted Jesus after Jesus had fasted 40 days.
This word has at least three meanings in the Bible:fear of the Lord
• A person's father.
• A person's ancestor, such as a grandfather, greatgrandfather, or even someone related from hundreds of years ago.
• First person of the Trinity; a title for God. Jesus taught his disciples to address God as Father in their prayers.
Respect for God; respect for God's power and authority.feast
2 Chronicles 17:10
An official day of celebrating, resting, or marking an important event. God instructed the Israelites to hold several feasts, including the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Booths, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, Passover, Sabbath, and the Day of Atonement. Five of these happened once a year; three were known as "annual festivals." They are all described in Leviticus 23:1-44.Feast of Booths
Exodus 23:15, 16
One of the three annual festivals; a celebration of God's care for his people in the desert during the Exodus. The people harvested the fruit and lived in handmade booths for seven days. It was also called the Feast of Tabernacles and the Feast of Ingathering.Feast of Dedication
The term used in the New Testament for Hanukkah.Feast of Firstfruits
A day of celebrating God's provision. The people gave the first part of the barley harvest to the Lord.Feast of Harvest
Another name for the Feast of Weeks.Feast of Ingathering
Another name for the Feast of Booths.Feast of Passover
The longer name for Passover.Feast of Tabernacles
Another name for the Feast of Booths.Feast of Trumpets
A day of rest and praise to God. This feast took place on the first day of the month of Ethanim.Feast of Unleavened Bread
One of the three annual festivals; a time of remembering when the Israelite slaves left Egypt. The unleavened bread is a reminder that the Israelite slaves had to leave quickly, with no time to add leaven (yeast) to their bread dough. The feast lasts for seven days and begins on the fourteenth day of Nisan.Feast of Weeks
One of the three annual festivals; a time of thanking God for the harvest. This feast became known as Pentecost because it took place 50 days after the beginning of the Passover. It is also called the Feast of Harvest.Felix (* happy)
Deuteronomy 16:10, 16
Roman procurator (governor) of Judea from A.D. 52 to 59, during Paul's imprisonment in Jerusalem. Paul was being held on false charges and Felix was supposed to judge Paul's case. Instead he kept Paul in prison for two years as a favor to Paul's enemies, hoping that Paul would bribe him.fellowship offering
One of the five main kinds of sacrifices that the Israelites offered to God. This kind of offering focused on the person's relationship with God. The exact sacrifice depended on whether it was a thanksgiving offering, a vow offering, or a freewill offering.festival
A once-a-year celebration that God commanded the Israelites to observe. There were three such festivals: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths.Festus (* festival)
1 Kings 12:32
1 Corinthians 5:8
Roman procurator (governor) of Judea after Felix, during the time of Paul's arrest and trial for leading an uprising against Rome. Festus is the one who heard Paul's defense and appeal to Caesar. His full name was Porcius Festus.final judgment
See last dayfirstborn
The child born first in a family. In Old Testament times, the firstborn son got thefirstfruits
birthright. The New Testament describes Jesus as the firstborn among all Christians because he is their redeemer.
The first crops to be harvested, first wool to be shorn from the sheep, or first result of any other labor. The Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Firstfriuts are celebrations of the harvest's firstfruits. The people of Israel supported the priests and Levites (in part) by giving them the firstfruits of grain, wine, and wool.flesh
• The corrupt part of human nature; evil desires. The apostle Paul wrote a famous passage (Romans 7:14-25) about doing battle with this part of himself.flocks and herds
• Meat; the body of an animal or person.
1 Corinthians 15:39
• People; human beings.
1 John 4:2
Cattle, sheep, and goats kept by farmers, herdsmen, or shepherds; domesticated animals. Many people of Bible times kept flocks and herds or worked for those who did. David was a shepherd before he was king.flogged
Whipped by a scourge.flood
• The time when God covered the earth with water to destroy everyone but Noah and his family. God did this because all people everywhere were constantly doing evil. Only the people and animals in Noah's ark survived.foolish
• A deluge; an excess of water. This term was sometimes used as a symbol of terror, disaster, or chaos
Weak of character; senseless.forbearance
1 Chronicles 21:8
Acting patient and calm; being self-controlled; showing restraint; holding back.forefather
An ancestor; a person related to you from long ago.foretold
Predicted; told before the happening. The prophets foretold many details about the Messiah.forgive
To pardon, release, or free from obligation; cancel a debt; let go.fornication
This word is one of the most important in the Bible because all people everywhere need God's forgiveness, and most of the Bible's stories and messages tell of God's desire to forgive people. Jesus came and died to make it possible. This is also one reason God wants his people always to forgive each other.
Relations with anyone who is not the person's husband or wife; relations before marriage or outside of marriage..forsake, forsaken
7 Corinthians 5:1
To give up on; abandon; leave alone. The Bible promises that God will never forsake his people.
four horsemen of the Apocalypse
(for hors-mihn uhv the uh-pah-kuh-lips)
Four riders described in the prophesies of Revelation 6:2-8. Each rides a horse of a different color: white, red, black, or pale.frankincense
A dry perfume or incense made from the sap of the Boswellia tree. Frankincense has a strong, pleasant smell when burned. The magi who visited the child Jesus brought him a gift of frankincense.fruit of the Spirit
The result of devotion to God; ways a person acts and lives when he or she surrenders control to the Holy Spirit.fruitful
Productive; fertile.Go Home
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