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abandon

to leave completely


abide

to stay


ability

something you can do


abomination

a shameful, ugly thing


absence

not being there


accept

to decide that something is all right


accommodation

a place to stay


accomplish

to get something right; to succeed


account

an answer or an explanation about what you have done


accountable

in a position where you are judged (like a person who stands in court)


accuse

to blame for something wrong


achievement

something you were successful with


acknowledge

to know; to honour; to admit

actively

When you are actively doing something, you are doing it yourself. You are not letting someone else do it.


actually

really; in reality


AD

Anno Domini ("in the year of the Lord"). This is a way of saying "this many years after the birth of Jesus Christ"


administer

to give; to hand out


admire

to enjoy the beauty of something; to think highly of someone


adopt

to take a child (who was not born to you) to be your own child


adorn

to make beautiful; to decorate


adult

a grown-up; a person who is not a child anymore


adultery

cheating your husband or wife; causing someone else to cheat a husband or wife


advance

to take further


advantage

for your own good



adversary

opponent; enemy


adversity

trouble; hardship


advice

guidance; something that you say to help someone


affair

business; project


agreement

harmony; unity


alert

awake; careful


alike

the same


along

together


amazing

wonderful and surprising


ambassador

an authorised (official) messenger


ancient

from very long ago


anguish

extreme sadness and worry


announce

to make known; to proclaim


anxiety

a feeling of worry


anxious

worried


apart

away; separate


apostle

A person who was sent by Jesus to go and tell the world about him. Every apostle saw Jesus after his resurrection and received teaching from him.  


appearance

the way someone (or something) looks


appreciate

to be thankful for something


appreciation

thankfulness


armour

the clothes and weapons of a soldier


ascension

Jesus' act of going up to heaven, before the eyes of his disciples


ashamed

feeling shame or guilt


aside

away; to the side


assign

to give


assurance

being sure of something


assure

to help someone to be sure of something


astray

away from the right path


at hand

near; here


atmosphere

the general feeling or mood in a place


atonement

making right what was done wrong


attitude

the way in which you act or treat others


authority

the power that comes with a certain position


awe

a feeling of respect and wonder


B

balanced

focusing on different things, not just on one thing


banish

to force someone to leave a place


barren

unable to have children


based

built; standing (in a certain place)


be


bear with

to be patient with; to endure


behave

to act; to do things in a certain way


behold

look!


believe

to trust (that something is true)


below

under


benefit

a good deed; a good thing


best interests

what is best for someone


betroth

to become engaged; to agree to marry


biblical principle

a basic rule that is given to us in the Bible


bind

to fasten with a rope or a chain


bitter

full of anger and complaints


blame

to say that someone is guilty


blameless

innocent, without anything wrong


blemish

a small mark that makes something dirty / less beautiful


blinded

made blind, unable to notice


blood on hands

To say that someone's blood is on your hands, is to say that you are responsible for the death (or spiritual death) of that person.


boast

to brag; to talk in a proud way


bodily

of the body


boldness

courage; being unafraid


booklet

small book; pamphlet


bother

to disturb; to imitate


bribe

money that is given in secret, to make someone do something for you


bridegroom

a man who is going to get married


briefly

quickly


budget

a written record of the money you have and the money you spend


build up

to build; to help someone to grow


burden

something that is heavy to carry


businesswoman

a woman who makes money by selling things or services


by biblical means

in biblical ways


C

calling

a task that you have received from God


capture

to take into your power


career

working life


carpenter

someone who makes things from wood


carrier

someone who carries; something that carries


cast

to throw


catechism

teaching the faith to children or new believers


cause (noun)

a reason; something that makes something else happen


cause (verb)

to move; to make


Cenchrea

an area in the city of Corinth


chaos

disorder; confusion


character

who a person is, in his heart


characteristic

something that is always true of someone or something


chariot

a car that was pulled by horses and used in war


charm

being attractive


cheer

to give a shout of joy or encouragement


childlike

like a child


Christ

Messiah; One that was anointed by God


circumcise

to cut off the skin (called the foreskin) at the end of the penis of a boy or a man


circumstance

a situation in your life


citizen

a person who is a member of a certain country or area (either because he was born there or because that country gave him the right to become a citizen)


cleanse

to clean completely


cohabitation

living together like a husband and wife, without being married


collapse

to fall completely


Colossae

an ancient city in Asia Minor (where the country of Turkey is today)


comfort

a good feeling, free from worries and stress


comfortable

free from problems and stress


commit

to bind yourself through a promise


commit sin

to "commit" sin is to "do" sin


commitment

a promise to do something / to be something


common

general; seen in many people's lives


common grace

God’s grace / goodness towards all people on earth. This is not the same as special grace. Special grace is the goodness that God shows only to certain people, by giving them eternal life through Jesus Christ.


communicate

to speak to people; to give information or ideas to people


communication

the ways in which we speak to others


communicator

someone who communicates


compare

to say that something is like something else


compassion

mercy; pity; wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry or in trouble


competent

able


complaint

saying that you are unhappy about something


conceive

to understand; to become pregnant


concern

a feeling of worry


condemnation

the punishment for a guilty person


confess

to openly agree with something that God said


confession

1) telling your sins to God or to someone else; 

2) a statement of faith (a document in which people say what they believe)


confidence

trust


confident

assured of success


confidential

secret; private


conflict

1) fighting;

2) differences


conformed

shaped to fit something


confront

to speak to someone about a difficult matter


confrontation

speaking about a difficult matter; challenging someone


congregation

another word for "church"


conquer

to beat; to have victory over


T

to be

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W

worry

testing



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