The "lingo" of Christianity can be difficult for non-Christians to understand, but some of the big words and terms can even be hard for Christians to fully grasp. I like to call them Ten-Dollar Words, and I hope my poem helps you to understand a couple of those very important, but difficult to understand, words that pastors and teachers toss about.
Big ten-dollar words--
If you grew up in a Bible church,
They’re words you must have heard.
Sanctification simply means
Living out your faith,
Growing more like Christ
As you journey through your days.
Propitiation simply means
Atonement for our sins
Resulting from the sacrifice
Of Jesus for all men.
Knowing those big words
Won’t change how we should live,
But knowing what they mean
Reminds us why we live.
From . . . And a Poem, Too by Kathy Mansfield