Genuflect / Genuflection

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Genuflect / Genuflection. A sign of reverence used in some churches eg on entering the building and at the Eucharist (Holy Communion), in which one bends with the right knee touching the ground, sometimes while making the sign of the cross.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Genuflect / Genuflection. A sign of reverence used in some churches eg on entering the building and at the Eucharist (Holy Communion), in which one bends with the right knee touching the ground, sometimes while making the sign of the cross.

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Armageddon

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Armageddon. The literal or symbolic location of the gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, as prophesied in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Signed here without a place/location sign/referencer which would need to be added to place

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Armageddon. The literal or symbolic location of the gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, as prophesied in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Signed here without a place/location sign/referencer which would need to be added to place it, as required contextually, either in topographic or syntactic space. It’s also used as a generic term for any end times scenario.

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Exaltation (Elevating)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Exaltation (Elevating). To promote or elevate someone into a position of power or command.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Exaltation (Elevating). To promote or elevate someone into a position of power or command.

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Custom

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Custom. A tradition or practice that is usual in a particular society or situation.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Custom. A tradition or practice that is usual in a particular society or situation.

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Platitude

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Platitude. A statement (often with moral content) that has been drained of interest or impact through overuse.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Platitude. A statement (often with moral content) that has been drained of interest or impact through overuse.

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Charismatic movement

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Charismatic movement. A movement of Christians who experience the Holy Spirit by receiving spiritual gifts (charisms) such as 'speaking in tongues', healing others and making prophesies. Charismatics can be found in any Christian denomination.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Charismatic movement. A movement of Christians who experience the Holy Spirit by receiving spiritual gifts (charisms) such as ‘speaking in tongues’, healing others and making prophesies. Charismatics can be found in any Christian denomination.

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Communion of Saints (-The)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of The Communion of Saints. Referenced in The Apostle's Creed - the spiritual union of all Christians, living and dead.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of The Communion of Saints. Referenced in The Apostle’s Creed – the spiritual union of all Christians, living and dead.

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Myths

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Myths. Stories, often handed down through generations, typically describing very significant events such as the origins of a nation.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Myths. Stories, often handed down through generations, typically describing very significant events such as the origins of a nation.

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Druid

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Druid. A leader or priest in the Celtic religion.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Druid. A leader or priest in the Celtic religion.

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Preach / Sermon / Homily

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Preach / Sermon / Homily. The original usage was that of proclaiming the Christian message to non-Christians but its modern usage refers to Biblical exposition in churches as well as proclaiming the gospel in the context of outreach.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Preach / Sermon / Homily. The original usage was that of proclaiming the Christian message to non-Christians but its modern usage refers to Biblical exposition in churches as well as proclaiming the gospel in the context of outreach.

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Redeemer

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Redeemer. A name for Jesus, referring to His 'buying back' Christians from the effects of their sin through His sacrifice on the cross. In the Old Testament, God as Redeemer is used in the sense of deliverer eg from plague and slavery. Bible references in

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Redeemer. A name for Jesus, referring to His ‘buying back’ Christians from the effects of their sin through His sacrifice on the cross. In the Old Testament, God as Redeemer is used in the sense of deliverer eg from plague and slavery.

Bible references include: Isaiah 41:14

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Immanence

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Immanence. God's inhabiting of the world and mankind through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God’s presence in everything; often refers to God’s involvement in all of creation.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Immanence. God’s inhabiting of the world and mankind through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God’s presence in everything; often refers to God’s involvement in all of creation.

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Thurible / Censer

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Thurible / Censer. A metal bowl containing aromatic incense, suspended from a chain and used during some church services.

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Elder (Modern church)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (Modern church). A member of the leadership team of a non-conformist church. See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (New Testament church)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Elder (Modern church). A member of the leadership team of a non-conformist church.

See also: Elder (Older) and Elder (New Testament church)

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Overwhelm

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Overwhelm. Overcome with emotion.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Overwhelm. Overcome with emotion.

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Adon / Adonai

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Adon / Adonai. Hebrew names of God, meaning Master or Lord. For example, "Our Lord" or "Lord of Lords" Bible references include 1 Samuel 16:16 and Psalm 97:5

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Adon / Adonai. Hebrew names of God, meaning Master or Lord. For example, “Our Lord” or “Lord of Lords”

Bible references include 1 Samuel 16:16 and Psalm 97:5

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Anthropomorphism

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Anthropomorphism. Ascribing human characteristics (motives, traits, emotions etc) to objects and non-human beings. Signed here ascribing characteristics to God.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Anthropomorphism. Ascribing human characteristics (motives, traits, emotions etc) to objects and non-human beings. Signed here ascribing characteristics to God.

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Humble

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Humble. Modest, not proud or self-aggrandising.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Humble. Modest, not proud or self-aggrandising.

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Law of the Spirit

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Law of the Spirit. The intent of the Law, ie rather than a literal, slavish interpretation of the Law.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Law of the Spirit. The intent of the Law, ie rather than a literal, slavish interpretation of the Law.

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Advent (the season leading up to Christmas)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of advent (the season leading up to Christmas). The season of the Church's year in which Christians prepare to celebrate the nativity (the birth of Christ). See also: Advent (Second coming) and Advent Wreath and Advent Candle and Wreath

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of advent (the season leading up to Christmas). The season of the Church’s year in which Christians prepare to celebrate the nativity (the birth of Christ).

See also: Advent (Second coming) and Advent Wreath and Advent Candle and Wreath

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Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised / Christening (Infant)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised / Christening (Infant). The ceremony of marking an infant or child with water as a promise to bring them up in the Christian faith and as a sign of their parents' and godparents' faith in Jesus Christ. Churches that

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptism / Baptize / Baptise / Baptised / Christening (Infant). The ceremony of marking an infant or child with water as a promise to bring them up in the Christian faith and as a sign of their parents’ and godparents’ faith in Jesus Christ. Churches that practice infant baptism consider it to be a sacrament.

See also: Baptism / Baptize and Baptism / Baptize (Full Immersion)

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