THE PASTOR IN HIS SERMON: “The English Says, …”

How many times have we been in church listening to the preacher do a good job expositing (explaining) the text?  At some point, he says “Now, what the Greek actually says is…” At that pronouncement, the congregation grows a little quieter and a little more attentive.  Why is that?

Why Study Koine Biblical Greek?

"There are two ways you can learn biblical Greek, and it all depends on your goal. If you want to be able to sit down and read biblical Greek, then you want the Basics of Biblical Greek resources. If you do not want the headaches of traditional language learning but rather want to understand biblical Greek on your Bible search program or with your interlinear, then Bible Study Greek is the solution." Bill Mounce

What is “Church” According to the Bible?

A congregation of Christians. A group of Christians, who gather for a Christian meeting, implying an interacting membership. In the Hebrew Scriptures, it usually refers to the nation of Israel, i.e., “the assembly of Israel” or “the congregation of Israel.” In the Greek New Testament, it refers to congregations of Christians, as well as the Christian congregation as a whole.

ACTS 17:18 How Can We Reason with Modern-Day Babblers?

Acts 17:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

18 And certain ones of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler[1] wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,” because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.

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