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Learning Greek is the Goal? No!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in discipleship, NT Greek | 3 comments

Learning Greek is the Goal? No!

Our Greek Study Club meets for the first time this evening at 6:00 at our church’s meeting place. Join us if you’re interest and you’re in the area (map).

(By the way, if you’re interested in learning Greek but you’re not in the area, stay tuned… I hope to make some exciting announcements in the coming weeks and months.)

So, as we meet, is our goal to learn Greek? Well, kinda. It is a goal, but it is not THE goal.

Greek is simply a tool to help us study and understand the Scriptures. The Scriptures, then, help us mature as disciples of Christ. As we mature as disciples of Christ, we disciple others both by proclaiming the gospel and by helping others mature in Christ.

So, learning Greek is not the goal. Learning Greek is simply another tool that we can use as we live for Christ.


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  1. 9-7-2010

    Good for you! We have a “Greek Reading Class” in our facility once a week. The goal is to study the Word – working with the Greek is just a means to an end. It does however, help those of us who are learning Greek to have a place to read together and work with vocabulary. It keeps Greek in my ears. Really a help.

    We have been reading for almost 4 years together. We started with the gospel of John, then have read his letters, and now are in Revelation. We have chosen to stay with John’s books because we are accustomed to how he writes. When we complete Revelation, we will look at another writer and decide to do his book or books. This has helped.

  2. 9-7-2010

    “…I hope to make some exciting announcements in the coming weeks and months.”

    Alright! I’m definitely interested.

  3. 9-7-2010


    Four years… wow!


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