All this month we’ve looked at Key Greek Words of the New Testament. At the beginning of the month, I mentioned that words in koine Greek have rich meaning and subtle nuances that really enhance the message the words relay. I hope our posts this month demonstrated that well.
It’s really amazing to me how rich and deep God’s word is. And that’s why reading it once is never enough. The more we read and dig, the more we discover.
God’s word is truly a treasure chest — filled to the brim with priceless, expressive words and truths.
And as we dig in, the more we find. And the more we find and know, the more our hearts can grow, mature, and bear fruit for Christ and His kingdom.
This month, we looked at the Greek words:
- Charis, the Greek New Testament word for grace. Without God’s merciful kindness and unmerited favor, without His leaning toward us in an extension of Himself for our good, where would we be?
- Zoe, the Greek word for life… specifically, this is the divine life in us— the life of the Son who breathes that life into us, eternally. There is no life superior to zoe life!
- Euaggelion, Greek for “good news.” And yes, the gospel is truly good news — the good news that God loves us, that Jesus died for us, and that our penalty is erased by His blood!
- Ekklesia is the Greek word translated “church” in the New Testament and means “to call out and gather.” God truly does call us out to gather together to worship, serve, and act and we can’t sit statically.
- Agape, the Greek word for love. But agape love is unique! Agape is the selfless type of love that Christ demonstrated… a love-your-enemies, dying-to-self, you-before me kind of love.
Patti even wrote a great post about Teaching Children Biblical Greek that you won’t want to miss!
And as promised, we have a printable for you…
Our graphic designer, Ashley Taylor, has created darling printable Flashcards of Key Greek Words of the New Testament just for you. Each card prints up front and back.
On the front, you’ll find:
- the Greek word we’ve studied this month,
- the Strong’s concordance number,
- the translation,
- and definition.
On the back are verses where you can find the Greek word used.
We are excited about these cards and hope you’ll be blessed by them!
Which Key Greek Word of the New Testament touched your heart? What did you most enjoy learning this month?