I am preparing notes for a theology course on the Bible that I will be teaching at the newly formed Grace Bible Institute in Frederick, MD. Paul declares in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for… Read More ›
God’s purpose based on election
I spent the past week with a friend working through Romans 9:6-13 resulting in some animated discussion back and forth. When the dust settled, we came to an agreement on the outline of the passage and how it would be best… Read More ›
Two New Greek Resources by Rod Decker
Dr. Rod Decker of Baptist Bible Seminary will have published this Fall both a first year Greek Grammar as well as a two-volume handbook on the Greek text of the Gospel of Mark. The first year grammar published by Baker Academic is… Read More ›
Born again or from above?
This week the students in my second year Greek Exegetical Methods class finished their final research paper and one of the two passages they could choose to write the paper on was John 3:1-8. One issue that the student must wrestle with is the… Read More ›
The wonderful preposition ὑπέρ
I recently began a sermon series at our church on Galatians. As I worked through the first message on 1:1-5, I was again overwhelmed with the substitutional death of Christ that is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus… Read More ›
New Greek Grammar by Dr. Rod Decker
Dr. Rod Decker of Baptist Bible Seminary has recently announced that his first-year Greek grammar will be published by Baker in the near future. Titled Learning Koine Greek, this grammar will complement his intermediate grammar titled Koine Greek Reader, which has… Read More ›
ῥύομαι – That other word for saved!
The New Testament often employs the verb σῴζω to describe several things including the saving of the soul from eternal destruction as well as for denoting the rescue or deliverance out of other difficult physical or temporal circumstances. It is… Read More ›
ἐκπλήσσω – Being amazed at God and his word
We will be studying the Gospel of Matthew in Sunday school this fall and this morning I finished a major section when I wrote notes for the end of chapter 7. In 7:28-29, Matthew adds a conclusion to the Sermon… Read More ›
ἱκανός: I will never pass over you again!
I have been busy for the past 7 weeks as my lack of posting clearly demonstrates. I ended up teaching a bit more than I anticipated this fall, and well, I am finally finished. I did enjoy my semester, but when… Read More ›
Novum Testamentum Graece (NA27), Wide-Margin Edition
I recently received in the mail a wide-margin edition of NA 27 (Nestle-Aland 27th edition). For those of you who know the Greek New Testament by color of the cover, it is the “blue” edition. Anyway, Christianbook.com (CBD) has them available for… Read More ›