Greek for the Week with Rev. Chris Palmer teaches you God’s Word through the original language of the New Testament: Greek! In each podcast, Chris will analyze a verse in Greek and will pull out exciting meanings filled with practical insight for daily living. Your understanding of Scripture will grow and your heart will be filled with encouragement. If you’ve ever read a Scripture and wondered: ‘what’s that mean?’ than you’ll love Greek for the Week!

  • Put on the Sandals of Peace (Ephesians 6:15)
    by Greek for the Week on May 29, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    In Ephesians 6:15, we are told that peace is like the sandal of a Roman soldier that enabled the solider to stand his ground. The phrase "having put on" (hypodesamenoi) is found in the middle voice and indicates the part we play in having peace that comes from God's Word. --- Support this podcast:

  • Righteous Living = Persecution (Matthew 5:10)
    by Greek for the Week on April 1, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    In Matthew 5:10 it says Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake. The word “righteousness” here is dikaiosynes. Here it means a whole life that is oriented toward God. It is set against the establishment of the systems of this world. And, because of this, it is easily noticeable and stands out. Because of this, it attracts persecution. --- Support this podcast:

  • The Beatitudes part 3 - Those Who Mourn (Matthew 5:4)
    by Greek for the Week on February 19, 2020 at 11:00 am

    In Matthew 5:4, Jesus says, “blessed” (well off) are those who mourn. The Greek word for “mourn” here is “penthountes” which means passionate grief that leads to action. It entails weeping over sin, being saddened by the loss of our own innocence, and being distraught by the wickedness in the world. --- Support this podcast:

  • The Beatitudes part 2 - Poor In Spirit (Matthew 5:3)
    by Greek for the Week on February 13, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Being "poor in spirit,” as in Matthew 5:3, means feeling our need for God and reaching out to himwith the total trust that he alone can supply what we lack. This term “poor in spirit” (ptochoi to pneumati) comes from Ps. 33:19 in the Greek Old Testament. It means one who humbly trusts God in their impoverished state. --- Support this podcast:

  • The Beatitudes part 1 (Matthew 5:3-11)
    by Greek for the Week on February 10, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    In Matthew 5:3-11, we find the Beatitudes. The beatitudes display the attitude of a true disciple of Jesus, one who has chosen the way of the Kingdom over the way of the world. A disciple who practices this will be “makarioi.” This is often translated “happy,” “blessed,” and it describes one who is well off, has a deep inner joy, and is even to be envied. --- Support this podcast: