The idea of learning New Testament Greek may seem daunting or like something reserved for seminary students and theologians, but Chris Palmer joins Gary Wilkerson to dispel this misconception and encourage Christians at all levels of faith and stages of life to learn biblical Greek.
In Luke and Acts, as we understand the compound Greek words that make up the name Theophilus, we can see those who love God can still struggle with doubt.
Understanding Greek is not necessary for understanding the Bible, but it can open up the scriptures in ways you haven’t seen before.
Chris Palmer and Gary Wilkerson discuss ways that Christians can begin to learn and study New Testament Greek.
A good place to start when learning Greek is to learn the alphabet.
Learning biblical Greek is not an insurmountable task.
Luke 1:3-4; Acts 1:1-2
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The Reverend Chris Palmer is the founder and pastor of Light of Today Church in Novi, Michigan, an international teacher, professor of theology, and author.
Over the last decade, Christ has visited over forty nations of the world in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean, working with both traditional churches and the underground church.
Chris earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from North Central University and an M.A. in Exegetical Theology, magna cum laude, from Moody Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Wales, Bangor, in the area of Johannine literature, particularly the book of Revelation. He is a sought-after Greek scholar for his ability to make God’s Word come alive from the Greek in a unique way. He currently serves as adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute.
Chris has written seven books including Strange Scriptures: Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, and Curious Verses from the New Testament, Letters From Jesus: Studies From the Seven Churches of Revelation and his latest, Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words that Unlock Scripture. His articles have been published by Charisma, CBN, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, and more.
Chris resides in Walled Lake, MI.
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.