Church, Greek


At Bedford Road, we finished up Luke 5 yesterday. To be honest, I am still a little surprised that it took me so long to work through the chapter but there is just so much depth to these first encounters with Jesus. The way Jesus turned these people’s lives around, and then he encounters a group of self-righteous, religious bigots and shakes his head saying, “Once you drink the old wine, you won’t like the new.”  That’s master teaching, right there.

In the message yesterday, I mentioned that Luke does a little word play with the Greek words for good and Christ, so I thought I would put them up here for you to see.

Good = χρηστός
Christ = χριστός

And like I said on Sunday, both η and ι are pronounced as a long e sound in Greek, so the pun is complete. It is one of those things that really makes you shake your head and wonder if Jesus was speaking Greek or if Luke noticed the pun when he was composing his gospel and chose to insert it.

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