Greek Concepts

Greek Concepts

Learning New Testament Greek is essential to understanding the concepts and truths expressed by the original text.  Truths so often lost in translation.  Our Greek Concepts articles aim to explain those two thousand year old Biblical Greek concepts to the believer of today.

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  • μέριμνα (merimna) ~ care, anxiety, worry
    January 6, 2020

    The Greek concept of μέριμνα (merimna) describes a state in which someone is mentally occupied with something.  It manifests as an anxious, troubled, and distracted mind.  The attention consumed with the cares of this life.  The Bible teaches this is Satan’s only weapon against a believer in Christ, one that he employs to hinder spiritual growth.

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  • λογικός (logikos) ~ rational, spiritual, pertaining to reason or logic
    March 30, 2020

    The Greek concept of λογικός (logikos) pertains to the reasoning processes of the human mind.  It also describes the thinking processes through which we reason out the issues of life.  It is where our most intimate and active relationship with the Lord takes place.  Moreover, the Bible teaches that serving the Lord with our reasoning processes is how we become a living sacrifice.

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  • φρονέω (phroneo) ~ mindset, frame of mind, attitude
    April 20, 2020

    The Greek concept of φρονέω (phroneō) encompasses the frame of mind, mental attitude, and mindset.  It is not about individual thoughts, as much as the entire mental approach to all of life.  Our reaction to every circumstance we encounter reveals our mental attitude.  The Bible teaches that a humble frame of mind is the key component to genuine fellowship.  Additionally, it describes Spiritual maturity as functioning with the mindset of Christ.

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