Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Goal of Our Instruction

Paul wrote, "The purpose of my instruction is so that all believers might be filled with love." I too have a goal for all my teaching. 

My textbooks and videos will get you started on your own love affair with New Testament Greek. Making a goal of being able to read your New Testament in Greek is one of the best ways to make Bible study a positive part of your life -- if you do it well. The high rate of dropout for those who want to study Greek mars the joy of learning. I want you to experience the kind of learning that will make you love Greek forever with a profound sense of self-confidence. 

I am forever indebted to my own Greek teachers for motivating me to become proficient in the language. Greek has truly been life-changing for me. But let's be clear: forced effort does not get you to the finish line. Attaining any long-term, important goal in your life must be an enjoyable process. It doesn't matter if you have language aptitude or not. You have the potential of becoming a reader of Greek. My goal is to help you succeed. Studying Greek is not about competition with others. Rather, studying Greek is to help us each fulfill our calling in life, and that is to know Christ and to make him known. After all these years of teaching I am still experiencing the joy of Greek -- both teaching it and learning it. 

If you're interested, you can access my Greek resources here. But there are many other excellent tools for learning Greek out there, both in print and online. What more could we ask for?