Thursday, November 6, 2008

God's mercy, and Greek wrestling

This has been an interesting but good week.

On Monday and Tuesday, we ditched our normal class schedule in favor of spending time in prayer and worship. (we also switched the schedule from starting at 7:45 a.m. to starting at 9-and there was much rejoicing!) We had some really great worship, and then wound up with different people in our school just being honest about where they are at right now.

"Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed." "Confession is good for the soul." We had some really good times of prayer and ministry with each other. God is so good and so faithful. Wednesday night we also had a time of prayer and foot washing by our staff-a big blessing.

On a completely different topic, I am continuing to contemplate the monumental task of comprehending New Testament Greek. I am discovering just how little I really know about nouns, verbs, and the like. Right now, we are learning how Greek grammar works, and learning some of the Greek words, in preparation for translating 1st John later in the school (with the aid of a computer program-don't get too impressed.)

An example: How to translate the word "speak" when the "parsing code" (i.e. reminder of what is a verb, noun, etc. in shorthand) looks like this: V-PPI-3S? Thankfully, our staff has been extremely good at going over things second and third times, allowing us to use our lesson notes during quizzes, etc.

The point of this, you may ask? To better understand what God is saying in His word. There is a big difference when reading about how God deals with sin when you can see whether He is talking about someone who sins once and repents, as opposed to someone who is continually sinning and rebelling against Him. This should be an interesting study.

Well, I think that's enough for one update. We are looking at the book of Judges today in class. This should be good.

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