Intro to “Salvation” Word Studies Series


What do you think of a series focusing on salvation? More precise, a series of word studies from the Greek New Testament on salvation?

I thought you’d like the idea!

This post is an introduction to the upcoming series. Here I will discuss why I chose this subject,  how I plan to engage these studies, and when you can plan on seeing them.

Why did I choose this topic? There are multiple layers to this answer. One reason is I am working through this doctrine with my Middle School class at Citizens Christian Academy (and it’s awesome.) A second reason is recent conversations with other ministers.  However, the most significant reason is salvation is important. We must get this doctrine right!

Next, I want you to know I am not a New Testament Greek scholar, but  I am pastor-theologian. I have not mastered biblical Greek, but I am proficient with Greek language tools. I am still growing in grace and knowledge.

However, here are a few of the books and tools I have at my disposal.

  • Cowen, Gerald. Salvation: Word Studies from the Greek New Testament. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1990.
  • The WORDsearch Interlinear Bible–New Testament Austin, TX: WORDsearch, 2004. WORDsearch CROSS e-book.
  • Mounce, William D. Greek for the Rest of Us: Using Greek Tools without Mastering Biblical Languages. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.

This is not to mention my personal library that comprises hundreds of digital and print articles, essays, and books.

Using Cowen’s book as an outline, I will offer commentary and reflection on the following subjects.

  • What is salvation?
  • Why is salvation needed?
  • What is the purpose of salvation?
  • What is the basis of salvation?
  • What is the applications of salvation?
  • What is the results from salvation?
  • What is the assurance of salvation?

I am in the throws of life as a husband, parent, pastor, and part-time teacher. My goal is to post bi-weekly on Tuesdays in this series. You can expect a new post on January 22,2019. I would love for you to take this journey with me. Will you grow with me?


Author: Kevin W. Bounds

Kevin W. Bounds (B.S. Bible and Theology, Lee University) serves as the pastor of West Green Baptist Church in West Green, Georgia. He is the teacher of Biblical Literature at Citizens Christian Academy in Douglas, GA. He is married to Amber, and they have two children.

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