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?