Is Greek Life for You? It’s Not What You Think


Is Greek life all about fraternities and sororities? Not originally.

There’s a completely different—and much better—Greek life that we learn from Jesus.

If you’re breathing, you have life. Your dog breathes. Your oak tree breathes. We count them all as alive.

But actually three different Greek words are used in the New Testament for “life.” Two of these types of lives everyone has from birth.

But the third type? It is radically different from them all. Do you have it?

Read the rest here

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I’m writing today at Do Not Depart. Will you join me there for “Are You Into Greek Life? It’s Not What You Think.”

And get your free Greek Life Resources page while you’re there for future study.


8 thoughts on “Is Greek Life for You? It’s Not What You Think

  1. Shannon

    Hi Lisa! You’re my neighbor over at 100 Happy Days! I’ve always been intrigued by the greek. I got my feet wet with Rick Renner’s sparkling gems. Come to think of it, I need to get that devotional back out! Have a great day!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Greek has fascinated me for years too, Shannon. I didn’t know about Sparkling Gems, but now that you’ve informed me, I just downloaded the Kindle sample to check it out. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth

    I love digging into some of the original Hebrew or Greek words at times. I loved your one sentence summations of how we should respond in the three meanings of the word life.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I probably spent way too many hours looking up Greek stuff for this one post. 😉 But it was such fun; I enjoy studying word origins as well. It’s always so enlightening to me. Zoe has been my favorite Greek words for years because of its rich meaning.

  3. Sharon

    OK, that was amazing. I learned some new things today, and I have you to thank for that! As you know, I am a word *nut* – and I have often wondered what it would be like to understand Greek so I could read the New Testament and glean deeper meaning from it. I’m afraid, though, that my middle-aged brain would probably implode, and I’d be left in a corner blabbering, “It’s all Greek to me…” I do rely on my Amplified translation, though, which does add shades of meaning, and I use it as a *launchpad* for deeper contemplation.

    These three definitions of life have transformed the Scriptures that you have listed. And I will be mindful to think deeper on all the aspects of *life* that we are given by God.


    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Yes, I do remember that you are a word nut too, Sharon. Birds of a feather. 🙂 I have learned only enough Greek to be dangerous, but with all the tools out there now, it makes it fun to stick a toe in the water and wade in the pool. Zoe was actually one of the first words that really intrigued me in the Greek a few years back and made me want to learn more. I’m glad I had the opportunity to share more about it today. It’s really an amazing concept that this is the quality of life God has given to us. Thanks for stopping by!

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