Common Greek words are known by English speakers as well as speakers of numerous other languages. We learn a lot of the Greek words from reading the Bible. Words like “Agape”, or ‘love’ are learned by reading scripture. “Poiema”, another Greek word used in the Bible by Paul. It refers to God’s ‘handiwork’: how we are here to do good works as we were created in Christ Jesus.
“Charis” could be translated into one of several words, ‘favor’, ‘grace’, ‘kindness’ or ‘blessing’. It comes from the root of the word, “Eucharist”, which means charisma.
“Dunamis” and “Teleios” are two other common Greek words that appear repeatedly in the Bible. The first word, “Dunamis” refers to God’s dynamic power, while the second word, “Teleios” looks at the finished human being, the mature or full-grown person. This is the goal of discipleship in Christianity, to develop a person who has a healthy fully developed relationship with God through his son, Jesus Christ.