TWO RIVERS, WI—Pastor John O’Brien is still referencing the single koine Greek word he knows into every single sermon he delivers, the congregation at Lakeside Baptist Church confirmed Thursday.
According to church members, the pastor references the New Testament Greek word dunamis at least once a sermon, making any kind of tenuous connection from the text to the sole koine Greek word in his vocabulary.
“Interestingly enough, the Greek word here is ‘dunamis,’ which is where we get the English word ‘dynamite,'” O’Brien said Sunday morning, using the term for the 42nd week running. “So really, this passage is talking about how the gospel is the ‘dynamite’ of God! Isn’t that amazing?”
In weeks past, the preacher has referenced the term in connection with sermons on Genesis 1, the narrative of David and Goliath, and biblical stewardship, sources claim.
At publishing time, congregants had confirmed O’Brien is still pronouncing the word incorrectly.