2017 August

Hebrews 12:12-29

Introduction Hebrews 12:12-29: The writer of today’s passage contrasts Mount Sinai with Mount Zion. Mount Zion is called “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (12:22).... Read More »

Hebrews 12:1-11

Introduction Hebrews 12:1-11: God’s new people are surrounded by faithful witnesses from the past and present. This crowd of witnesses cheers people on in the race of faith. The writer compares ... Read More »

Hebrews 11:20-40

Introduction Hebrews 11:20-40: This passage continues to describe the many actions and risks that the ancient Israelites took in response to their faith. Moses’ parents kept him hidden from the ... Read More »

Hebrews 11:1-19

Introduction Hebrews 11:1-19: Today’s passage cites stories of faith throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. The author says that faith is the way to please God and receive God’s promised reward... Read More »

Titus 3:1-15

Introduction Titus 3:1-15: The author tells Titus to remind people to obey the authorities. As in other Pauline letters, the intention was to keep followers of Christ from causing trouble for Roman au... Read More »

Titus 2:1-15

Introduction Titus 2:1-15: Titus is instructed to teach various church members how they are to live as God’s people. The author quotes an ancient hymn to remind him how God came in Christ to sav... Read More »

Titus 1:1-16

Introduction Titus 1:1-16: Today we begin reading Paul’s letter to Titus. In this passage, Paul reminds Titus that his work is to appoint leaders and officials for the churches of Crete. He tell... Read More »

2 Timothy 4:1-22

Introduction 2 Timothy 4:1-22: Timothy is told to preach the Gospel, even in the face of opposition. The author offers advice on correcting people graciously, while also acknowledging that some will r... Read More »

2 Timothy 3:1-17

Introduction 2 Timothy 3:1-17: This passage warns Timothy that some of Christ’s followers will be fooled by evil teachers who will be disobedient, sneaky and reckless. In the end, their foolishn... Read More »

2 Timothy 2:14-26

Introduction 2 Timothy 2:14-26: The author warns Timothy against wasting time in conversations that don’t go anywhere. He says that despite the things people say, the Lord’s foundation is ... Read More »

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