2017 August

1 Timothy 2:1-15

Introduction 1 Timothy 2:1-15: In today’s passage, the author offers instructions on how and for whom to pray. He mentions praying for kings and others in power because it was important for Chri... Read More »

1 Timothy 1:1-20

Introduction 1 Timothy 1:1-20: Today we begin reading the letters to Timothy. In this passage, the author offers general instructions for life in the church, which include giving thanks and staying aw... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

Introduction 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18: The author asks the Thessalonians to pray that he and his companions may be kept safe from evil people. In turn he prays that God will continue to make them loving... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

Introduction 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17: In Jesus’ time, evil was described as the realm of “the Wicked One” (2:3). Paul says that forces of evil will claim to be God, opposing all thing... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

Introduction 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12: This letter was probably written shortly after 1 Thessalonians. The author greets the Thessalonians and tells them he is pleased with their faith and love, which h... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28

Introduction 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28: Many biblical writers reflected on how the present times would end and human plans would be replaced by God’s purposes. In today’s passage, Paul’... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

Introduction 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18: Paul reminds the Thessalonians that God wants them to be holy, which means treating one another with respect. He asks the community to love one another more than e... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13

Introduction 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13: Paul writes that he hopes to visit the church in Thessalonica again. He is inspired and encouraged by the faith of its followers. Paul prays that the love of th... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16

Introduction 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16: Paul claims that his message came straight from God, and that his actions are honest and pure. Others may have tried to teach another message in order to make mone... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Introduction 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10: Today we begin reading Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. In the first letter, Paul sends greetings to the followers of Christ at Thessalonica. He thanks t... Read More »

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