2017 August

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 »

Philippians 4:1-23

Introduction Philippians 4:1-23: In his parting words, Paul tells the Philippian followers to give all their worries to God, promising that if they do so, they will find peace. He says that whether he... Read More »

Philippians 3:12-21

Introduction Philippians 3:12-21: Paul compares the journey of faith to a physical contest, running toward the goal of God’s realm. He argues that to live apart from God is to deny oneself the j... Read More »

Philippians 2:19-3:11

Introduction Philippians 2:19-3:11: Paul tells the Philippian believers that he is going to send two trusted friends to give them encouragement. He also warns them about following people who insist th... Read More »

Philippians 2:1-18

Introduction Philippians 2:1-18: In this passage, Paul describes how Christ is a model for his understanding of true humility. He invites the Philippians to “shine like stars lighting up the sky... Read More »

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