2018 August

1 Timothy 5:1-6:2 – Widows, Elders and Slaves

Introduction – 1 Timothy 5:1-6:2: Timothy is given further advice on responsibilities toward others and how to treat others. Verses 3-16 focus on the care of widows. Certain restrictions are sta... Read More »

1 Timothy 4:1-16 – Instructions

Introduction – 1 Timothy 4:1-16: Warnings about false teachings are given. Personal advice is given to Timothy about growing spiritually and not letting anyone undermine him because of his youth... Read More »

1 Timothy 3:1-16 – Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

Introduction – 1 Timothy 3:1-16: This passage offers explicit instructions for church leaders. In the early church, a bishop was the chief leader of a local congregation. The passage also gives ... Read More »

1 Timothy 2:1-15 – Instructions on Worship

Introduction – 1 Timothy 2:1-15: In today’s passage, there are instructions on how to pray and who to pray for. Praying for kings and others in power is commended because it was important ... Read More »

1 Timothy 1:1-20 – Oppose False Teachers

Introduction – 1 Timothy 1:1-20: Today we begin reading the letters to Timothy. This passage gives general instructions for life in the church, which include giving thanks and staying away from ... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 – Warning Against Idleness

Introduction – 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18: Paul 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 lovi... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 – Stand Firm

Introduction – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17: Paul encourages people to not be shaken by those who claim Christ has come. He offers advice on recognizing the “wicked one” who will try to fo... Read More »

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 – Thanksgiving and Prayer

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

1 Thessalonians 5:1-28 – The Day of the Lord, Final Instructions

Introduction – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28: Paul encourages the Thessalonians to be ready for Christ’s return at all times. He reminds them of the faith resources they have to equip them to be ... Read More »

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 – Living to Please God, Believers Who Have Died

Introduction – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18: Paul reminds the Thessalonians that God wants them to be holy, which means treating one another with respect and avoiding immoral behavior. He asks the com... Read More »

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