2018 February

1 John 3:1-24

Introduction 1 John 3:1-24: Followers of Christ know the extraordinary love of God towards mankind through Jesus. They are to show this love to others by helping them. Their love for each other shows ... Read More »

1 John 2:18-29

Introduction 1 John 2:18-29: Today’s reading says that true followers of Jesus will not be misled by false teachings. They are exhorted to persevere in what they have received, and to continue to foll... Read More »

1 John 2:1-17

Introduction 1 John 2:1-17: This passage is an exhortation not to sin. Yet, by the hope of mercy through Christ, encourages those who may have fallen. He who knows God keeps his commandments; he who p... Read More »

1 John 1:1-10

Introduction 1 John 1:1-10: A false teaching that Jesus was not a human being, but just appeared to be a human being was being propagated. This letter was written to affirm that Jesus was indeed human... Read More »

Romans 12:1-21

Introduction Romans 12:1-21: Paul calls the followers of Christ in Rome to offer their bodies as a “living sacrifice,” transforming the way they think so that they may know the will of God. They also ... Read More »

2 Corinthians 13:1-13

Introduction 2 Corinthians 13:1-13: Paul again says that this is the third time he plans to visit the church in Corinth. He exhorts them to examine themselves, to see if they are being true in their f... Read More »

2 Corinthians 12:1-21

Introduction 2 Corinthians 12:1-21: Paul mentions some wonderful revelations, which he had received from God. He speaks of his suffering in connection with these extraordinary revelations. He says tha... Read More »

2 Corinthians 9:1-15

Introduction 2 Corinthians 9:1-15: Paul continues to encourage the Corinthians to give generously to the collection for the followers in Jerusalem. He gives them directions on how to contribute. He sa... Read More »

2 Corinthians 8:1-24

Introduction 2 Corinthians 8:1-24: In today’s passage, Paul stirs the church in Corinth to make a collection for the followers in Jerusalem, by noting the generous contributions of the people of Maced... Read More »

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Introduction 1 Corinthians 13:1-13: Paul knows that divisions in the church at Corinth are intensified further by disagreements over spiritual gifts, including “speaking in tongues.” Paul seeks to add... Read More »

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