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A commentary on Paul’s first letter to the Galatian church

The Galatian church had started out well, but now they were being distracted by those who said that they must also keep the Law of Moses to be saved. Though they had started out in the Spirit, they were now trying to be perfected by the flesh. Paul writes a passionate letter to them, urging them to discard the law and to continue in the freedom the had received from Christ. Many today are similarly confused regarding the relationship between our salvation and the law. Paul seeks to clear up these confusions for us.


A commentary on Paul’s letter to the church to the Colossians

Paul writes to the church at Colossae to encourage them to "stay the course." His hope was that they would finish as strongly as they had started. He warned them of those who would seek to distract them with false and dead religion and he also taught them how to live in their new found Christian life. This letter is both and encouragement and instruction for all those seeking to live a Christian life today,

1st Thessalonians

A commentary on Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica

1st Thessalonians is believed to be the earliest letter of Paul. Paul had to flee Thessalonica before he could teach them all they needed to know. This letter is an attempt to communicate what he did not have time to tell them while he was with them. It is a good summary of what to expect from our new new Christian life.

2nd Thessalonians

A commentary on Paul’s second letter to the church at Thessalonica

The church at Thessalonica has been disturbed by persecutions from without and false teaching from within. Paul writes to quiet their heart and to help them understand what is happening to them and around them. Their suffering and difficulty was to be expected, but in the end, they would reap the just rewards of God.

1st Timothy

A commentary on Paul’s first letter to Timothy

Paul had left Timothy behind at Ephesus to remind certain people not to teach strange doctrines, to instruct all how they ought to behave in church, and to appoint elders to lead and guide the church. Timothy was a man much like many of us; sustainable to timidity and to the distractions of quarrels and vain arguments. Paul's encouragement to Timothy is just as applicable to us today.

2nd Timothy

A commentary on Paul’s second letter to Timothy

Paul writes to Timothy who was ministering in the church at Ephesus. Paul writes Timothy to encourage him and to remind him how we ought to walk with God. Paul describes how one can grow in their walk and live a life that ends strong. His instruction is just a valid for us today and can help us grow in God and fulfill all of God's purpose in our lives.


A commentary on Paul’s letter to Titus

While Timothy is a son to Paul, Titus is his co-worker. Paul writes to Titus reminding him of the true nature of grace and how a servant of God should conduct himself. Paul encourages us all, not just Titus, to be continually growing in Christ and in our walk with the Lord.


A commentary on Paul’s letter to Philemon

Paul's letter to Philemon is an interesting letter. A Christian slave owner, a runaway slave, and an Apostle who wants to keep the runaway slave, but most of all, it is a very personal letter between two friends and two partners in the Christian life. So what can a letter to a slave owner teach us?


A commentary on James' letter to the dispersion

James is believed to be one of the earliest writings of the Christian era. James writes to the Jews who have been scattered through all the know world. As a Jew, he writes to Jews in an age where the Gospel has not yet penetrated the gentile world. Although written to Jews, there is much wisdom and instruction that is valuable and helpful for us today.

1st Peter

A commentary the first letter of Peter

Peter wrote "I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God." But what is the "true grace of God?" In this commentary we examine the first letter of Peter to find and understand what is true grace. We will also learn about the kind of suffering God calls us to. So what is true grace? Lets read it together.

2nd Peter

A commentary on Peter's second letter to the church

Peter writes to us to continue in Christ and to be diligent in our faith. He also warns us again of false prophets and false teachers that will come to distract us and lead us from the truth. In the end, Peter asks us this question. Knowing the end is near, what sort of people ought we to be? This is a question we all need to answer for ourselves. Fortunately, Peter gives us some good ideas on how to answer this question.

1st John

A commentary on John's first letter to the church

John's main message in all his writings is that we should love one another. John experienced the love of God in a deep, lasting, and transformative way. That love lead him to love others with the same love by which he was loved. Being saved, we are called into communion with God and with His church. However, without learning the love John speaks of, our live together as a church will be difficult at best. Let us learn afresh want it means to love each other as God has loved us.

2nd John

A commentary on John's second letter to the church

John's main message in all his writings is that we should love one another. In this short letter John revives this theme and renews his warning to the churches regarding the anitchrits; not one antichrist but many antichrists.

3rd John

A commentary on John's third letter to the church

John's main message in all his writings is that we should love one another. In this short letter we see his love for his friend Gaius. He also brings to attentions the wrongful deeds of one in the church who was "fond of being first." Warning that we would be well to heed even today.


A commentary on Jude's letter to the church

Jude's letter to the church deals with the problem of false teachers and false prophets. False teachers and false prophets have always been around, but how can we recognize them and what should we do about them. Jude's letter answers these questions and equips us to defend our faith against all that is false.

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