Paul begins to write about some of the practical instructions regarding the duties of the church. The first thing that he mentions is that people are to publicly pray for all men, and especially the men in government and authority because they will a) have the authority to give a tranquil and peaceful life … More 1 Timothy 2
Paul, an official of the church, holding the office of apostle, is giving instructions in this letter to another officer in the church, Timothy, as to the organization, structure and the function of the church. Like many of his letters, there is the call to remain faithful and steadfast in the doctrines that were originally … More 1 Timothy 1
A seemingly extreme manner of disassociating with “unruly” brethren is laid out in verses 14 and 15. There is the instruction for the rest of the body to separate from those who do not take to heart the instructions of godliness that are posited. This separation does not mean to never speak with such a person … More 2 Thessalonians 3
We are given an insight into the final days of the world. While many specifics are untold in this chapter, there are some insights that can be understood. Some would say that THE great apostasy is happening in the present time since we are in the last days, other say that it is a specific … More 2 Thessalonians 2
The hope of the day of Christ’s coming and what that day entails gives the Christian hope and courage to endure the persecutions of today. “It is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you.” It brings to mind Christ’s words when He said that what we do to the least … More 2 Thessalonians 1
Paul gives more insight behind the evangelistic spirit by recalling his own manner of walk with the Thessalonian church. After reading this chapter and keeping in mind Galatians 6:12, there is stark contrast between true evangelism and false. In Galatians, the proselytes were only trying to make “a fair show in the flesh,” a zeal … More 1 Thessalonians 2
I have often had trouble understanding the meaning of this verse: Genesis 3:22, “And the LORD God said, ‘The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.’” Is … More Why Was Adam Barred From the Tree of Life?