Paul from prison

December 4, 2016

LETTERS FROM Paul in Rome are the focus of this week’s New Testament study, and there is a lot of meat here. Paul addressed errant teachings that threatened to undermine the gospel of salvation by grace through faith at Colossae and Ephesus.

Iron sharpens iron

November 20, 2016

PROVERBS OF Solomon copied at the direction of King Hezekiah are the focus of our Old Testament study this week.

Paul’s journey to Rome

November 20, 2016

PAUL TRAVELED to Rome in A.D. 60, but not the way he would have wanted. Getting a ride on an Alexandrian grain ship, Paul and his traveling companions ran aground at Malta where they spent the winter before completing the journey to Rome.

Praise and faithfulness

November 13, 2016

PRAISE THE Lord! That’s the theme of the Psalms in today’s Old Testament study. We examine a half dozen psalms of praise and find divine council language, making it clear that the psalmists knew that other (small-G) gods existed.

Paul and the Pharisees vs. the Sadducees

November 13, 2016

PAUL RETURNS to Jerusalem in this week’s study, in spite of warnings from believers from Asia to Judea that he would be arrested and possibly killed. But Paul already knew that.

Dedication of the Temple

November 6, 2016

THE CONSECRATION of the Temple on Mount Zion is the focus of this week’s Old Testament study.

The night is far gone

November 6, 2016

IT IS appropriate (and unplanned — by us, anyway), but appropriate — that our last New Testament study before the U.S. presidential election includes Romans 13:1-7. It is a command to Christians to “be subject to the governing authorities.”

The building of the Temple

October 30, 2016

WE RETURN to history in our Old Testament study this week. Our readings describe the process and design of the Temple built by Solomon.

The Romans Road

October 30, 2016

THE RELATIONSHIP between the Law and grace is central to our New Testament study this week. Paul makes it clear that while the Law instructs us on the nature of sin, it does not help us overcome sin. That is the work of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Train up your child

October 23, 2016

WE CONTINUE through the Book of Proverbs in this week’s Old Testament study. Included are exhortations to seek and value wisdom, to avoid laziness and women of ill repute, and to train children in the way they should go.

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