Enoch, the apostles, and the sin of the Watchers

February 26, 2017

SPIRITUAL WARFARE and the sin of the Watchers are the focus of this week’s New Testament study. Peter and Jude were in accord with the letters we read this week, and there is a lot of meat in these four short chapters.

Faith and perseverance

February 19, 2017

FAITH AND perseverance are at the heart of today’s New Testament study. We conclude the remarkable Book of Hebrews with a discussion of the Old Testament patriarchs who were accounted righteous because of their faith. Then we move to Paul’s second letter to Timothy, in which he exhorts the young man to keep fighting the good fight.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Paul vs. the Super-Apostles

October 23, 2016

Our study of 2 Corinthians concludes this week as Paul counters criticism from “super-apostles” who had apparently wormed their way into the church at Corinth and turned them away from the gospel with impressive public speaking skills.

Because of the angels

October 2, 2016

WE CONTINUE our study of the most remarkable books of the Bible, 1 Corinthians. Topics include sexual immorality, lawsuits against believers, marriage and divorce, and the need for wives to cover their heads “because of the angels.”

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