Paul’s Behavior At Thessalonica

“For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness; nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority, as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when […]

Colossians 1

Summary deliverance from the authority of darkness. He has also “translated” them which means to remove persons from one country and settling them as colonists and citizens in another country. This takes place at conversion. The kingdom of God is the sovereign rule of God in our hearts; a spiritual kingdom (John 18:36). • By […]

Taking Thought

“But thanks be to God who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord. And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel is spread through […]

Timothy

Introduction. This lesson discusses the life and ministry of Timothy, Paul’s “dearly beloved” and “own son in the faith” (1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2). I. Timothy’s Early Life II. Assisted Paul On His Second Missionary Journey III. Assisted Paul On His Third Missionary Journey IV. Accompanied Paul To RomeA. A faithful companion (Philippians 1:1; […]

“And This, Knowing The Season …”

“… that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11). “It is high time for you to awake out of sleep.” “Sleep” is used in the scriptures in at least three ways. Its primary meaning is physical sleep. […]

“And So, All Israel Shall Be Saved”

Paul reminded Gentile brethren at Rome that just as God was able to graft a branch from a wild olive tree into a tame tree, so He was able to graft in those natural branches broken off through their unbelief. “For I would not brethren have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise […]

“Babes In Christ …”

“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not able to bear it. Nay, not even now are ye able …” (1 Cor. 3:1-2). The fact that these Corinthians were not spiritual, […]

“All Things Work Together For Good”

“And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:18). Few verses have been more misunderstood or misused than this passage. To some, the verse says that all lives are interwoven by God and that no matter what […]

“And The Law Came In Besides …”

This phrase is taken from a greater context which reads, “For as through the one man disobedience the man were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous. And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound, but where sin abounded grace did abound more […]

“Christ Sent Me Not To Baptize …”

“… but to preach the gospel, not in words of wisdom, lest the cross of Christ should be made void” (1 Cor. 1:17). Many brethren had come to Ephesus from Corinth while Paul was there. Those of the household of Chloe had informed him of the divisions present in Corinth (1:11). The arrival of Stephanas, […]