Dec 30 2018 Abiding and Praying*

This year we began our year reading 1 Timothy, the Gospel of Luke and Acts. Then we plunged ourselves into the Wisdom and Lyrical books of the Old Testament (Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) and we have wrapped up our year with 1 & 2 Thessalonians and James. For those of you who […]

Dec 23 2018: 2 Thessalonians Overview*

AUTHOR, DATE, AND RECIPIENTS Shortly after writing 1 Thessalonians, the apostle Paul received a report (2 Thess. 3:11) that the Thessalonian church had accepted the strange claim that “the day of the Lord has come” (2:1–2). Paul sent them this second letter in A.D. 49–51. He was probably in Corinth at the time. PURPOSE Paul […]

2019 Bible Reading Plan

In the year 2019 we will be reading through the prophetic books of the Old Testament along with the Gospel of Mark, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude during Lent, and ending the year with Romans and Hebrews. The prophets were not the regular teachers of God’s Word; that was the priests’ calling (Deut 33:10). Rather […]

Dec 16 2018: 1 Thessalonians Overview*

AUTHOR, DATE, AND RECIPIENTS Paul wrote this letter to the church in Thessalonica. He probably wrote in A.D. 49–51 from Corinth, during his second missionary journey (Acts 18:1–18). THEME The most prominent theme in 1 Thessalonians is the second coming of Jesus. It is mentioned in every chapter of the book (1:10; 2:19-20; 3:13; 4:13-18; […]