1 Thessalonians is a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Church of Thessalonica. This letter is personal in nature, with only the final two chapters spent addressing issues of doctrine. Paul’s main purpose in writing is to encourage and reassure the Christians there. Paul urges them to continue in the faith while waiting in hope for the return of Christ.
The church at Corinth had recently been struggling with divisions and quarrels. But for a majority of the believers, the problem had been solved by the time Paul wrote 2 Corinthians. Many had repented of their sinful ways and had come back into unity with one another and with the leadership of Paul. Join us a we explore verse by verse Paul’s first epistle to the church in Corinth.
The Gospel of Mark, written primarily to Gentiles, is the fastest pace and shortest of the 4 Gospels. Though it is the shortest Gospel, it accounts more healings and rebuking of demons and spirits. The Gospel of Mark historically was most likely written before all of the other Gospels. Mark focuses most on the deeds and works of Christ.
Luke’s Gospel, simply put, is the single most exhaustive account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. More than 40% of this book is not found in the other gospels, including seven miracles and seventeen parables. Through Luke, we get a glimpse into the birth and early life both of Jesus and His forerunner, John the Baptist. As an example of Luke’s desire to give an ordered account, he even traces Christ’s lineage back to Adam, the first man.
Explore the powerful story of the birth of the Messiah and Lord, Jesus Christ. As we dig into Luke’s account of Christmas, we see the in depth story and narrative of Jesus’ birth, including the story of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth and the High Priest Zacharias’ encounter with God in the Holy of Holies.
The Book of James is one the most practical books of the New Testament. The Apostle James gives very practical wisdom and direction on how to live an authentic life of faith. Faith, trials, fruit, works and the power of the tongue are among some of the life issues that James deals with. Learn how to grow as a fruit bearing Christian in this series on the book of James.
In this book, the apostle Paul described Jesus with some of the loftiest language in all the New Testament, focusing on Christ’s preeminence and sufficiency in all things. Paul presented Christ as the center of the universe, not only as the active Creator but also as the recipient of creation—in His taking on of human flesh.
In advance of the Jerusalem Council, Paul’s letter speaks wisdom and clarity into the first real controversy that plagued the church in its early years—the relationship between Christian Jews and Christian Gentiles. Paul’s aggressive tone shows just how important it was to him that the people embrace unity in Christ, no matter their racial distinctions. Join us as we explore verse by verse Paul’s epistle to the church in Galatia.
The church at Corinth had recently been struggling with divisions and quarrels. But for a majority of the believers, the problem had been solved by the time Paul wrote 2 Corinthians. Many had repented of their sinful ways and had come back into unity with one another and with the leadership of Paul. Join us a we explore verse by verse Paul’s second epistle to the church in Corinth.
The apostle Paul did not write Philippians in response to a crisis, as he did with Galatians and Colossians. Instead, he wrote to express his appreciation and affection for the Philippian believers. More than any other church, the believers in Philippi offered Paul material support for his ministry. Paul’s affection for these people is clear throughout the letter as he encouraged them to live out their faith in joy and unity. Join us as we explore verse by verse Paul’s epistle to the church in Philippi.