The Pauline Epistles, Part 2
The books of the minor prophets are probably the least read and least understood of the Bible. They also mark the last messages of God to the Jews until the arrival of Jesus.
Day One: 1 Thessalonians
...In the church of Thessalonica there were some misunderstandings about the return of Christ. Paul desired to clear them up in his letter. He also writes it as an instruction in holy living...
See Also: "Yes, Christians Can Believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture"
Day Two: 2 Thessalonians
...The church in Thessalonica still had some misconceptions about the Day of the Lord. They thought it had come already so they stopped with their work...
See Also: "Is the New Perspective on Paul biblical?"
Day Three: 1 Timothy
...Paul wrote to Timothy to encourage him in his responsibility for overseeing the work of the Ephesian church and possibly the other churches in the province of Asia (1 Timothy 1:3)...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Timothy?"
Day Four: 2 Timothy
...Imprisoned in Rome yet again, the apostle Paul felt lonely and abandoned. Paul recognized that his earthly life was likely coming to an end soon. The Book of 2 Timothy is essentially Paul's "last words"...
See Also: "What are the Pastoral Epistles?"
Day Five: Titus
...The Epistle to Titus is known as one of the Pastoral Epistles as are the two letters to Timothy. This epistle was written by the apostle Paul to encourage his brother in the faith, Titus...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Titus?"
Day Six: Philemon
...The letter to Philemon is the shortest of all Paul's writings and deals with the practice of slavery. The letter suggests that Paul was in prison at the time of the writing. Philemon was a slave owner who also hosted a church in his home...
See Also: "Does the Bible condone slavery?"
Image Credit: Rembrandt; "Timothy and his grandmother"; 1648; Public Domain
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