The Pauline Epistles, Part 1

Jesus left a solid core of teaching when He ascended, but it took others to pass on that information to the Gentiles. The Pauline Epistles give us those teachings as well.

Day One: Romans
...As with all Paul's epistles to the churches, his purpose in writing was to proclaim the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ by teaching doctrine and edify and encourage the believers who would receive his letter...
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See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Paul? Who was Paul?"

Day Two: 1 Corinthians
...The apostle Paul founded the church in Corinth. A few years after leaving the church, the apostle Paul heard some disturbing reports about the Corinthian church. They were full of pride and were excusing sexual immorality...
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See Also: "Things I Didn't Know were in 1 Corinthians"

Day Three: 2 Corinthians
...The church in Corinth began in A.D. 52 when Paul visited there on his second missionary journey. It was then that he stayed one and a half years, the first time he was allowed to stay in one place as long as he wished...
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See Also: "Are the writings of the Apostle Paul inspired (see 1 Corinthians 7:12)?"

Day Four: Galatians
...The churches in Galatia were formed partly of converted Jews and partly of Gentile converts, as was generally the case. Paul asserts his apostolic character and the doctrines he taught, that he might confirm the Galatian churches in the faith of Christ...
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See Also: "How many books of the Bible did Paul write??"

Day Five: Ephesians
...Paul intended that all who long for Christ-like maturity would receive this writing. Enclosed within the Book of Ephesians is the discipline needed to develop into true children of God...
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See Also: "What are the Pauline Epistles?"

Day Six: Philippines
...The Epistle to the Philippians, one of Paul's prison epistles, was written in Rome. It was at Philippi, which the apostle visited on his second missionary journey, that Lydia and the Philippian jailer and his family were converted to Christ...
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See Also: "The Good Work: Our struggles may be opportunity in disguise"

Day Seven: Colossians
...The first half of the Book of Colossians is a theological treatise that includes one of the most profound presentations of Christology anywhere in the New Testament...
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See Also: "What are the prison epistles?"

The Pauline Epistles Part 2

Image Credit: El Greco; "Apostle St. Paul"; 1612; Public Domain

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Published 1-29-16