New Testament Letters
Paul was not the only writer to pass on wisdom through letters. From Luke's account of the early church to Peter's letter on leadership, New Testament letters apply to us, as well.
Day One: Acts
...The Book of Acts was written to provide a history of the early church. The emphasis of the book is the importance of the day of Pentecost and being empowered to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ...
See Also: "What was the first / original church? Is the original / first church the true church?"
Day Two: Hebrews
...The late Dr. Walter Martin, founder of the Christian Research Institute and writer of the best-selling book Kingdom of the Cults, quipped in his usual tongue-in-cheek manner that the Book of Hebrews was written by a Hebrew to other Hebrews telling the Hebrews to stop acting like Hebrews...
See Also: "Who wrote the Book of Hebrews? Who was the author of Hebrews?"
Day Three: James
...Some think that this epistle was written in response to an overzealous interpretation of Paul's teaching regarding faith. This extreme view, called antinomianism, held that through faith in Christ one is completely free from all Old Testament law, all legalism, all secular law, and all the morality of a society...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of James, the brother of Jesus?"
Day Four: 1 Peter
...1 Peter is a letter from Peter to the believers who had been dispersed throughout the ancient world and were under intense persecution. If anyone understood persecution, it was Peter...
See Also: "What is Christian leadership?"
Day Five: 2 Peter
...Peter was alarmed that false teachers were beginning to infiltrate the churches. He called on Christians to grow and become strong in their faith so that they could detect and combat the spreading apostasy...
See Also: "What should we learn from the life of Peter?"
Day Six: Jude
...The Book of Jude is an important book for us today because it is written for the end times, for the end of the church age. The church age began at the Day of Pentecost. Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy...
See Also: "Why were Michael and Satan disputing over the body of Moses (Jude 9)?"
Image Credit: Anthony van Dyck; "Apostle Jude"; 1619-1621; Public Domain
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