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Category: 107: Epistles

1 Peter 4 – 5

1 Peter 4 Let us cease from all sin and live by every Word of God just like Jesus Christ did and does. 1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind [we are to be filled with the same Christ-like determination to live by every Word […]

1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3 Instructions for Wives 1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation [by the conduct and example] of the wives; 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation [godly example in […]

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2 1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, Let us put away everything that divides us from God and his Word, and separates us from the teachings of Christ; let us eagerly hunger and thirst for the spiritual nourishment of the whole Word of God just as a babe cries […]

1 Peter 1

1 Peter 1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle [apostle means servant] of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, From before the foundations of the world God the Father had determined to call out a few people to be raised up in an early harvest of humanity.  This early […]

James 5

James 5 Those who seek and focus on physical wealth and pleasures instead of the spiritual riches of the Word of God, will be perverted away from the Word of God and will compromise with God’s Word to gain worldly riches. Physical riches have no lasting value since they will perish; therefore set your heart […]

James 3 – 4

We are to grow and learn and perfect ourselves by discarding error for the truth as we learn. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters [teachers, leaders], knowing that we [leaders and teachers] shall receive the greater condemnation [a more intense scrutiny]. This refers to wanting to be masters or teachers of this way. […]

James 1 – 2

James is the English form of the Greek form of the Hebrew name Jacob.  In his own language he would have been called Yakov [Jacob]. James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. This message is to all of the twelve […]

Hebrews 13

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby, some have entertained angels unawares. Be full of Godly love. God is love. And if you are a godly person, full of his Spirit, you will be filled with his love which means you will be passionately living by every Word […]

Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12 Let us be encouraged by the steadfast works of faith of so many others and let us be diligent to reject sin and to follow their example of patient works of zeal for the whole Word of God; following the example of Jesus Christ and overcoming by God’s indwelling Spirit. Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore […]

Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11 Introduction: The Epistle to the Hebrews at Jerusalem was to explain the transition from the Mosaic Covenant to the New Covenant and the necessity of a transition of the priesthood from the priesthood of Aaron to the New Covenant Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Then in Hebrews 10 Paul turns to the subject of […]

Hebrews 10

The Mosaic sacrificial law which allowed the physical high priest access to the Most Holy Place only once a year and only with physical sacrifices, maintained the Mosaic Covenant; but could not reconcile the people with God the Father on a spiritual level.  The Mosaic Covenant could not bring a resurrection to spirit and eternal […]

Hebrews 9

The physical tabernacle was built according to the pattern that God showed Moses, which was a movable type of the heavenly Temple. The structural design as well as the furnishings were each typical of the heavenly Temple of God the Father and were highly symbolic. Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances […]

Hebrews 8

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. The […]

Hebrews 7

Hebrews 7 Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God [God the Father]. Melchizedek blesses Abram by God the Father; showing that Melchizedek was not the Father in heaven and was the High Priest and Intercessor between man and God the […]

Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6 Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles [growing up from the basics] of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on [let us grow towards perfection in godliness] unto perfection; We are to go forward in spiritual growth from the foundation of sincere repentance, baptism, the application of the sacrifice of Christ and God’s […]

Hebrews 5

Hebrews 5 Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: The job of a high priest is to offer sacrifices for sins, to intercede with God for the people, to bring us into harmony […]

Hebrews 3 – 4

Hebrews 3 Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy [truly godly] brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle [Messenger] and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him [Jesus Christ was faithful to God the Father right up to and including dying; consider that his faith was that […]

Hebrews 2

Hebrews 2 God’s judgment on unrepentant sinners is certain Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard [the Holy Scriptures], lest at any time we should let them slip. 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels [God’s messengers] was steadfast, [was certain] and every […]

Hebrews 1

Introduction The High Priesthood of the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to […]

Philemon

Philemon Paul writes to Philemon to reconcile Onesimus with Philemon Philemon had heard Paul and had apparently told his servant Onesimus about Paul. Onesimus was so impressed with Paul’s teachings through Philemon’s reports that he had thoughtlessly ran off to find Paul without informing his master. This epistle is an example of seeking to reconcile […]

Titus

Titus In his introduction Paul calls himself an apostle [messenger] of the Word of God, to whom was committed the preaching of the whole Word of God. He calls Titus his own son in the faith. Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s […]

2 Timothy 3 – 4

2 Timothy 3 In Second Timothy 3 Paul issues a strong indictment against today’s spiritual Ekklesia. Paul directly warns us about the last days before Christ comes: Telling us what it will be like in the world and in the latter day spiritual Ekklesia. These things all have their spiritual counterparts. 2 Timothy 3:1 This […]

2 Timothy 2

2 Timothy 2 Paul encourages Timothy to “Be Strong,” to zealously learn and live by every Word of God, and by the Will of God the Father in all things. Brethren, let us all do likewise for God calls to us: Be Strong and Persevere, My Son! 2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be […]

2 Timothy 1

2 Timothy 1 While this letter is addressed to Timothy, by virtue of its being recorded and preserved as Holy Scripture it is applicable to all of the called out today. 2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ […]

1 Timothy 5 – 6

1 Timothy 5 Instructions on how elders are to treat the brethren. For many years this instruction about elders has been misapplied to falsely insist that no minister is to be rebuked for their sins. The context in this verse concerns age and has nothing to do with some office in the assembly.  Paul is […]

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