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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 […]

1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 4 1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; This is fulfilled in today’s spiritual Ekklesia when they teach that one […]

1 Timothy 2 – 3

1 Timothy 2 Paul admonishes us to pray for all men [including our enemies]. This is often misunderstood as praying for their physical blessing, when we are really to pray that they will sincerely repent and turn towards godly conduct, or at least be peaceable towards the godly. 1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, […]

1 Timothy 1

1 Timothy 1 Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus give us instructions and qualifications for the ministry. A very large number of today’s ministers have been inappropriately ordained contrary to these qualifications, which is a main cause of the doctrinal drifting and accelerating apostasy of the past decades. We are ALL called to be priests […]

2 Thessalonians 1 – 3

Second Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul thanks God for the faith and strong spiritual growth of the pillars of Thessalonica. […]

1 Thessalonians 5

Paul begins to instruct the pillars of our day about the onset of the tribulation, first teaching that the vast majority will be taken completely by surprise. 1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day […]

1 Thessalonians 3 – 4

1 Thessalonians 3 Paul reveals that he is at Athens and is sending this letter by Timothy for the purpose of confirming and establishing the pillars of Thessaloniki. 1 Thessalonians 3:1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and […]

1 Thessalonians 1 – 2

1 Thessalonians The epistles to the Thessalonians were recorded and preserved for God’s faithful pillars, who stand unshakable on every Word of God; and encourages them in their patient enduring while giving them key prophetic information. While the epistles of Paul are addressed to individual congregations; they are likewise preserved as Holy Scripture and recorded […]

Colossians 3 – 4

Colossians 3 Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen [risen from the waters of baptism into Christ] with Christ, seek those things which are above [seek godly things and not worldliness], where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God [the Father]. 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth […]

Colossians 2

Colossians 2 Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict [deep concern] I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love [which is living by every Word […]

Colossians 1

The Book of Colossians was written to the brethren at Colossae and to the brethren of Laodicea; it is therefore a direct message to today’s spiritual Ekklesia; who are for the most part latter day Laodiceans. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles and everywhere he went; he spoke first to the Jews and was […]

Philippians 3 – 4

Philippians 3 Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Paul writes the same warnings to them and to us, that he repeatedly writes for our benefit throughout his epistles. 3:2 Beware of dogs [wolves […]

Philippians 2

Philippians 2 Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Paul admonishes the Philippians to be like-minded […]

Philippians 1

Philippians 1 The Philippians lived in the city of Philippi, which is a city near Neapolis in Macedonia and were mainly Gentiles like the Colossians. Paul and Timothy are writing together here, just like Paul and Timothy wrote to the Colossians together. Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the […]

Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6 Ephesians 6:1 Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. 6:2 Honour they father and mother which is the first commandment with promise. 6:3 That it may be well with thee and thou must live long on the earth. We have the promise that if we obey our physical parents […]

Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5 Ephesians 5:1 Be ye, therefore, followers of God as dear children. 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. We are to follow God like young children follow their parents. God is our […]

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4 Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord beseech you that you should walk worthy of the vocation [live a godly life] where with you are called 4:2 With all lowliness [humility] and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 4:2 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit and the […]

Ephesians 3

Ephesians 3 Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, […]

Ephesians 2

Ephesians 2 Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened [given life], who were dead in trespasses and sin. We were dead, or as good as dead, because we were full of sin; and the wages of sin is death. The ultimate result of sin is death. We were as good as dead facing ultimate death for […]

Ephesians 1

Ephesians 1 Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God, our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our […]

Galatians 5 – 6

Galatians 5 Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, [yes his sacrifice has made us free from bondage to sin and free from having to pay the penalty of death] and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage, [bondage to sin] Once we are liberated from […]

Galatians 4

Galatians 4 Galatians 4:1 Now, I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he is the lord of all. If someone inherits a huge estate but is still a child, they need to mature and learn how to handle that responsibility before that responsibility can […]

Galatians 3

Galatians 3 Paul condemns racism in the Ekklesia and teaches the difference between physical and spiritual circumcision. Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received […]

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