Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ephesians 4-6: Kindness, women, slaves

I beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling.  We cannot be like children, tossed back and forth by people’s trickery, but must grow up to be the body of Christ.  You can no longer live like the … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1-3

Introduction: Ephesians claims to be a letter written by Paul, but scholars are divided over its authenticity.  The majority believe it is not actually by Paul, pointing to differences between Ephesians and Paul’s undisputed letters–differences in writing style, in theology, … Continue reading

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Galatians 4-6

We used to be enslaved to the elemental spirits, but Jesus came, and we are now heirs of Abraham’s promise.  Now that you know God, how can you turn back to the elemental spirits?  Why are you observing Jewish holidays?  … Continue reading

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Galatians 1-3

Introduction: Galatians is Paul’s letter to an unspecified number of churches in Galatia, a province in modern-day central Turkey.  In this harsh letter, Paul attacks his opponents in Galatia for preaching a different gospel, namely one which upheld the importance … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 9-13: Donation, false apostles

Please donate to the Jerusalem church, for I have been bragging about your eagerness to the Macedonians, and we would both be humiliated if we come and find you unready. If you are confident that you belong to Christ, so … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 5-8: Afflictions, unbelievers, charity for Jerusalem

While we are still in our earthly bodies, we groan under our burden.  We would rather be at home with the Lord, but wherever we are, we have confidence and aim to please the Lord–each of us will be judged … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 1-4

Introduction: 2 Corinthians is a complex letter that changes in tone and subject very quickly.  For this reason, many scholars posit that it is a combination of at least two letters: 10-13 is part of a “painful letter”, which is … Continue reading

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