JUDE

Jude is another brother of Jesus. He also hung out with the apostle Peter after the Lord’s final physical departure from earth.  His letter diagnoses and confronts the unseen spiritual disease in the early church. “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men,…

1st 2nd 3rd JOHN

The living and active Word of God Almighty says that we are recognized by how we love and pray for our enemies. Let us not edge out God by allowing our EGO to hinder our duty to love one another unconditionally, just as He loves us all. “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and…

1st and 2nd PETER

Peter is the rugged fisherman who gives us hope. As he matured in faith, we marveled at his courage to walk out to Jesus on water, then shortly afterwards we heard him deny Jesus three times.  Peter is the same man who confessed boldly; “You are the Messiah, the Christ”. By God’s immeasurable grace, Peter…

JAMES

James, the brother of Jesus, confronts deceitfulness directly.  Perhaps it was because for years, he had personally been so deceived about Who the Messiah is. Our human nature is quick to speak and slow to listen and understand. James literally opposed the claims that his brother Jesus made. James was not convinced that Jesus was…

HEBREWS

Many times people of faith feel as though they need to explain Jesus.  The religions of yesterday and today have all failed in their attempt to supplement the pure Word of God.  The letter to the Hebrews is good to reread when our focus has shifted to what other people have written or said about…

TITUS and PHILEMON

Paul writes to encourage Titus, the Bishop of Crete. This was the second difficult post for Titus. His previous mission was to tactfully persuade the church in Corinth to return to the teachings of Jesus. This letter offers practical solutions for dealing with a stubborn people. The congregations in Crete were mostly home based prayer…

1st and 2nd TIMOTHY

Pastor Paul writes an outline for the administration of the first churches. His young protégé Timothy was entrusted with the responsibility to properly supervise the church in Ephesus.  Paul had personally discipled Timothy and he calls him “my son whom I love, who is faithful to the Lord.” Timothy had seen Paul operating in God’s…