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…

1st and 2nd Thessalonians

The forward looking believers in Thessalonica were excited as they waited for the second coming of the Lord. The subject of the Lord’s return is emphasized 318 times in 260 chapters of the New Testament.  The birth of Jesus was the first appearance of the promised Messiah, and we know that “He is surely coming…

COLOSSIANS

People that have never read the full story of Jesus, which includes the entire length of the Bible, often dismiss Him as an insignificant person. The same was true of the common people who lived in Colossae. Most of what Jesus had said was watered down as “hearsay”. The citizens of Colossae concluded that Buddha…

PHILLIPIANS

This letter is full of Paul’s infectious joy! Whenever these inspired words are read, it is like the Spirit inside is dancing in delight. While you read this letter, consider the fact that Paul was in prison, chained to a guard as he wrote it. His words are a bright light of hope for all.…

EPHESIANS

In this letter to the people in Ephesus, and to us today, Paul gives us insights into the meaning of Church. It is a living, expanding organism that our heavenly Father planned from the very beginning. This letter speaks to the soul’s longing for purpose within the family of God. The apostle John made it clear;…