Epistles

{THESSALONIANS}

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  1. To The Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The Thessalonians received the gospel in tribulation but remained faithful in anticipation of the arrival of Jesus)
  2. Crown of Boasting - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the “crown of glory” at Christ's return)
  3. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Believers must persevere in afflictions and pursue love so they may be stand “blameless in holiness” when Jesus returns)
  4. The Dead in Christ - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured believers concerning those who had died in Christ and their full participation in the future resurrection)
  5. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven)
  6. Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul did not detail the “times and seasons” since the Thessalonians understood that the Lord will come “like a thief in the night")
  7. Sons of Light - {PDF Copy} - (The Day of the Lord will mean salvation to the “sons of light” who remain ever vigilant and prepared for it)
  8. Sanctified Wholly - {PDF Copy} - (Considering the future arrival of Jesus, Paul summoned believers to become sanctified completely by that day)
  9. Perseverance in Tribulations - {PDF Copy} - (At the arrival of Jesus, the Thessalonians will be rewarded for their endurance, but their persecutors will experience everlasting loss)
  10. Disinformation at Thessalonica - {PDF Copy} - (Disinformation about the “day of the Lord” caused alarm among many in the congregation at Thessalonica)
  11. Missing Events - {PDF Copy} - (Two events must occur before the Day of the Lord - The apostasy and the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness)
  12. The Great Falling Away - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament warns of the coming “apostasy” and links it to deceivers and the coming man of lawlessness)
  13. The Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (Many Christians will apostatize when the Lawless One, the Son of Destruction, seats himself in the “sanctuary”)
  14. Seated in the Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (Prior to the return of Jesus, the man of lawlessness will be revealed when he seats himself in the sanctuary of God)
  15. The Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (In his letters, the Apostle Paul consistently applied Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ)
  16. Until Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (The Lawless One will not be revealed until the appointed time)
  17. The Mystery of Lawlessness - {PDF Copy} - (Even now, the mystery of lawlessness is preparing the way for the appearance of the lawless one)
  18. Lying Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The final deceiver will use lying signs and wonders to deceive and cause many saints to depart from the faith)
  19. The Lawless One Destroyed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus will destroy the works of the “Lawless One” and “paralyze” him at his “arrival” in glory – 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12)
  20. Stand Fast - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the “apostasy” and the coming “man of lawlessness” by “standing firm” in the apostolic tradition)

{GALATIANS}
  1. If Even An Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any gospel that deviated from the one preached by Paul even if it came from an angel)
  2. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law means rebuilding walls between Jew and Gentile, but you are all one in Christ - heirs of Abraham)

{ROMANS}
  1. The Righteousness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The “righteousness of God” refers to His faithfulness to His redemptive promises)
  2. Righteousness, Wrath, Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
  3. Disciples and State - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructed believers in the very heart of the Empire not to resist the government – Romans 13:1-8
  4. Future Glory - Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both – Romans 8:1-23)
  5. Sin, Death, Gospel, Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation)

{PHILIPPIANS}
  1. Perfection in Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (Paul expressed his goal of going on to perfection, a process that will culminate in our physical resurrection when Jesus returns)

{PASTORALS}
  1. Everlasting Glory - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reminded Timothy of Christ’s resurrection since false teachers were denying the future resurrection)

{HEBREWS}
  1. Upon These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the superior “word” revealed by God in His Son)
  2. The Supremacy of the Son - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of comparisons, Hebrews presents the supremacy of the Son over all his predecessors)
    1. The Faithful High Priest - {PDF Copy} - (The priesthood of the Son is valid and trustworthy because he died the same death as all men and women - Hebrews 2:5-18)
    2. Son Surpasses Moses - {PDF Copy} - (The “word” of the Son is superior even to the “word” of Moses, the “servant” in the house of Yahweh Hebrews 3:1-6)
      1. Priest Forever - {PDF Copy} - (The priesthood of Jesus is superior because it rests on his endless resurrection life, the priest after the order of Melchizedek)
      2. Incomparable New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete)

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