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 continue to emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the crown of glory at the arrival of Jesus)
  3. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory)
  4. The Dead in Christ - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassures the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  5. Sorrow Not - {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)
  21. His Arrival - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)

{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. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee)
  3. 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)

{PRISON LETTERS}
  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)
  2. Warfare in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual warfare through right conduct, acts of love, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ)

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

{JOHN}
  1. In the Churches - {PDF Copy} - (John labels false teachers in the church as “antichrists,” and their deceptive teachings confirm that the “last days” have commenced)

{HEBREWS}
  1. God Has Spoken! - {PDF Copy} - (God has spoken His supreme word in His Son. All previous words were partial, preparatory, and incomplete)
  2. Upon These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the superior “word” revealed by God in His Son)
  3. His Supremacy - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of comparisons, Hebrews presents the supremacy of the Son over all his predecessors)
  4. His Distinguished Name - {PDF Copy} - (Having achieved the purification of sins, the Son inherited a more distinguished name than the angels)
    1. The Faithful High Priest - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus qualified as our high priest by participating fully in human suffering, mortality, and death)
    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)
    3. His Exaltation - {PDF Copy} - (In Hebrews, Jesus is the Son who is exalted after his suffering and death to become our sovereign and faithful High Priest)
      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. His Incomparable Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete)

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