Category: 107: Epistles

1 Peter 3

1 Peter 3 Instructions for Wives 1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation [by the conduct and example] of the wives; 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation [godly example in […]

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2 1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, Let us put away everything that divides us from God and his Word, and separates us from the teachings of Christ; let us eagerly hunger and thirst for the spiritual nourishment of the whole Word of God just as a babe cries […]

1 Peter 1

1 Peter 1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle [apostle means servant] of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, From before the foundations of the world God the Father had determined to call out a few people to be raised up in an early harvest of humanity.  This early […]

3 John

Third John Love and the Law of God This letter is addressed personally to Gaius who is living by the truth, which is the whole Word of God, and this Epistle is by extension for all the faithful who live by every Word of God.  John first blesses all those faithful called out who live by every Word […]

2 John

Second John John identifies himself as an elder which simply means a person who is older in the faith, someone long experienced in the faith who is able to help others because of his experience and the wisdom that he has learned and been taught by God. The Ekklesia [the called out brethren]  collectively are being presented as the […]

1 John 4 – 5

1 John  4 1 John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come [Christ will dwell in us through God’s Spirit and […]

1 John 3

1 John 3 When we sincerely repent and stop sinning, the application of the sacrifice of Christ reconciles us to God the Father; and being espoused to Christ the Son, we can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and are then adopted as sons of the Father.  Romans 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit […]

1 John 2

1 John 2 1 John 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not [Since sin is the breaking of the Word of God, John is telling us to keep the whole Word of God.].  And if any man does sin [inadvertently, or without knowing], we have an advocate with […]

1 John 1

Love and the Law of God Almost all religions define love as positive actions towards other people; and neglect putting love for God first, in essence they exalt love for man, above love for God.  In short they exalt loving man above loving God and so make an idol out of humanity as more important […]

James 5

James 5 Those who seek and focus on physical wealth and pleasures instead of the spiritual riches of the Word of God, will be perverted away from the Word of God and will compromise with God’s Word to gain worldly riches. Physical riches have no lasting value since they will perish; therefore set your heart […]

James 3 – 4

We are to grow and learn and perfect ourselves by discarding error for the truth as we learn. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters [teachers, leaders], knowing that we [leaders and teachers] shall receive the greater condemnation [a more intense scrutiny]. This refers to wanting to be masters or teachers of this way. […]

James 1 – 2

James is the English form of the Greek form of the Hebrew name Jacob.  In his own language he would have been called Yakov [Jacob]. James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. This message is to all of the twelve […]

Hebrews 13

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby, some have entertained angels unawares. Be full of Godly love. God is love. And if you are a godly person, full of his Spirit, you will be filled with his love which means you will be passionately living by every Word […]

Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12 Let us be encouraged by the steadfast works of faith of so many others and let us be diligent to reject sin and to follow their example of patient works of zeal for the whole Word of God; following the example of Jesus Christ and overcoming by God’s indwelling Spirit. Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore […]

Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11 Introduction: The Epistle to the Hebrews at Jerusalem was to explain the transition from the Mosaic Covenant to the New Covenant and the necessity of a transition of the priesthood from the priesthood of Aaron to the New Covenant Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Then in Hebrews 10 Paul turns to the subject of […]

Hebrews 10

The Mosaic sacrificial law which allowed the physical high priest access to the Most Holy Place only once a year and only with physical sacrifices, maintained the Mosaic Covenant; but could not reconcile the people with God the Father on a spiritual level.  The Mosaic Covenant could not bring a resurrection to spirit and eternal […]

Hebrews 9

The physical tabernacle was built according to the pattern that God showed Moses, which was a movable type of the heavenly Temple. The structural design as well as the furnishings were each typical of the heavenly Temple of God the Father and were highly symbolic. Hebrews 9:1 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances […]

Hebrews 8

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. The […]

Hebrews 7

Hebrews 7 Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God [God the Father]. Melchizedek blesses Abram by God the Father; showing that Melchizedek was not the Father in heaven and was the High Priest and Intercessor between man and God the […]

Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6 Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles [growing up from the basics] of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on [let us grow towards perfection in godliness] unto perfection; We are to go forward in spiritual growth from the foundation of sincere repentance, baptism, the application of the sacrifice of Christ and God’s […]

Hebrews 5

Hebrews 5 Hebrews 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: The job of a high priest is to offer sacrifices for sins, to intercede with God for the people, to bring us into harmony […]

Hebrews 3 – 4

Hebrews 3 Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy [truly godly] brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle [Messenger] and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him [Jesus Christ was faithful to God the Father right up to and including dying; consider that his faith was that […]

Hebrews 2

Hebrews 2 God’s judgment on unrepentant sinners is certain Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard [the Holy Scriptures], lest at any time we should let them slip. 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels [God’s messengers] was steadfast, [was certain] and every […]

Hebrews 1

Introduction The High Priesthood of the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to […]

Titus

Titus In his introduction Paul calls himself an apostle [messenger] of the Word of God, to whom was committed the preaching of the whole Word of God. He calls Titus his own son in the faith. Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s […]

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