Paul

{THE LETTERS OF PAUL}

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{TO THE GALATIANS}
  1. Controversy at Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The issue at Galatia was whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds of the Torah)
  2. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Paul anchors all that God has done in the past Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which inaugurated the messianic age)
  3. Even an Angel - {PDF Copy} - (The Judaizing opponents at Galatia were preaching a different message that deviated from the apostolic tradition)
  4. Proclaiming Another Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Is Jesus still the slain Lamb, or has he become the roaring Lion of Judah out to exact payback from his enemies?)
  5. Circumcision - Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (If circumcision is no longer required, the jurisdiction of the old legislation has changed fundamentally)
  6. Paul's Statement - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents at Galatia)
  7. Having Started in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The receipt of the Spirit while in an uncircumcised state is irrefutable proof that Gentiles are accepted by God AS GENTILES)
  8. Doing the Whole Law - {PDF Copy} - (Anyone who is under the Law is obligated to keep all its required deeds and rituals, and therefore, risks coming under its curse)
  9. Promise of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Spirit is part of the blessing of Abraham for the nations and the children of Abraham)
  10. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (If a man is not justified from the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given through Moses at Mount Sinai?  Galatians 3:19)
  11. Limits of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (The jurisdiction of the Mosaic regulations over the covenant community reached its limit with the arrival of Jesus, the true seed of Abraham)
  12. Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the "seed" of Abraham, Jesus Christ, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  13. Redeemed and Adopted - {PDF Copy} - (The Law was an interim stage with a termination point. Disciples are no longer under its jurisdiction, but now, are in Christ)
  14. Rudiments of the World - {PDF Copy} - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the obsolete old order)
  15. This Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (The death of Jesus signaled the commencement of the messianic age with consequent changes in the status of the Law and God’s people)

{TO THE THESSALONIANS}
  1. To The Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The Thessalonians received the gospel in tribulation but remained faithful in anticipation of the arrival of Jesus)
  2. Rescuing us from Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Already, Jesus is rescuing his people from the coming wrath that will befall the unrighteous when he arrives)
  3. Crown of Glory - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians continue to emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the crown of glory at the arrival of Jesus)
  4. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory)
  5. Meeting Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassures the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  6. Sorrow Not - Resurrection Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the church’s hope is the bodily resurrection of believers that takes place when Jesus arrives in glory)
  7. Redemption or Abandonment? - {PDF Copy} - (At the heart of Christian salvation is the future resurrection at Christ’s return and the arrival of the new creation)
  8. Concerning Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul had no need to write to Thessalonica about the “times and seasons” because the Lord is coming “like a thief in the night)
  9. 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)
  10. Sanctified Wholly -  {PDF Copy} - (Considering the future arrival of Jesus, Paul summons believers to become sanctified completely by that day)
  11. Just Judgment of God - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and rest for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked)
  12. Disinformation - {PDF Copy} - (Disinformation about the day of the Lord caused alarm in the congregation at Thessalonica)
  13. The Day of the Lord - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus will arrive and gather his people on the day of the Lord, and in the New Testament, this event becomes the Day of Christ)
  14. Missing Events - {PDF Copy} - (The Man of Lawlessness and the apostasy must occur before the Day of the Lord commences)
  15. The Apostasy - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warns of the coming apostasy and links it to the coming man of lawlessness, the Son of Destruction)
  16. Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (Many Christians will apostatize when the Lawless One, the “Son of Destruction,” seats himself in the sanctuary)
  17. Seated in the Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (Prior to the return of Jesus, the man of lawlessness will be revealed while sitting in the sanctuary of God)
  18. Little Horn - Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (The “little horn” in Daniel becomes the model for the “man of lawlessness” described by Paul to the Thessalonians)
  19. Until Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (The mystery of lawlessness is at work preparing the way for the unveiling of the Lawlessness One – 2 Thessalonians 2:5-7)
  20. The Lawless One Destroyed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus will destroy the works of the Lawless One and paralyze him at his glorious arrival on the Day of the Lord)
  21. Stand Fast! - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the apostasy and the man of lawlessness by standing firm in what Paul had taught them)
  22. Mystery of Lawlessness - {PDF Copy} - (Already, the mystery of lawlessness is at work, preparing the way for the Man of Lawlessness and the Apostasy)
  23. Lying Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The Lawless One will use lying signs and wonders to deceive saints into abandoning the faith)
  24. Paul, Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul does not provide a detailed outline of the signs and seasons that will precede the End. Instead, he exhorts disciples to live righteously now)

{TO THE ROMANS}
  1. According to Paul - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation)
  2. Both Jew and Gentile - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a pivotal theme in Romans. Members of either group stand or fall before Him on the same basis)
  3. From Faith for Faith - {PDF Copy} - (Men are not set right before God from the works of the law but from the faith of Jesus Christ)
  4. Plight to Solution - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches of Rome, a message for both Jews and Greeks)
  5. The Faithfulness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The righteousness of God refers to His faithfulness to His promises, and this is demonstrated in the salvation He has provided in Jesus)
  6. Wrath Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents his gospel to the churches of Rome, a message about God’s righteousness and wrath for both Jews and Greeks)
  7. Resurrection Hope - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents his gospel from humanity's plight due to sin to the resurrection of the dead and the New Creation)
  8. Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Paul’s letters, references to justification by “works” have a specific category of works in view – the works of the law)
  9. The Faith of Jesus Christ - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, men are not set right before God “from the works of the law,” but instead, from the faith of Jesus Christ)
  10. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the covenant promise of land for Abraham and his seed always envisioned the inclusion of the entire world)
  11. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus, his seed and heir, including the promise of land)
  12. The Redemption of Our Body - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily resurrection of believers to the New Creation since both are integral to the promised redemption)
  13. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructs believers living in the Roman Empire not to resist the government since its existence and authority are arranged by God)
  14. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues for tolerance in the church on food regulations and the observation of holy days – The shadows now find their fulfillment in Jesus)
  15. Spirit and Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (The gift of the Spirit is the first fruit of the bodily resurrection and the foretaste of the promised New Creation)
  16. The Neronian Dilemma - {PDF Copy} - (God allows evil rulers to govern nations and uses them to accomplish His purposes, and He summons believers to show them due respect)

{TO THE CORINTHIANS}
  1. True Power and Wisdom - {PDF Copy} - (The power and wisdom of God are revealed in the proclamation of a Messiah who was crucified on Calvary)
  2. Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus at the end of the age)
  3. True Spirituality - {PDF Copy} - (The spiritually-minded man understands that Christ Crucified is God's power and wisdom)
  4. Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus will be the Day of the Lord when the dead are raised, the wicked are judged, and death will cease)
  5. The Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (In his letters, Paul applies Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ, the sanctuary of God)
  6. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (In several ways, Paul coordinates the commencement of the last days with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus)
  7. Ekklesia - The Assembly - {PDF Copy} - (The use of the term “church” or ekkl├ęsia is derived from the “assembly of Yahweh” gathered for worship before the Tabernacle)
  8. Do All Speak in Tongues - {PDF Copy} - (Paul indicates not all believers speak in tongues, but elsewhere, he teaches that believers do have God’s Spirit)

{TO THE PHILIPPIANS}
  1. Until the Day of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (Paul exhorted the church to pursue perfection, a process that will culminate in the resurrection on the Day of Christ)
  2. Having the Mind of Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The obedient death of Jesus becomes the paradigm for service to others, the pattern disciples are summoned to emulate)
  3. Perfection in Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (Paul expresses his goal of going on to perfection, a process that will culminate in our physical resurrection when Jesus arrives)

{TO THE EPHESIANS}
  1. One New People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus has formed one covenant community, “one new Man,” based on faith in him by one and all)

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

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