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Pastor Perry
March 22, 2015

Do Not Grow Weary

Do Not Grow Weary

Having thanked God for his work in the Thessalonian believers and addressed their concerns about the Day of the Lord, Paul confronts a problem in the church. He shows himself a model of spiritual diligence (3:1–5) as well as working hard physically (3:6–12), and he encourages the believers to do the same.

March 17, 2015

Titus 3

Titus 3

When God’s grace appears in our lives, it not only brings salvation, but it teaches us how to live and how to wait eagerly for Jesus’ return (2:11–15). God’s grace demands a change in how we interact with unbelievers (3:1–7). God’s grace to us will result in God’s grace through us (3:8). Professing Christians who do not display […]

March 15, 2015

Stand Firm and Wait

Stand Firm and Wait

The second chapter addresses specific questions the Thessalonian believers had for Paul (2:1). These questions involved the timing of Jesus’ second coming and the gathering of believers to be with the Lord. In spite of present persecution and impending evil, Paul encourages the believers with God’s election and calling, and commands them to persevere through […]

March 8, 2015

Perseverance and Prayer

Perseverance and Prayer

As Paul opens this letter to the Thessalonian church (1:1–2), he thanks God for working through persecution to make the believers more like Jesus Christ (1:3–12).

March 3, 2015

Titus 2:11–15

Titus 2:11–15

The truth of the gospel corresponds to godly living (1:1) and Titus was to teach the kind of living that corresponds to and adorns sound doctrine (2:1, 10). When God’s grace appears in our lives, it not only brings salvation, but it teaches us how to live and how to wait eagerly for Jesus’ return […]

March 1, 2015

Christian Living in Light of Christ’s Return

Christian Living in Light of Christ's Return

Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians encourages these Christians to follow Christ in spite of persecution, looking forward to Jesus’ return to judge the wicked.

February 17, 2015

Titus 2:1–10

Titus 2:1–10

Paul, writing to Titus, gives him instruction as he serves churches on the island of Crete. His job is “putting what remained in order” (1:5) after Paul has left. This involves appointing elders (1:5–16) and teaching the believers how to follow Christ in daily living—“what accords with sound doctrine” (2:1–3:11).

January 13, 2015

Titus 1

Titus 1

Paul, writing to Titus, gives him instruction as he serves churches on the island of Crete. His job is “putting what remained in order” (1:5) after Paul has left. This involves appointing elders (1:5–16) and teaching the believers how to follow Christ in daily living—“what accords with sound doctrine” (2:1–3:11).

January 4, 2015

Isaiah’s Witness to God’s Greatness

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Isaiah's Witness to God's Greatness

In this overview of the prophecy of Isaiah, we examine chapters 1–8 and 40–48.

December 28, 2014

Stir Each Other Up

Stir Each Other Up

Following Jesus Christ involves a responsibility to and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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