March 8, 2015
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
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
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
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).
February 8, 2015
“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention” (Proverbs 15:18).
January 25, 2015
The Holy Spirit through the Holy Scriptures is God’s instrument to make us holy (John 17:17).
January 18, 2015
As those made in God’s image and indwelt by God’s Spirit, we are to reflect him in purity, goodness, mercy, and holiness.