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.
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 […]
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).
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