Paul

{PAUL'S LETTERS}

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{GALATIANS}
  1. Controversy in Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The key issue in Galatia is whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds required by 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. A Different Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The Judaizing opponents at Galatia were preaching a different message that deviated from the apostolic tradition)
  4. Paul's Statement - {PDF Copy} - (Paul presents the points of agreement and disagreement with his opponents in Galatia)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Why, Then, the Law? - {PDF Copy} - (If a man is not justified from the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Law given at Sinai?)
  8. Jurisdiction of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (According to Galatians, the jurisdiction of the Torah reached its termination point with the arrival of Jesus)
  9. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (With the arrival of the seed of Abraham, the old divisions between Jew and Gentile are wholly inappropriate)
  10. 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)
  11. Rudiments of the Old Era - {PDF Copy} - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the obsolete old order)
  12. Circumcision - Cutting Issue - {PDF Copy} - (With the new era inaugurated by Jesus, circumcision is no longer the sign of membership in the covenant community)
  13. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (The Church and the gift of the Spirit have been integral to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning)
  14. Covenant Heirs - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the seed of Abraham through whom his disciples inherit the covenant promises, including the Spirit)

    {THESSALONIANS}
    1. Rescuing Us From Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the coming “wrath” that the unrighteous will receive when he arrives in glory)
    2. His Parousia - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and the final judgment)
    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 - {PDF Copy} - (Foundational to the hope of the church is the bodily resurrection of believers that will take place when Jesus arrives from heaven)
    7. Redemption, not 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. Just Judgment - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and “rest” for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked)
    9. 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)
    10. Concerning Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul does not detail “times and seasons” since the Thessalonians understand that the Lord is coming “like a thief in the night)
    11. Disinformation - {PDF Copy} - (Disinformation fed to the Thessalonians about the “Day of the Lord” alarmed many members of the congregation)
    12. Missing Events - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - The Man of Lawlessness must appear, and the apostasy must occur before the Day of the Lord commences)
    13. The Final Apostasy - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - Repeatedly and consistently, the New Testament warns of the final “apostasy” that will occur prior to the return of Jesus)
    14. Son of Destruction -  {PDF Copy} - (The Man of Lawlessness, the Son of Destruction will cause many saints to apostatize)
    15. 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)
    16. Until Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (The mystery of lawlessness is at work even now preparing the way for the Lawlessness One)
    17. Lying Signs and Wonders - {PDF Copy} - (The final deceiver will be energized by Satan to cause many saints to apostatize, using lying signs and wonders to do so)
    18. Lawless One Destroyed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus will undo the evil works of the Man of Lawlessness at his arrival)
    19. Stand Fast! - {PDF Copy} - (Believers prepare for the apostasy and the man of lawlessness by standing firm in the Apostolic traditions)
    20. The Church - Sanctuary of God - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle Paul consistently applies Temple language to the church of Jesus Christ)

    {CORINTH}
    1. The Power and Wisdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (The Power and Wisdom of God are revealed in Christ Crucified)
    2. 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)
    3. 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)
    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 Death of Death - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will mean the termination of the Last Enemy - Death)

    {PRISON LETTERS}
    1. Firstborn of the Dead - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus was the firstborn and the firstfruits of the general resurrection at the end of the age)
    2. Perfection in Resurrection - {PDF Copy} - (Paul expressed his goal of going on to perfection, a process that will culminate in our physical resurrection when Jesus returns)

    {ROMANS}
    1. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argued for tolerance within the church on food regulations and the observation of holy days - The “shadows” have found their fulfillment in Jesus)
    2. Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, discussions about justification by “works” has a specific category of works in view – the “works of the law")
    3. The Righteousness of God - {PDF Copy} - (The “righteousness of God” refers to His faithfulness to His promises and demonstrated in the salvation He provides in Jesus)
    4. The 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)
    5. Resurrection and New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (According to Paul, the future resurrection and the New Creation as inextricably linked)
    6. The Day of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The day of “wrath” is coming when the wicked will pay the ultimate price for their disobedience to God – Romans 2:5)
    7. Both Jew and Greek - {PDF Copy} - (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme throughout the book of Romans – both stand or fall on the same basis)
    8. Works of the Law - {PDF Copy} - (In Romans, discussions about justification by “works” has a specific category of works in view – the “works of the law")
    9. Righteousness, Wrath and Salvation - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues from plight to solution as he presents his gospel to the churches in Rome)
    10. Future Glory - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summarizes what God did for us in Jesus and prepares for his explanation of the present status of the Jewish people)
    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. Resurrection and Creation - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit is the first fruit of the future resurrection of believers and the redemption of the Creation)

    {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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