PAUL’S LETTERS (THE NEW TESTAMENT)

Paul's letters New Testament
Paul’s letters New Testament

click hereTHE YOUNG CHURCH WAS NOURISHED BY APOSTLES WHO SET DOWN THEIR BELIEFS AND MESSAGES IN A SERIES OF LETTERS. THE FIRST 13 SUCH LETTERS (ROMANS THROUGH PHILEMON) WERE WRITTEN BY APOSTLE PAUL, WHO LED THE ADVANCE OF CHRISTIANITY TO NON-JEWISH PEOPLE. (Paul’s letters New Testament)

PAUL’S LETTERS:  (Paul’s letters New Testament )

 ROMANS:

            WRITTEN FOR A SOPHISTICATED AUDIENCE, ROMANS SETS FORTH THEOLOGY IN A LOGICAL,ORGANIZED FORM.

1 CORINTHIANS:

  A VERY PRACTICAL BOOK, 1 CORINTHIANS TAKES UP THE PROBLEMS OF A TUMULTUOUS CHURCH IN CORINTH: MARRIAGE, FACTIONS, IMMORALITY, PUBLIC WORSHIP, AND LAWSUITS.

2 CORINTHIANS:

 PAUL WROTE THIS FOLLOW-UP LETTER TO DEFEND HIMSELF AGAINST A REBELLION LED BY CERTAIN FALSE APOSTLES.

GALATIANS:

             A SHORT VERSION OF THE MESSAGE OF ROMANS, THIS BOOK ADDRESSES LEGALISM. IT SHOWS HOW CHRIST CAME TO BRING FREEDOM, NOT BONDAGE TO A SET OF LAWS.

EPHESIANS:

             ALTHOUGH WRITTEN IN JAIL, THIS LETTER IS PAUL’S MOST OPTIMISTIC AND ENCOURAGING. IT TELLS OF THE ADVANTAGES A BELIEVER HAS IN CHRIST. ALTHOUGH WRITTEN IN JAIL, THIS LETTER IS PAUL’S MOST OPTIMISTIC AND ENCOURAGING. IT TELLS OF THE ADVANTAGES A BELIEVER HAS IN CHRIST.

PHILIPPIANS:

             THE CHURCH AT PHILIPPI RANKED AMONG PAUL’S FAVORITES.THIS FRIENDLY LETTER STRESSES THAT JAY CAN BE FOUND IN ANY SITUATION.

COLOSSIANS:

WRITTEN TI OPPOSE CERTAIN CULTS, COLOSSIANS TELLS HOW FAITH IN CHRIST IS COMPLETE. NOTHING NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO WHAT CHRIST DID.

1 THESSALONIANS:

             COMPOSED EARLY IN PAUL’S MINISTRY, THIS LETTER GIVES A CAPSULE HISTORY OF ONE CHURCH, AS WELL AS PAUL’S DIRECT ADVICE ABOUT SPECIFIC PROBLEMS.

2  THESSALONIANS:

            STRONGER IN TONE THAN HIS FIRST LETTER TO THE  THESSALONIANS, THE SEQUEL GOES OVER THE SAME TOPIC, ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH’S QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRIST’S SECOND COMING.

1 TIMOTHY:

     AS PAUL NEARED THE END OF HIS LIFE, HE CHOSE YOUNG MEN SUCH AS TIMOTHY TO CARRY ON HIS WORK. HIS TWO LETTERS TO TIMOTHY FORM A LEADERSHIP MANUAL FOR A YOUNG PASTOR.

2 TIMOTHY:

            WRITTEN JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT. WRITTEN JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT.  JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT. WRITTEN JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT. BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT. WRITTEN JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT.  JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT. WRITTEN JUST BEFORE PAUL’S DEATH, 2 TIMOTHY OFFERS PAUL’S FINAL WORDS TO HIS YOUNG ASSISTANT.

TITUS:

             PAUL’S LETTER GAVE PRACTICAL ADVICE ON HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.

PHILEMON:

            PAUL URGED PHILEMON, OWNER OF RUNAWAY SLAVE ONESIMUS, TO FORGIVE HIS SLAVE AND ACCEPT HIM AS A BROTHER IN CHRIST.

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HEBREWS:

            NO ONE KNOWS WHO WROTE HEBREWS, BUT IT PROBABLY FIRST WENT TO CHRISTIANS IN DANGER OF SLIPPING BACK INTO JUDAISM. IT INTERPRETS THE OLD TESTAMENT, EXPLAINING MANY JEWISH PRACTICES AS SYMBOLS THAT PREPARED THE WAY FOR CHRIST. NO ONE KNOWS WHO WROTE HEBREWS, BUT IT PROBABLY FIRST WENT TO CHRISTIANS IN DANGER OF SLIPPING BACK INTO JUDAISM. IT INTERPRETS THE OLD TESTAMENT, EXPLAINING MANY JEWISH PRACTICES AS SYMBOLS THAT PREPARED THE WAY FOR CHRIST.

JAMES:

     JAMES, A MAN OF ACTION, EMPHASIZED THE RIGHT KIND OF BEHAVIOR FOR A BELIEVER. SOMEONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF A CHRISTIAN OUGHT TO ACT LIKE IT, JAMES BELIEVED, AND HIS LETTER SPELLS OUT THE SPECIFICS.

1 PETER:

           EARLY CHRISTIANS OFTEN MET VIOLENT OPPOSITION, AND PETER’S LETTER COMFORTED AND ENCOURAGED CHRISTIANS WHO WERE BEING PERSECUTED FOR THEIR FAITH.

2 PETER:

           IN CONTRAST TO PETER’S FIRST LETTER, THIS ONE FOCUSED ON PROBLEMS THAT SPRANG UP FROM THE INSIDE. IT WARNS AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS.           IN CONTRAST TO PETER’S FIRST LETTER, THIS ONE FOCUSED ON PROBLEMS THAT SPRANG UP FROM THE INSIDE. IT WARNS AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS.

1 JOHN:

           JOHN COULD FILL SIMPLE WORDS—-LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE—WITH DEEP MEANING, AND IN THIS LETTER, HE ELEGANTLY EXPLAINS BASIC TRUTHS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

2 JOHN:

  WARNING AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS, JOHN COUNSELED CHURCHES ON HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM.

3 JOHN:

     BALANCING 2 JOHN, THIS COMPANION LETTER MENTIONS THE NEED TO BE HOSPITABLE TO TRUE TEACHERS.

JUDE:

          JUDE GAVE A BRIEF BUT FIERY EXPOSE OF HERETICS.  JUDE GAVE A BRIEF BUT FIERY EXPOSE OF HERETICS.

REVELATION:

    A BOOK OF VISIONS AND SYMBOLS, REVELATION IS THE ONLY NEW TESTAMENT BOOK THAT CONCENTRATES ON PROPHECY. . IT ENDS WITH A PICTURE OF A NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH. (Paul’s letters New Testament )

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