Showing posts with label Pauline Epistles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pauline Epistles. Show all posts

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paul's Letter to Philemon


We just learned about Paul's Letter to Titus.

The last letter Paul wrote was to his friend Philemon.

He wrote about a friend of his named Onesimus, and asked that his friend Philemon would take care of him, because Paul was in jail.

(from: wikipedia - paul the apostle)


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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Paul's Letter to Titus


We just learned about Paul's second letter to his friend Timothy.

Another letter Paul wrote was to his friend Titus, who was living on an island called Crete that is part of the country of Greece.
Titus was helping Paul to tell other people about Jesus and teach them how to be good people.
Paul's letter gave Titus some more instructions about things he should to to help people.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to titus)


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Paul's Second Letter to Timothy


We just learned about Paul's First Letter to Timothy.

He wrote a second letter to his friend Timothy, telling him to stay strong and to keep working hard.

Some famous words from this letter are If we have died with him, we will also live with him;.

(from: wikipedia - saint timothy)


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Paul's First Letter to Timothy


We just learned about Paul's Letter to the Hebrew's.

Another letter Paul wrote was to his friend Timothy who he wrote to give instructions for how to run a church.


(from: wikipedia - saint timothy)


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Hebrews


We just learned about Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians.

Another letter Paul wrote was to the Hebrew people who thought that Jesus was not the Messiah because he did not come as a king conquering the world for his Hebrew followers.

Paul told them that Jesus came as a priest to atone for everyone's sins, and that he would come again another time as a king to conquer the world.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to the hebrews)


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians


We just learned about Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians.

Paul wrote a second letter to the church in Thessalonica.

In the second letter he wrote to tell the people that Jesus had not come back from heaven yet for his second coming.
Some people had been saying that Jesus had already come back, so he wanted to tell them not to believe the rumors.

He also told them that people should not be lazy, and that everyone should work to help each other out.

(from: wikipedia - second epistle to the thessalonians)


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the Collossians.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Thessalonica in Greece.

In this letter Paul talked to the people and told them about how he had come to them like a normal person and worked hard to earn his keep there, even though he could have come to them expecting that they take care of him because he was an apostle.

He did this to show them how to treat other people.

He also explained how the dead will be resurrected to heaven some day.


(from: wikipedia - first epistle to the thessalonians)


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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Colossians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Philippi

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Colossae which is now a part of the country of Turkey.

The people in Colossae had started to do things in their church that were against God's rules, so Paul wrote them to teach them the right way to act in their churches.

Colossians chapter 3 verses 1-4 is:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the colossians)


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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Phillipians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Philippi, a city in Greece.

In this letter, Paul was giving instructions to people about how to live, to obey God and to serve him.

A famous part of the book of Philipians is:

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the philippains)


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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Ephesians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Galatia.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Ephesus which is now part of the country of Turkey.

He wrote to tell the church that all Christians need to work together, and stand strong with their faith in God.

One of the most famous parts of Ephesians is where Paul talks about the Armor of God.
He's not talking about armor that you put on like your clothes, but armor that you wear to protect yourself when people try to say things against God.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


(from: wikipedia - epistle to the ephesians)


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Galatians


We just learned about Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Galatia which is now part of the country of Turkey.

The church there was following some people who were telling them the wrong things, so Paul sent them the letter to try and straighten things out.

Galatia also had a lot of people that were Gentiles, meaning they were not the Hebrews that were God's chosen people from a long time ago.
Some people argued that they couldn't be Christians, but Paul helped them understand that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.

One of the most well known parts of Galatians is Paul telling people that they are all one in Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the galatians)


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians


We just learned about Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.

Paul wrote two letters to the church in Corinth, so there is a Second Letter to the Corinthians.

This second letter mostly gives instructions to the church about how to collect money for the poor.
There is a common saying of: You reap what you sow.
That is a farming saying that means if you plant a lot of seeds then you will get a lot of crops, but if you don't plant many seeds you won't get many crops.

It's a way to tell people that if they helped poor people by giving to them, then they would be rewarded with many gifts by God.


(from: wikipedia - harvest)


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians


We just learned about Paul's letter to the Romans.

Another letter Paul wrote was to the church in Corinth, so the letter is called First Corinthinas because it was the first of two letters.

Most of First Corinthians is Paul telling the people in the church there that they are not doing the right things by God, and he gives them advice on how to fix their actions.

This letter has one of the most famous verses in the Bible, sometimes called the love verse, because it talks on and on about how wonderful love is.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.



(from: wikipedia - metropolis of corinth)


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Romans


The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the people of Rome, and that book in the bible is called Romans.

He was writing to a bunch of different types of people who came from different places, and in Rome people were arguing a lot about what was the right way to believe and what were the right or wrong things to do.

He told everyone that everyone does things wrong and no one is perfect.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

And that because people sin, the punishment for sin is death, but believing in Jesus gives eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the romans)


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Paul's Letters


We just learned about a man named Saul who became a believer in Jesus.
He later changed his name to Paul, and went on to go tell lots of other people about Jesus by visiting them or writing letters.
The greek word for letter is the word epistle, so sometimes his letters are called the Epistles of Paul or the Pauline Epistles.

These epistles were not just letters he wrote for fun to say hi to someone, they were more like instructions or small books with wisdom to help churches and people follow God's word.

He wrote 13 letters:
Romans - To Rome, Italy.
First Corinthians - To Corinth, Greece.
Second Corinthians - To Corinth, Greece.
Galatians - To Galatia, in what is now Turkey.
Ephesians - To Ephesus, in what is now Turkey.
Philippians - To Phillipi, Greece.
Colossians - To Colossae, in what is now Turkey.
First Thessalonians - To Thessalonica, Greece.
Second Thessalonians - To Thessalonica, Greece.
First Timothy - To his friend Timothy.
Second Timothy - To his friend Timothy.
Titus - To his friend Titus.
Philemon - To his friend Philemon.


(from: wikipedia - pauline epistles)


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