Read thru the Bible Devotionals 2017

Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 10, 2017

Colossians 2 Colossians 2:1-23-The Theological Ramifications of the Supremacy of Jesus Colossians 2:1-10-The deity of Jesus is superior to the philosophy of men Colossians 2:1-7-Paul tells them that he struggles greatly for them and for those who are at Laodicea. He refers again to Christ as the true source of … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 9, 2017

Colossians 1 The city of Colossae was about 100 miles from Ephesus (near Laodicea and Hierapolis, 4:13). The Gospel was probably taken to Colossae while Paul was at Ephesus (1:7; Acts 19:10). Epahras was the one who played an important part in its evangelism and spiritual growth (Colossians 1:7). While … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 8, 2017

Philippians 4 Philippians 4:1-20-Paul’s Teaching Concerning Peace Philippians 4:1-4-How to have peace with other people Philippians 4:1-4-Paul names two specific women who are having relational difficulties and encourages them to do what he has just taught. The English translation “live in harmony” comes from a Greek word meaning “the same … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 7, 2017

Philippians 3 Philippians 3:1-21-Paul’s Teaching Concerning Legalism Philippians 3:1-3-The Warning of Paul About False Teachers Philippians 3:1-Paul has taught them these things before. But, because of their importance he has no hesitancy to do so, again. Philippians 3:2-3-Paul warns them against those who would require them to keep the Jewish … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 6, 2017

Philippians 2:1-30-Paul’s Teaching Concerning Humility Philippians 2 Philippians 2:1-4-The Priority of Humility is Other People Philippians 2:1-Evidently, Paul is aware of some relational problems that existed in the church at Philippi that saddened him. He uses his personal relationship with them as a means to try and convince them to … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 5, 2017

Philippians Paul (and Timothy) had started this church on their second missionary journey…the first church he started in Europe (Acts 16). Paul was personally very close to this church. They helped him financially two times before this letter was written (4:16) and when they heard of his confinement in Rome … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 4, 2017

Ephesians 6 Ephesians 3:1-6:20-The message of God given to the Gentiles (continued) Ephesians 5:22-6:9-How to live in your family life (continued) Ephesians 6:1-3-Children are to be subject to their parents…in a manner that is in keeping with the obedience of Christ to the law…He is the promise. Ephesians 6:4-Parents are … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 3, 2017

Ephesians 5 Ephesians 3:1-6:20-The message of God given to the Gentiles (continued) Ephesians 4:17-5:21-How to live in your daily life (continued) Ephesians 5:1-2-Now, because of our existing relationship with God as His children (:1)…Paul encourages us to be “imitators of God” (The Analytical Greek Lexicon, p. 270-“…follow as an example, … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 2, 2017

Ephesians 4 Ephesians 3:1-6:20-The message of God given to the Gentiles (continued) Ephesians 4-6-In these three chapters Paul now explains how the people of God are to “walk”…meaning how they are to live their lives. Ephesians 4:1-6-Live a life that preserves the unity of the body Ephesians 4:1-Paul says that … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – October 1, 2017

Ephesians 3 Ephesians 3:1-6:20-The message of God given to the Gentiles Ephesians 3:1-13-Gentiles are equal members of the body of Christ (Ryrie) “the mystery spoken of here…that Jews and Gentiles would be equal heirs in the one body of Christ (Ephesians 3:6)”. Paul says that God gave him a “revelation” … Continue reading

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