Fresh Greetings






“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess. 1:1, 2). What hope and promise is found even in such a simple greeting as this? How much theology […]




Paul’s Gospel






In addition to defending his apostleship, what else does Paul emphasize in his opening greeting to the Galatians? Compare Gal. 1:3–5 with Eph. 1:2, Phil. 1:2, and Col. 1:2. When we look at Paul’s greetings in the epistles he gives a blessing of grace through Jesus Christ. Paul’s gospel is filled with the grace of […]




Positive Emotions






Monday’s Lesson – Positive Emotions Read Galatians 5:22. How should the fruit of the Spirit make a difference in the way people experience life? Possessing God’s Spirit brings love. How would life be different if we understood and possessed genuine love in our hearts. Many are in search of love and many claim to have […]




Peace in the Church (Matt. 5:23, 24)






“ ‘Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift’” (Matt. 5:23, 24, NKJV). What basic principle is Jesus teaching us […]




Peace at Home






“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14). “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Rom. 12:18, NKJV). What can we learn from the life and example of Jesus that can make these admonitions real in our lives? […]




Finding Peace: Part 2






Read the story recorded in Matthew 8:23–27 of Jesus and His disciples on the Sea of Galilee (see also Mark 4:35–41, Luke 8:22–25). However unique the situation, what can we take away from this account for ourselves; that is, what is the message for us, and how can we apply it to our lives, regardless […]




Finding Peace: Part 1






Read the following verses: “‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls’”(Matt. 11:28, 29, NKJV). What is Jesus saying to us […]




Peace With God






Read Romans 5:1-11 and summarize what you believe the crucial points are here.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The first thing the we must understand is the the peace that we &nbsp&nbsp receive is as a result of our faith. The object of this faith&nbsp&nbsp is rooted and grounded in the receiving and accepting of the work of &nbsp&nbsp Jesus […]