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1 Peter 3, Love Letters, 27. Jun 2017

Just like citizens are to submit to authorities and servants to their masters, so also wives are instructed to submit to their husbands. This is part of God’s order of creation and it does not mean that men are more important than women but that God established different callings for them.

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1 Peter 2, Love Letters, 20. Jun 2017

The Word of God found in Holy Scriptures is spiritual nourishment that makes us grow in faith, love, and hope. In the same way a person needs to take in a daily amount of food, so also Christians need to take in daily the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In doing so, we will taste that the Lord is good.

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1 Peter 1, Love Letters, 13. Jun 2017

At some point before 67 AD, while Peter was in Babylon, he wrote his First Letter addressed to Christians from Jewish and Gentile backgrounds scattered throughout Asia Minor. Peter’s goal was to instruct and encourage God’s people while they endured suffering for the sake of righteousness. God’s grace shines bright in the apostle’s letter as we will note in this and the coming studies.

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Philemon, Love Letters, 06. Jun 2017

This letter is about a slave called Onesimus who had run away from his master Philemon. Onesimus reached Rome and was converted to the Christian faith by Paul. Paul grew fond of the young man and would have kept him. However, Philemon also became a Christian through the preaching of Paul and both became close friends. So, Paul sent Onesimus back to Philemon and wrote a letter to Philemon asking him to give his slave a forgiving reception.

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Titus 3, Love Letters, 30. May 2017

In this study Pastor Arno considers Paul's list of opportunities for Christians to respond to Christ’s love in their daily living.

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Titus 2, Love Letters, 23. May 2017

Paul charges Titus to carry out his ministry focusing on teaching sound doctrine. There is a prevailing notion that the church needs to adapt her teachings and practices to what is commonly held as acceptable. Teaching what accords with sound doctrine is as big a task today as it was in Paul's time.

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Titus – Introduction and 1:1-16, Love Letters, 16. May 2017

Martin Luther: wrote [Titus] is a short epistle, but a model of Christian doctrine, in which is comprehended in a masterful way all that is necessary for a Christian to know and to live. [Paul] teaches what kind of man a bishop, or pastor, ought to be, namely, one who is pious and learned in preaching the gospel and in refuting the false teachers of works and of man-made laws.

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2 Timothy 4, Love Letters, 09. May 2017

What was Timothy expected to do as a minister of Christ? What are pastors expected to do today? The apostle Paul answers: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

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2 Timothy 3, Love Letters, 02. May 2017

Paul speaks about the last days between Christ’s ascension into heaven and His second coming. They are described by the apostle as times of difficulties and characterised by people who are lovers of self.

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2 Timothy 2, Love Letters, 25. Apr 2017

Like a father speaks tenderly to his son, so Paul speaks tenderly to Timothy guiding and encouraging him in the pastoral ministry. Paul wishes that Timothy be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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Introduction and 2 Timothy 1, Love Letters, 18. Apr 2017

Second Timothy can be considered Paul’s farewell letter. He exhorts Timothy to go on propagating the gospel for there were many who fell away and teachers of false doctrines appeared all around.

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1 Timothy 6, Love Letters, 11. Apr 2017

This study concentrates on the last words of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to young pastor Timothy who was serving the church in Ephesus.

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1 Timothy 5, Love Letters, 04. Apr 2017

Paul encourages Timothy to strengthen and help all members of his congregation regardless of their age and, as per Jesus’ example, to regard believers as if they were members of his own family.

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1 Timothy 4, Love Letters, 28. Mar 2017

In this study Pr. Arno considers the words with which the apostle Paul addresses young pastor Timothy concerning false teachings. The apostle encourages him to be a good servant of Christ Jesus, holding fast to the sound doctrine, leading a godly life and teaching Scripture accordingly.

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1 Timothy 3, Love Letters, 21. Mar 2017

The offices of the church, the office holders, their qualifications and their household are themes of this study.

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1 Timothy 2, Love Letters, 14. Mar 2017

Prayer, focus on Jesus Christ, respect, humility, good works and the role of women in the church are topics of this episode.

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1 Timothy: Introduction and 1:1-20, Love Letters, 07. Mar 2017

Martin Luther commented that Paul wrote his first letter to Timothy “in order to provide a model to all bishops of what they are to teach and how they are to rule Christendom in the various stations of life, so that it may not be necessary for them to rule Christians according to their own human opinions”.

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2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Love Letters, 28. Feb 2017

Paul repeatedly encouraged believers to pray for him and for the advance of the gospel. Now he asks the Thessalonians that they should pray that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honoured.

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2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Love Letters, 21. Feb 2017

Let no one deceive you in any way. The day of the Lord has not yet come! “That day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction”. Learn more about the day of the Lord in this study.

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2 Thessalonians: Introduction and 1:1-12, Love Letters, 14. Feb 2017

Paul’s purpose in writing his second letter to the Thessalonians was to encourage persecuted believers to remain faithful; to exhort them to be steadfastly at work and to correct some misunderstandings concerning the Lord’s return.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13—5:28, Love Letters, 07. Feb 2017

Death is not the end. Paul didn’t want the Thessalonians and us to be uninformed about what will happen to the dead. In the same way that sleep lasts for a time and is followed by being awake, death will last some time before we are awakened by the Lord.

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1 Thessalonians 3:6—4:12, Love Letters, 31. Jan 2017

Good news cheer us up. The good news that the Thessalonians were standing fast in the Lord meant so much to Paul that he said “For now we live”. The Good News of Christ gives us plenty of reasons to thank God and to pray.

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1 Thessalonians 2:1-3:5, Love Letters, 24. Jan 2017

Not all that is proclaimed in the name of Christianity is in accordance with the Scriptures. Not all who claim to be messengers of Christ can be believed. Learn more about this matter in this study.

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Thessalonians: Introduction and Chapter 1, Love Letters, 17. Jan 2017

Paul wrote to the Thessalonians in order to give them support in the midst of persecution, to encourage the new converts to remain firm in the faith amidst their trials, to provide instruction concerning Christian life, to urge some not to neglect daily work and to give assurance concerning the future of believers who die before Christ returns.

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Colossians 3:18—4:18, Love Letters, 10. Jan 2017

In our last study we considered relevant aspects of Christian living that flows from the fellowship of the believer with Christ. The apostle Paul continues to explore this theme in his letter to the Colossians.

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Colossians 3:1-17, Love Letters, 03. Jan 2017

The life we have received from Jesus is rich in gifts that we cannot make or purchase, namely, forgiveness, love, peace, and thankfulness. The life we received from Jesus fills us with virtues and enables us to be a blessing to our neighbour.

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Colossians 2:6-23, Love Letters, 27. Dec 2016

The apostle Paul encourages the Colossians and us to continue in Christ and to remain steady. Christians can only resist deceptive philosophies and false teachings if they are rooted and built up in Jesus Christ.

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Colossians 1:15—2:5, Love Letters, 20. Dec 2016

Writing to the Christians in Colossae, the apostle Paul pictures the identity of Christ with powerful statements. Jesus Christ is the Messiah promised since the beginning of the world. He became Man and, at the same time, always was and is the Son of the living God.

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Colossians 1:1-14, Love Letters, 13. Dec 2016

This letter is especially rich with descriptions of Christ, His work, and the blessings He extends to us through Holy Baptism. Paul’s main purpose with it was to refute false teachings, guiding the Colossian congregation away from heresy and into the truth about Jesus and His saving work.

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Philippians 4:2-23, Love Letters, 06. Dec 2016

In this study of Paul’s letter Pastor Arno talks about rejoicing in the Lord. He tells us what to do when we are anxious, how to be content in any situation and that we can do everything through Him who strengthens us.

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Philippians 3:1—4:1, Love Letters, 29. Nov 2016

Christians are aliens in this world, fully involved in it, yet not of it. We have been born from above by God’s Word and Spirit. Our true citizenship is in heaven where Christ is.

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Philippians 2:1-30, Love Letters, 22. Nov 2016

A Christian is someone who has been united with Christ. This union is the basis of salvation. The Holy Spirit grants us faith, keeps us in the faith and makes our faith productive. From this union with Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit flow the fruits of salvation.

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Philippians 1:3-30, Love Letters, 15. Nov 2016

The apostle Paul advises the Philippians to live lives consistent with what the gospel teaches. He encourages them to stand firm in one Spirit, to be united and work together, particularly when the gospel is under attack.

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Philippians: Introduction and 1:1-2, Love Letters, 08. Nov 2016

Paul greets the believers in Philippi saying "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ". Grace is God’s favour towards sinners who desperately need it. Peace expresses God’s way of relating to sinners, forgiving their trespasses and removing any reason for conflict or enmity.

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