Month: December 2023


Book of Malachi Study

Malachi is the final book of the Hebrew Scriptures in terms of chronology (and in terms of arrangement as well when it comes to how the Christian Bible arranges the books of the Old Testament).  It is the Lord’s final prophetic word to the nation of Israel until the forerunnerRead More

Book of Jude Study

The Book of Jude is only one chapter long.  It has a theme which corresponds to the theme of the Book of 2 Peter. Reading in Jude 1:1-2: Jude is referring to the very well known James, the James who was not of the twelve Apostles, the James who isRead More

Church Leaders Receiving Financial Support from Their Congregation

The Apostles labored day and night in order to support themselves and not have to receive financial support from the members of the churches which they started.   Here the Apostle Paul’s own testimony about this. 1 Thessalonians 2:6-12: “Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet ofRead More

2nd Peter Concise Study

2nd Peter 1:1: Peter asserts no papal authority in his epistles.  Here, even though he mentions being an Apostle of Jesus Christ, he mentions being a servant of Jesus Christ first. An authentic Christian’s faith in Jesus Christ is just as precious as the faith of His authentic apostles inRead More

1 Peter Chapters 4 and 5 Study

4:1: This verse is a reference to (1 Peter) chapter 3:17-18 “For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring usRead More

1 Peter Chapter 3 Study

1 Peter 3:1: “Likewise” is a reference to what is commanded of servants back in chapter 2 verse 18. It’s not proper for a wife to be lecturing her husband or even taking it upon herself to preach to him.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t ever a time and placeRead More

1st Peter Chapter 2 Study

1st Peter Chapter 2:1: We are to put these things away from us at all times.  Here, we’re specifically commanded not to bring these things into our Bible reading and study.  If we don’t, then even our Bible time is sin!  Note that this command is given to born-again Christians. Read More

1st Peter Chapter 1 Study

1 Peter 1:1: These are all Roman provinces.  This is similar perhaps to the introduction of James.  Peter is perhaps referencing Christians in general due to how they are to consider themselves strangers and pilgrims on earth like he’d go on to exhort in 2:11 of this book.  If heRead More