Paul's New Testament Epsitles

The New Testament epistles elaborate on and explain the significance of the actions and teachings of Jesus.

This is a fourth century cave painting of Paul, found near ancient Ephesus. This photo is protected by copyright laws; we use it by courtesy of Dan Wallace, CSNTM.org.

Ephesians 2.8-9 NET: For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.

1 Corinthians 1.18-2.5 Sermon [6 pages]
Will you respond to God's wisdom in his revelation - the gospel - or rely on the "wisdom" of the world?

1 Corinthians 10.6-13 Teaching [3 pages]
If you are a believer in Christ, then you will never experience a temptation beyond what you can escape or handle! [This was a teaching for the Christian Service Brigade at our church.]

Romans 6.12-23 Analysis [13 pages]
A technical commentary on Romans 6.12-23

Romans 12.1-2 and a Crisis of Submission [15 pages]
Half of this is a look at whether the Greek of Romans 12.1-2 implies the need for a crisis of submission in the life of the believer and the other half is a theological analysis of that concept

Romans 13.1-7 Analysis [12 pages]
A technical commentary on Romans 13.1-7

Romans Analysis [30 pages]
Teaching notes for Romans, based on my study of the English text

Galatians Destination [9 pages]
Paper discussing the likely destination of the epistle to the Galatians

Galatians Analysis [22 pages]
Teaching notes for the epistle to the Galatians

Ephesians 2.1-10 Sermon [6 pages]
Easter is our day of victory! Paul shows how lost we really were before Christ, and then not only that we are saved by grace, but saved into something wonderful!

Ephesians 2.11-22 Analysis [16 pages]
A technical commentary on Ephesians 2.11-22

Ephesians 5.22.33 Analysis [17 pages]
A technical commentary on Ephesians 5.22-33

Philemon Study Guide [6 pages]
Five-day per week devotions for three weeks on the letter to Philemon

Philemon Small Group Lessons [15 pages]
Three small group lessons based on Philemon

1 Thessalonians 5.11-18 sermon [6 pages]
Learning how to do life together in the church from what Paul wrote to a church he recently planted.

1 Timothy 6.6-12 sermon [6 pages]
How to find contentment and develop godliness.

2 Timothy 1.1-12 Sermon [7 pages]
Will we live in fear and not witness for Christ or will be tap into the power, love, and self discipline God promises us? [This sermon tied into our VBS themes.]

2 Timothy Analysis [21 pages]
Teaching notes for 2 Timothy, based on my study of the English text