Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles
1 Timothy 1:1-4 (Introduction)
1 Timothy 1:5-11 (Love From a Pure Heart; Lawful Use of the Law)
1 Timothy 1:12-17 (God’s Mercy to Sinners)
1 Timothy 1:18-20 (The Family of God and Church Discipline)
1 Timothy 2:1-4 (The Priority of Prayer)
1 Timothy 2:5-6 (Christ Our Mediator and Ransom)
1 Timothy 2:6-7 (The Testimony Borne at the Proper Time)
1 Timothy 2:8-15 (Godly Roles for Men and Women)
1 Timothy 3:1-3 (Overseers and Their Qualifications)
1 Timothy 3:4-7 (Overseers and Their Qualifications)
1 Timothy 3:8-10 (Deacons and Their Qualifications)
1 Timothy 3:11-13 (Women Who Minister; More on Deacons)
1 Timothy 3:14-15 (The Pillar and Support of the Truth)
1 Timothy 3:16 (The Mystery of Godliness)
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (Falling Away From the Faith)
1 Timothy 4:3-6 (The Epitome of Error)
1 Timothy 4:7-10 (Striving For Godliness)
1 Timothy 4:11-5:2 (Instructions to Timothy)
1 Timothy 5:3-16 (Instructions About Widows)
1 Timothy 5:17-25 (Instructions About Elders)
1 Timothy 6:1-10 (Instructions About Slaves; The Fruit of False Doctrine)
1 Timothy 6:11-21 (Concluding Remarks to Timothy)
Titus 1:1-4 (Introduction)
Titus 1:5-16 (The Appointment of Elders)
Titus 2:1-5 (The Things Fitting For Sound Doctrine)
Titus 2:6-15 (The Things Fitting For Sound Doctrine)
Titus 3:1-7 (Showing Every Consideration to All Men)
Titus 3:8-15 (Conclusion)
2 Timothy 1:1-2 (Introduction)
2 Timothy 1:3-8 (A Reminder in Time of Hardship)
2 Timothy 1:8-18 (Not Ashamed)
2 Timothy 2:1-7 (3 Exhortations and 3 Illustrations For Times of Hardship)
2 Timothy 2:8-13 (Enduring all things)
2 Timothy 2:14-18 (Wrangling About Versus Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth)
2 Timothy 2:19-26 (Cleansed From Ignorant Speculations)
2 Timothy 3:1-7 (A Form of Godliness)
2 Timothy 3:8-9 (Jannes and Jambres)
The Caduceus versus the Staff of Asclepius
2 Timothy 3:10-17 (The Wisdom That Leads To Salvation)
2 Timothy 4:1-8 (Final Exhortation)
2 Timothy 4:9-22 (Paul’s Final Words)
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The Atonement of Christ's Blood: Understanding How the Blood of Christ Saves and Reconciles us to God
- What is the relationship between Jesus’ sacrifice and our redemption, forgiveness and receiving an inheritance per the terms of the covenant / will that was effected by His death?
- From what, and to what, are we saved? Is it Jesus’ death alone that saves us? What part does His resurrection have in our salvation?
- Does the justice of God demand the satisfaction of blood before He will forgive, similar to what pagans throughout history have believed?
- What was the purpose of the Old Testament sacrifices?
- Does blood alone atone for sin?
- How does Christ’s death render powerless the devil?
- To whom was Christ’s life given as a ransom? From what are we ransomed?
- Why did Jesus not only die, but suffer and die? If all that was necessary was His shed blood, why didn’t God sovereignly ordain a more merciful death for His own dear Son?
- What is the relationship between a will or testament, and a covenant? What was willed to Jesus as an inheritance from His Father, and what was willed to us through the new testament in His blood?