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Don't give up-Jesus will return soon

Dead Christians will be resurrected

What is 1 Thessalonians?

100

Paul asks him to accept his runaway slave back without fault.  He should accept him back as a brother in Christ more than as a slave.

Who is Philemon?

100

Paul is very lonely and misses him.  His end is soon.  He is concerned with the heresies and persecution affecting the Ephesian Church.

What is 2 Timothy?

100

Paul writes to reunite the slave Onesimus, who is also a recent convert, to his Christian owner.

What is Philemon?

100

The Church in the city of Thessalonica

What is 1st and 2nd Thessalonians?

200

Return to what you were originally taught - following Jesus comes by faith in Jesus, not by following Old Testament Laws

What is Galatians?

200

Paul wants him to preach the gospel, guard it's teaching and be willing to suffer for it if necessary.  Also, he is to be wary of false teachers and those who betrayed Paul.

What is 2 Timothy?

200

Paul misses this persecuted church and is very grateful for their gifts to him.  False teachings about circumcision are threatening this church.

What is Philippians?

200

Letter to young converts who were being persecuted by locals and not respecting spiritual authority.

What is 1 Thessalonians?

200

To Timothy, a pastor in the Church in Ephesus

What is 1st and 2nd Timothy?

300

Paul is grateful for their repentance He wants them to be careful of false teachers who are undermining his authority. He reminds them that their future is in the New Creation and in new bodies. Finally he encourages them to be financially generous.

What is 2 Corinthians?

300

Follow Jesus, mot human leaders. Don't hang out with bad people. Be free, but remember that everything done in the body matters because of the resurrection. He wants them to know that he loves them, in spite of all their struggles.  Choose to love others in the same way.

What is 1 Corinthians?

300

Gnostiscim, OT Laws, angel worship and self denial are replacing the Gospel

What is Colossians?

300

To be true followers of Jesus, they were falsely taught to follow Old Testament laws, including circumcision. Paul writes and angry letter to correct them.

What is Galatians?

300

To the Church in the city of Rome

What is Romans?

400

There are no barriers between followers of Jesus.  The church has everything it needs to do great things for God.  Therefore, with God's endless resources, live a life worthy of your high calling.

What is Ephesians?

400

Good job, but STOP believing that the end has already arrived.  Keep working-don't stop.

What is 2 Thessalonians?

400

This church needs to know who they are in Christ, and the important role God has for them in the world.

What is Ephesians?

400

The last of 4 letters to this church, Paul writes because they responded well to a harsh correction he delivered.  He is concerned with false teachers who undermine his authority and needs to gather funds

What is 2 Corinthians?

400

To the Church in Philippi.

What is Philippians?

500

The Good news that saves us rises above our Jewish or Gentile identity. Paul writes to them so they can understand the Good News as individual communities and as a combined community.  God does not ignore our uniqueness but we all come to God the same way- by believing in Jesus' death and resurrection.

What is Romans?

500

He is given instructions on how to appoint leaders and deal with heresy.  He is also given instructions on how people in the church should conduct themselves.

What is Titus?

500

Paul writes to him about problems in the Church at Ephesus - heresy, leadership and public worship issues.

What is 1 Timothy?

500

Some believed that Christ would return so soon that they stopped planning and working. They became a burden to other Christians.

What is 2 Thessalonians?

500

Titus was the Pastor of this Church.

What is Crete?
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