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Prologue: A Riot in Ephesus | Acts 19

Saul the Pharisee was zealous for the LORD and taught “according to the strict manner of the law” (Acts 22:3). Thus, when a new sect appeared, worshiping a crucified Galilean as being the Son of God, Saul met the heretics head on. He gave approval and held the coats of his companions as they stoned …

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Our Hope | Colossians 1:3-8

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word …

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Our Identity | Colossians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother. To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Colossians 1:1-2 ESV   Like all of Paul’s letters, the opening greeting is full of introductory concepts and phrases for us …

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Background on Colossians

Author The author of Colossians is blatantly stated to be Paul (1:1). Timothy likely served as the scribe while Paul dictated the content with exception to the final verse of the letter, which Paul wrote with his own hand. Many scholars have tried to argue that Paul did not author this letter; rather, someone (who …

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Background on Titus

Author Though some secular scholars have sought to argue against it, Paul is clearly identified as the author in the first verse of the letter. Still, they posit that Titus along with the letters to Timothy & Philemon are too stylistically different from Paul’s other epistles to be genuine; therefore, they suggest that someone else …

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Our Blessed Hope | Day 33

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11-13 ESV Paul, writing …

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