2 Thessalonians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

2 Thessalonians Commentary Written around A.D 51 or 52, Paul addresses some misconceptions from his letter in I Thessalonians. He saw the need to do a follow up letter to correct false doctrines about the Day of the Lord as some had thought it had already occurred.  Having been deceived by these false teachers he wanted […]

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1 Thessalonians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

1 Thessalonians Commentary The letters (called epistles) from Paul to Thessalonica, which included I Thessalonians and II Thessalonians were probably two of the earliest letters Paul had written which was around A.D. 50 or 51. Paul wrote these letters in response to Timothy’s report that the Thessalonians’ church was prospering despite intense persecution from factions.  Unscrupulous […]

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Colossians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

  Colossians Commentary There is no record of Paul ever visiting the Colossians church (2:1). This gives further testimony to the fact that Paul’s epistles (letters) were meant to be circulated and read to all churches (4:16).  This church was actually founded by Papayas, an earlier convert who came from Ephesus. Ephesus was a veritable launching […]

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Philippians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

Philippians Commentary This is one of Paul’s shortest letters and one of the smallest books in the New Testament but there are such powerful teachings in this little dynamo.  What was Paul’s purpose in writing the book of Philippians?  He wanted to thank this church for their gift of love.  How amazing that he wanted […]

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Ephesians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman
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Ephesians is one of the most encouraging books in the New Testament. I offer the following commentary and summary for Ephesians in this article. Ephesians Commentary Purpose and Themes The purpose of the book of Ephesians was to warn the church elders about the false teachers that were teaching a false gospel and to maintain […]

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Galatians Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

Galatians Commentary Paul’s purpose for writing the book of Galatians, scholars believe around A.D. 49, was to reveal that Paul’s apostleship was from Jesus Christ and not from men.  But Paul’s real emphasis was that salvation is not works oriented and that the Galatians liberty should not be used as an excuse to continue in […]

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2 Corinthians Commentary, Summary and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

2 Corinthians Commentary The purpose of II Corinthians was in Paul defending his apostleship and the gospel, which was given to him directly from Jesus Christ.  This Christ-given gospel was authentic and came directly from Jesus as opposed to what the false teacher’s gospel was.  These false teachers were claiming to be apostles too.  What these […]

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1 Corinthians Commentary, Summary and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

I Corinthians Commentary  First Corinthians purpose seems to point to Jesus’ resurrection as a reality of history and is taken as to be indisputable and beyond questioning.  This is testified by Paul’s listing of eye witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection and as being pivotal to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Paul’s counsel regarding the resurrection was […]

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Jonah and the Great Fish: A Bible Study and Commentary

by Jack Wellman

  Why did Jonah run away from God’s desire to save the huge city of Nineveh?  Why would Jonah not want to save so many thousands living there?  Why was Jonah angry when the city did repent? Why Did Jonah Run Away From God’s Purpose for Him? I can answer part of this from my […]

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Romans Commentary, Summary, and Key Verses

by Jack Wellman

Romans Commentary The Roman church is unique in that it was not planted by Paul, Peter, or any of the apostles.  It was perhaps the only church not started by direct apostolic ministry in the first century.  This church may have found its origin from visitors from Rome who were present at the day of […]

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