What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Hebrews? A Bible Study


Why was the Book of Hebrews written? Who wrote it? What does it have to do with Christians today?The Author or Authors? There is a lot of speculation about who exactly wrote the Book of Hebrews. One thing we can conclude is that we know that all Scripture is inspired by God or “God-breathed” so it doesn’t matter who the human author write was, the Author was God! The most likely candidate is the Apostle Paul because he was a Hebrew of the Hebrews and was “circumcised on the eighth day, of th … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Philemon? A Bible Study


Why did Paul write the Book of Philemon? Who was Philemon? What can we learn from it?The Author Paul declares himself to actually be the author in this short, one chapter Book of Philemon. Paul not only says who wrote the Book of Philemon but he also tells who he wrote in to by writing, “Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker” but also to “Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house” (Phil 1:1-2). … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Titus? A Bible Study


What was the purpose for the Book of Titus? What are the applications for us today in Titus?The Author The author is undoubtedly Paul as he opens by writing “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth…To Titus, my true child in a common faith” (Titus 1:1a, 4). Paul wrote the Book of Titus around the same time he wrote 1st Timothy but certainly before he wrote 2nd Timothy (AD 67) so the date of Titus is like … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of 2nd Timothy? A Bible Study


Why Did Paul write 2nd Timothy? He had just written 1st Timothy so why this second letter?The Author Paul is the author and there is no doubt about it. Any so-called “evidence” to the contrary is so flimsy that it’s like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. It just doesn’t stick. Paul even introduces the letter by writing “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child” (2nd Tim 1:1-2a). To me, the … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of 1st Timothy? A Bible Study

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Why did Paul write the Book of 1st Timothy? What was his express purpose? Was it only for Timothy?The Author We know this was Paul that wrote the Book of 1st Timothy as he begins “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith” (1st Tim 1:1-2a). This was the next to the last letter that Paul would ever write (2nd Timothy is the last) and so this wasn’t written until around AD 63-65. It was called Timothy beca … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of 2nd Thessalonians? A Bible Study


Why did Paul write the Book of 2nd Thessalonians? What’s in it for us today?The Author Obviously Paul wrote the Book of 2nd Thessalonians, probably near AD 52 and almost immediately after 1st Thessalonians because the church had more questions about Jesus’ second coming and those already departed. This book happens to be one of Paul’s shortest books but it’s not lacking for doctrinal issues. As was his custom, Paul identifies himself in the very first line by writing “Paul, Silvanus, and Tim … [Read more...]