It should be pointed out that the two lost letters were lost only because they were not intended by God to be part of the biblical canon. Duties and Defenses Against the Dangers (4:6-16), VI. Those things that characterize Paul are evident throughout (cf. The coming of the Lord should not only comfort our hearts, but stir us to godly living. As the first of two canonical epistles to the church at Thessalonica, this book was called in the Greek text, Pros Thessalonikeis A, “First to the Thessalonians.”. No specific purpose is stated and no particular problem or heresy is addressed. They are secondary. And what about the Jew? 1:13) along with the possibility of death (vv. That said, they may have been written during Paul’s life or shortly after his death, since they do resemble the style and themes of the undisputed Paulines. Chapter 2 is key in that it corrects a serious error that had crept into the Thessalonian church which taught that the day of the Lord had already come. FREE IN CHRIST! Paul wrote all four prison epistles during his first Roman imprisonment. In this book we see the deity (2:13) and redemptive work of the Savior (2:12). The phrase “our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” is one of the christologically significant texts affected by the Granville Sharp rule. 1:1; 16:21 and see also 1:12-17; 3:4, 6, 22). They contain exhortations from Paul to Timothy and Titus regarding how they are to act and what they are to preach. Thus, the apostle writes to refute their false gospel of works and demonstrates the superiority of justification by faith and sanctification by the Holy Spirit versus by the works of the Law. The B represents the Greek letter beta, the second letter of the Greek alphabet. TitusPhilemonHebrews (Hebrews does not name its author, but it has traditionally been assigned to Paul.) To meet the needs that occasioned this epistle, Paul wrote this epistle to comfort and correct. To give instruction on how to meet this opposition and special instructions concerning faith and conduct, and to warn about false teachers (1:5, 10-11; 2:1-8, 15; 3:1-11). BIB 364—The Pauline Epistles 3.0 Credit Hours Summer 2009 I. The Pauline epistles are the fourteen books in the New Testament traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, although many dispute the anonymous Epistle to the Hebrews as being a Pauline epistle. 63-64. Pauline Epistles. 10-13). 1:1, Tit. Through His death by which believers have died to the Law and through the Christ exchanged life (2:20), believers have been freed from bondage (5:1f.) 2:14-16; 3:1, 2, 5-6 with Acts 17:1-15). Instructions Concerning Marriage (7:1-40), C. Marriage and Christian Service (7:25-38), V. Instructions Concerning Food Offered to Idols (8:1–11:1), A. While the general focus of this epistle is Paul’s “defense” of his ministry and authority, a key word that surfaces is “comfort” (occurring 11 times in 9 verses). All in all, in their content, these books are pastoral in nature and give directions for the care, conduct, order, ministry, and administration of churches or assemblies of believers. Because of its unique apocalyptic nature, however, in this survey we are distinguishing it as The Prophetic Book of the New Testament. So Paul explains God’s program of salvation for Jews and Gentiles. 15-16). Bookmarks Edit. Certainly, there has never been a greater explanation of love written. The Position of Liberty: Stand Fast (5:1-12), B. In summary, then, these books were designed by God to aid us in our pastoral responsibilities and in organic development and guidance for the life of local churches. 1 Timothy 2. Then, in chapters 3 and 4 he contended for the true doctrine of grace, the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Paul’s missionary journeys occupied approximately the years A.D. 48-56. Care for women, widows, and slaves. Contained therein are the principles for giving (8:1-6), the purposes for giving (8:7-15), the policies to be followed in giving (8:16-9:5), and the promises to be realized in giving (9:6-15).47. The key word, occurring in one form or the other some 16 times, is “joy” or “rejoice.” “Unity” or “oneness” is another key idea of the book. The title is Pros Galatas, “To the Galatians.” Being addressed to “the churches of Galatia,” it is the only epistle of Paul addressed to a group of churches. The purpose and burden of the apostle in writing to the Thessalonians can be summarized as follows: to express his thankfulness for what God was doing in the lives of the Thessalonians (1:2-3), to defend himself against a campaign to slander his ministry (2:1-12), to encourage them to stand fast against persecution and pressure to revert to their former pagan lifestyles (3:2-3; 4:1-12), to answer a doctrinal question pertaining to the fate of Christians who had died (4:1-13), to answer questions regarding the “Day of the Lord” (5:1-11), and to deal with certain problems that had developed in their corporate life as a church (5:12-13; 19-20). Both external and internal evidence is very strong in support of Pauline authorship. 10-17). 2); (4) to give guidance regarding numerous issues that would arise and to show how they should be handled. The Condemnation of the Moral Man (2:1-16), C. The Condemnation of the Religious Man (the Jew) (2:17–3:8), III. Instructions Concerning Prayer (2:1-7), B. 2:2). Money and ministry. Themes of the Pastoral Epistles The tenor of the Pastoral Epistles is parenetic in nature. For this reason a proverb warned, “Not for every man is the voyage to Corinth.”, From the account in Acts it would appear as if Paul had little fruit among the Jews and that nearly all of his converts were Gentiles. Nine of Paul’s letters were addressed to local churches in certain areas of the Roman empire. When He comes, He will deliver us from wrath (undoubtedly a reference to the Tribulation) (1:10; 5:4-11), give rewards (2:19), perfect us (3:13), resurrect us (4:13-18), and sanctify (set apart) all those who have trusted in Him (5:23). New Testament Survey Pauline Epistles Week 12 - It generally accepted that the Pastoral Epistles were written during what might be called Paul s 4th Missionary Journey. 1:3). The Commendation of the Thessalonians (1:1-10), 3. The first epistle was written during the earlier part of that period just after Timothy had returned from Thessalonica with news of the progress of the church. This is then followed by eight Hebrew Christian epistles (Hebrews to Jude). This is true whether they deal with personal matters or the corporate ministry of the church. 1. Paul did not establish the church in Rome, but as the apostle to the Gentiles, he had longed for many years to visit the believers in Rome (15:22-23) that he might further establish them in the faith and preach the gospel there as well (1:13-15). First, they were official representatives of the apostle Paul whom he dispatched to various churches like Ephesus and Crete. Because of the greetings in 1:2, Colossians became known as Pros Kolossaeis, “To the Colossians.” As with the other epistles of Paul surveyed thus far, both the external and internal evidence strongly support Paul’s authorship. This letter is not an attack against slavery as such, but a suggestion as to how Christian masters and slaves could live their faith within that evil system. A number of basic Christian doctrines are discussed: natural revelation (Rom 1:19-20), universality of sin (Rom 3:9-20), justification (Rom 3:24), propitiation (Rom 3:25), faith (Rom 4:1), original sin (Rom 5:12), union with Christ (Rom 6:1), the election and rejection of Israel (Rom 9-11), spiritual gifts (Rom 12:3-8), and respect for government (Rom 13:1-7).41. 4:9, 21 with 4:6-8), and (2) to admonish Timothy to keep holding on to sound doctrine, to defend it against all error, to endure hardship as a good soldier, and to realize we are living in days of growing apostasy. What concerned Paul preeminently was the presence of false teachers, claiming to be apostles, who had entered the church. The style of these letters is characteristic of the Pauline epistles as a whole, as B. Rigaux has shown. He shows acquaintance with Greek culture and their thinking. II Peter 3:15-16 refers to ‘all’ Paul’s letters, perhaps including the Pastorals. When Paul left Antioch for Jerusalem to discuss the gospel of grace (Acts 15:1f.) And further, he must be the Son of God. Undoubtedly, because of their religious and immoral background, aberrant beliefs and practices of an extraordinary variety characterized this church. If the letter was written to Christians in South Galatia, the churches were founded on the first missionary journey, the letter was written after the end of the journey (probably from Antioch, ca. 1 Cor. “Wisdom” occurs 29 times in 22 verses. 16:1-4; 2 Cor. The Rapture of Living Saints (4:17-18), B. Closely associated with this is a short section on the believer’s warfare with the onslaughts of Satan (6:10-18). II. 1:1-8; 4:9-22; Titus 1:5; 3:12-13).64 Those who question Paul’s authorship usually do so on the following grounds: … that (1) Paul’s travels described in the pastorals do not fit anywhere into the historical account of the book of Acts, (2) the church organization described in them is that of the second century, and (3) the vocabulary and style are significantly different from that of the other Pauline letters. He Commends and Comforts Regarding Persecution (1:4-12), III. Good deeds are not to be the product of human ingenuity or dead religion, but the work of God’s grace through faith in the power of God as manifested in Christ, the Savior. This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and ensure you get the best experience. Sounds like a challenge! amandabertsch. Themes of the Pastoral Epistles The tenor of the Pastoral Epistles is parenetic in nature. The Pauline epistles are the fourteen books in the New Testament traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, although many dispute the anonymous Epistle to the Hebrews as being a Pauline epistle. While we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (1:3), we are nevertheless faced with a formidable enemy for which we need the armor of God. Instead, Paul enumerates character qualities demonstrating that true leadership emanates from our walk with God rather than from achievements or vocational success.”67. In this regard there is an important observation that might be made. In Relation to the New Creation (1:18), 3. Divide the group into five teams. He trusts them to manage their local churches well (1 Ti 3:15; Tt 1:5) and maintain his sound teaching (1 Ti 4:6; Tt 2:1). Flashcards. This is where the story of Jesus described in the Gospels is explained in greater detail. The regulations for the use of gifts (14:26-40), VII. Paul’s letters are called the Pauline Epistles. In fact several fathers mentioned Paul as the author of this epistle in their writings. What are the major themes of each letter? In scope, Colossians presents the all supremacy, all sufficiency, uniqueness, and the fullness of the person and work of Jesus Christ as the God-man Savior, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, and the total solution for man’s needs both for time and eternity. He was born of Jewish parentage in the city of Tarsus of Cilicia. Print. Theme. Personal Messages and Benediction (15:14–16:27), C. Paul’s Conclusion and Benediction (16:17-27). THE PERMANENCE OF THE PROMISE (3:15-18) « The Promise Given to Christ. All we need for life is found in Him. In favor of this is the fact that Luke seems to use “Galatia” only to describe North Galatia (Acts 16:6; 18:23). At the end of chapter 15, he discusses his plans to visit, and the final chapter of Romans includes many greetings to Christians in the area. 1:1; 2 Tim. There’s so much we can learn from the Epistles! Clement of Rome speaks of 1 Corinthians as “the Epistle of the blessed Apostle Paul,” in his Epistle to the Corinthians and even cited 1 Corinthians in regard to their continuing factions. The church at Philippi was the first church founded in Europe. In this little epistle, we see Paul’s “full-length portrait of Christ.”59 Colossians demonstrates that because of all that Jesus Christ is in His person and has accomplished in His work, He, as the object of the believer’s faith, is all we need for in Him we are complete (2:10). Personal: The Private Plans and Affairs of the Apostle (4:7-18). Onesimus, guilty of a great offense (vv. Suggestion 2. He makes plays on words. The Collection for Jerusalem (16:1-4). Chapter 3 then builds on this as root to fruit or cause and effect. The second letter was dispatched just a few weeks (or at the most a few months) later. The Past: The Work of Faith (1:1-3:13), A. The risen savior appeared to Saul on the road to Damascus—an encounter that completely transformed him. These he wrote within an eighteen-year period while he was on his missionary journeys. These epistles were meant to inspire each of us in our daily Christian walks. The Explanation of the Evidence (1:8-10), B. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? And, of course, the letters themselves claim to have been written by Paul.65, The Greek titles for 1 and 2 Timothy are Pros Timotheon A and Pros Timotheon B, “First to Timothy” and “Second to Timothy.” Timothy’s name means, “honoring God.”. 16:5-9; Acts 20:31). 5:1f.). Paul wrote: 1. 2. 2:3-5). A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). Final Instructions to Timothy (6:11-21), C. Exhortations to Remain Faithful (6:20-21). Of Paul’s thirteen letters, these were the very last books he wrote. Thus, in the synagogues of Damascus, he proclaimed Christ as Savior. If you’re not sure what the Pauline Epistles are, don’t worry! 1886-1887. Instructions Concerning Worship (2:1-2:15), A. The New Position in the Heavenlies (2:1-10), 2. The Present: The Labor of Love (4:1-12), A. A third is that the epistle's themes related to Christ, eschatology and the church seem to have no parallel in Paul's undisputed works. Phrases in Ephesians like “in Christ” or “with Christ” appear some 35 times. [21] Some see an issue with certain Pauline terms being used differently within the PE. Third Quarter 2004 too, when he writes of Timothy's spirit (2 Cor 7:13) and the spirits of prophets (1 Cor 14:32), referring in both cases to the interiors of individuals. 22), and following his release he made several trips, wrote 1 Timothy and Titus, was rearrested, wrote 2 Timothy, and was martyred (see the Introduction to Titus, Titus 1:1 book note). From his reference that he stayed at Ephesus until Pentecost (16:8), it appears he intended to remain there somewhat less than a year when he wrote this epistle. Summary and Analysis The Pauline Letters Approximately one third of the New Testament consists of letters, or epistles, written by the apostle Paul and addressed to the Christian churches of his day. Spell. 1. Having energetically and consistently persecuted the church of Jesus Christ, while on the road to Damascus, Paul had an encounter with the glorified resurrected Christ, which had revolutionary effects on his life. Again, as is so consistent with the teaching of Paul, we see how good works or the conduct of the Christian is so connected with the person and work of Christ, past, present, and future. He anticipated being released (Philem. Ryrie has an excellent summary of the theme and contents: More formal than Paul’s other letters, Romans sets forth the doctrine of justification by faith (and its ramifications) in a systematic way. I. Salutation and Thanksgiving for the Philippians (1:1-11), II. Chapters 8–9 are really one unit and comprise the most complete revelation of God’s plan for giving found anywhere in the Scriptures. The Greek noun dikaiosune, “righteousness,” occurs 34 times, the noun didaioma, “a righteous deed, acquittal, ordinance,” five times, the noun dikaiokrisia (righteous judgment) once, the adjective dikaios, “righteous,” occurs seven times, the noun dikaiosis, “justification, acquittal,” twice, and the verb dikaioo, “declare or show to be righteous,” occurs 15 times for a total of 64 occurrences. In this epistle, we see Him as our comfort (1:5), triumph (2:14), Lord (2:4), liberty or freedom for a new life (3:17), light (4:6), judge (5:10), reconciliation (5:19), gift (9:15), owner (10:7), and power (12:9). It has therefore been dubbed as “the charter of Christian Liberty.” Luther considered it in a peculiar sense his Epistle.51 Galatians stands as a powerful polemic against the Judaizers and their teachings of legalism. Warnings Against False Doctrine (1:3-11), III. The last major group of Paul’s epistles have generally been called the “Pastoral Epistles,” a term used to designate the three letters addressed to Timothy and Titus (1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus). Paul could easily say, “I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some” (1 Cor. Paul’s Greeting to the Colossians (1:1-2), 2. It was not until the 19th century that certain questions were raised about the authorship of this epistle. In the process of Paul’s defense, three key purposes emerge: (1) Paul expressed his joy at the favorable response of the church to Paul’s ministry (chaps. In the Greek text, Titus is titled Pros Titon, “To Titus.”. Most of these came from the humbler ranks, although there appear to have been some of the nobler class also (1:26-31). After being recaptured and once again imprisoned, Paul wrote Timothy a second letter, 2 Timothy. Introduction This article is a sequel to Ethical issues in the Pauline Epistles (Part 1) which dealt with such ethical issues as-Jewish and Gentile Christian relationship; and The believers' conduct. Thus, the book is titled Pros Philemona, “To Philemon.”. So, while our methods will often vary, they must never contradict the moral or spiritual principles of the Word of God. Following this, Paul went to Nicopolis in Achaia (southern Greece, Titus 3:12). Jesus was alive after all! Moreover, the books declare Paul as the author (1 Tim. Since leadership is so determinative of a church’s spiritual growth and effectiveness, chapter 3, which sets forth the qualifications for leadership is clearly a key chapter. The "Pauline" letters in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) did not start out as epistles. Paul then made his third visit to Corinth during the winter of A.D. 56-57 (Acts 20:2-3). Pauline studies expert Thomas Schreiner provides an updated guide to the exegesis of the New Testament epistles traditionally assigned to Paul. II. These are primarily correspondence: Paul sends greetings, instructions, encouragement, and background information. The theme of 1 Timothy, as with Titus and 2 Timothy, is twofold, one involving the individual and the other the church. It shows how we may be chained and hindered, but that the Word of God is not imprisoned (see also 2 Tim. While there he lived and worked with Aquila and Priscilla who were of the same trade, tent-makers (Acts 18:3). In the first two chapters Paul vindicated his apostleship and message. There are two main views, The North Galatian View and The South Galatian View. Unger writes, “No trace of doubt as to the authority, integrity, or apostolic genuineness of the epistle comes from ancient times.”49. Had He forgotten His promises to the Jews? Because of the riot caused by silversmiths (Acts 19:23-41) Paul departed from Ephesus for Macedonia (Acts 20:1) in the spring of A.D. 56. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. In essence, then, their case was lost by default, and Paul was freed. You can learn more about Philemon’s role here. But certainly two sections of the book do stand out. Because Ephesians gives no hint of Paul’s release from prison, as in Philippians (1:19-26) and Philemon (v. 22), many believe that Ephesians was written in the early part of his imprisonment about A.D. 60, while Paul was kept under house guard in his rented quarters (Acts 28:30). After he was released he wrote 1 Timothy and Titus, was arrested again, wrote 2 Timothy, and was martyred in Rome. Here, He is described as the One who “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (1:10), as the One who rose from the dead (2:8), as the One who gives salvation and eternal glory (2:10), as the One with whom all believers have died, with whom they will live, and from whom they will be rewarded for faithful service (as in the crown of righteousness) and in the privilege of reigning with Him (2:11-13; 4:8). Chapters 4 and 5 undoubtedly stand out as key chapters because of their teaching on both the coming of the Lord for the church, the rapture (4:13-18), and the day of the Lord (5:1-11), the time in the future when He will intervene in human events to consummate His redemption and judgment. This singularly christological book is centered on the cosmic Christ—“the head of all principality and power” (2:10), the Lord of creation (1:16-17), the Author of reconciliation (1:20-22; 2:13-15). The purpose of gifts: unity in diversity (12:12-31), 3. 2 Thessalonians Categories of Pauline Epistles 39 Frank E. Gaebelein, General Editor, The Expositor's Bible Commentary, New Testament, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1976-1992, electronic media. Thus the approximate dates for 1 Timothy and Titus are perhaps 63-66. Acts 17:28; Titus 1:12). Colossians 2. 148. Of all Paul’s letters, 2 Corinthians is the most personal and intimate. When the epistles discuss faith, it is about keeping and maintaining God's commandments. Paul is fond of parallelism, often chiastic, and frequently employs antithesis (eighteen times in the two short letters). Pauline Epistles. The Previous Walk of the Old Life (4:17-19), 2. Pastoral Epistles develop Pauline theology at the juncture of first and second generation Christianity. 4. Since there is such a divergence of opinion does this mean we should give up on matters of church government? This is evident from their writing style. Vocabulary used to describe church organization, for instance, would be expected to be different from that used to teach the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Corinth was a large metropolis (approximately 700,000; about two-thirds of whom were slaves) located on a narrow isthmus between the Aegean Sea and the Adriatic Sea that connected the Peloponnesus with Northern Greece. Because the historical circumstances are very similar to those of 1 Thessalonians, most believe it was written not long after the first letter—perhaps about six months. Logos Bible Software 9 review: Do you REALLY need it? In his studies, he had advanced in the religion of the Jews beyond many of his fellows as one extremely zealous for his ancestral traditions (Gal. Rather, as official delegates of Paul, they were sent to assist churches in establishing their ministries pastorally speaking (cf. 10-13 are part of that lost “sorrowful letter.” Although some features of those chapters correspond to what must have been the contents of the lost letter, the principal subject of that letter (the offender of 2 Cor. Pauline Epistles Lecture Notes Mitchell Esswein & David Callaway | Religion 1001 Background to Paul the Apostle1 Sources of the Life and Thought of Paul o What we know about Paul comes from two extent works: The Book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles Is Luke, though, to be a trusted historian? 6). The Ministry of Reconciliation (5:11–6:10), K. A Spiritual Father’s Appeal to His Children (6:11–7:4), II. But the topics contained in these letters can generally be classified into three major themes… ;-), Convey God’s plan for managing the church. Doctrine: what Christians should know 2. Here, in part 2 of this same topic the discussion continues by taking on board such additional vital ethical aspects as- The Abuse of Christian liberty; Public worship; Household codes. It has also been pointed out that because all three are so closely connected in thought and style that they usually are either all accepted or all rejected as being written by Paul. (7) Finally, there was a third visit to Corinth (Acts 20:2-3). Finally, (5) he wrote to warn against the evils of materialism (chap. Bookmarks. In addition, Paul was a Roman citizen, being Roman born (Acts 22:28). (4) This was then followed by a second visit to Corinth (the “painful visit,” 2 Cor. In the process of this, Paul asks Philemon to charge this to his own account. Paul’s an important character: out of the 27 books in the New Testament, Paul wrote 13. 62 NIV Study Bible Notes, Zondervan, 1985, electronic media. There is nearly universal consensus in modern New Testament scholarship on a core group of authentic Pauline epistles whose authorship is rarely contested: Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, … 1:5f.). Instead, it is to be dated during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, where he spent at least two years under house arrest (see Ac 28:16-31).58. In these verses, the great themes of the epistle are gathered together—the gospel, the power of God, salvation, everyone, who believes, righteousness from God, Jew and Gentile. Exhortation Regarding the Methods of False Teachers (2:4-5), 2. I. In other words, Galatians insists on Christian liberty from any doctrine of salvation that requires human effort in addition to divine grace. 1:16-19). Match. 1-7); (2) he sought to remind the believers of their commitment to the offering for the Christians in Judea (chaps. The Pauline epistles are the thirteen books in the New Testament traditionally attributed to, and explicitly ascribed to, Paul of Tarsus.Some consider the anonymous Epistle to the Hebrews a fourteenth Pauline epistle. For more discussion see Wallace, Exegetical Syntax, 270-78, esp. You’ll see Paul telling children to obey parents, masters to be kind to thei… The key words or concepts are “judgment,” “retribution,” and “destruction” all revolving around the return of the Lord in the day of the Lord. The Prayer That the Thessalonians Might Grow in Love (3:12), 3. Philippians 3. The major theme is summoned by James K. Lowery in the Bible Knowledge Commentary. It is contrary to the method of inspiration, as explained by Paul himself, to suppose that these crowning revelations were made apart from deep meditation, demanding quietness, and earnest seeking. 1 Thess. Chapter 2 is certainly a key chapter in the way it sets forth Christ as our example in putting others before ourselves by having the mind of Christ. 1:4]). Thus, chapters 5 and 6 show that Christians must learn to live by the power of the Spirit and that the Spirit controlled walk will manifest not the works of the flesh but rather the fruit of the Spirit. St. He was a Jew, a Pharisee (well-versed in the Old Testament),  a man of knowledge, letters, and spirit. These are common Pauline expressions, but they appear in this epistle more than in any other. 276.69, I. Salutation and Opening Greetings (1:1-4), II. As to external evidence, several church fathers (Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Clement of Alexander, and others) either quote from or use language closely resembling that found in Ephesians.53, In recent years, however, critics have turned to internal grounds to challenge this unanimous ancient tradition. 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