6. Early Church Letters
The Gift of Righteousness
Doctrine and Behavior.
Divisions, Sexual misconduct, Questions.
Paul's character, Collection for the saints, Paul's credentials.
The Gospel of Grace
Biographical explanation, Doctrinal exposition, Practical application.
The Church Body
Christian privileges and responsibilities.
Joy in the Midst of Trouble
Afflictions, Humility, Knowledge, Peace.
Christ is Supreme
What Christ did for us, What Christ does thru us.
Thessalonians history, Looking to the future.
Comfort and Correction
Persecutions, the Day of the Lord, Exhortations.
False doctrine, Proper worship, False teachers, Duties to others, Proper motives.
Persevere in present testings, Persevere in future testings.
Running the Church
Appoint elders, Set things in order.
Return of a Slave
A Prayer, a Petition, a Promise.
The Superiority of Christ
Superiority of Christ's person, Superiority of Christ's work, the Christian walk.
The Development, Works, and Power of Faith.
Response to Suffering
Holiness, Harmony, Humility
Problems with Defectors
Holiness, Heresy, Hope.
Basis of fellowship, Behavior of fellowship.
Walking in Truth
Practice the truth, Protect the truth.
Gratitude to Gaius, Dangers of Diotrephes.
Contend for the Faith
Description of false teachers, Defense against false teachers.
The Culmination of History
Jesus, Seven churches, Seals, Trumpets, Bowls, the Millennium, the Final State.
Letters written by leaders of the early church, including the book of Revelation. Except for Revelation, the titles are based on either the author or the people addressed. Each title above will lead to more detail on that book.
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Updated March 2012