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  • December 21 – Your Redemption Payment

    Reading 1 Pet. 1:1-5:14 Devotional The apostle Peter wrote two letters which are included in the New Testament. Peter is believed to have died in 64 A.D., which would mean that his two letters were written sometime before then. Peter was familiar with Paul’s writings and Peter’s first letter is addressed to GOD’s elect scattered…

  • December 20 – Letters from James and Jude

    Reading James 1:1-5:20 Jude 1-25 Devotional At the same time Paul and other apostles are working to spread the gospel, other important leaders within the church are also working and writing. Two of these men are James and Jude. These men are generally believed to be the James and Jude who were brothers of Jesus,…

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • December 18 – The Kindness of GOD

    Reading Titus 1:1-3:15 Devotional During his post-house arrest travels, Paul left Titus on the island of Crete for the purpose of correcting problems within the church there and appointing elders in every town. Titus has been a long-time partner with Paul in the kingdom. There is a lot of similarity between Paul’s instructions to Timothy…

  • December 17 – Pursue Godliness, Don’t Love Money

    Reading 1 Tim. 1:1-6:21 Devotional Apparently, after two years in house arrest, Paul was released. The Scriptures don’t record the details, but the early part of Paul’s first letter to Timothy indicates that Paul has traveled back to the Macedonia region, and has left Timothy in Ephesus, which is where Paul sends the letter known…

  • December 16 – Philippians: Always Rejoice

    Reading Phil. 1:1-4:23 Devotional The fourth letter that Paul wrote while under house arrest in Rome was to the Christians in Philippi. The Philippians were one of the first congregations that Paul started when he preached the gospel there in the region of Macedonia. The Philippians had contributed money and other supplies to Paul’s needs…

  • December 15 – Ephesians: Relationships and Armor

    Reading Eph. 1:1-6:24 Devotional The third of four prison letters written by Paul while he was under house arrest in Rome is Ephesians. Some manuscripts do not specify that the letter was sent to the Ephesians, but there is significant evidence to suggest that it was to the Christians in Ephesus that Paul was writing.…

  • December 13 – Paul Travels to Rome

    Reading Acts 27:1-28:31 Devotional Around 60 A.D., the time arrived for Paul to be taken to Rome so that he might stand trial before Caesar. A centurion named Julius was given the mission of escorting Paul safely to Rome. Luke and Aristarchus, a Christian from Thessalonica, traveled with Paul. They traveled safely along the first…

  • December 12 – Paul before Felix, Festus and Agrippa

    Reading Acts 24:1-26:32 Devotional Now in custody of the Roman governor Felix, Paul defended himself against accusations by the chief priests, elders and teachers of the Law. Felix was very familiar with Christianity, referred to in the text as “the Way,” and he ordered Paul kept in prison for two years. Thankfully, Paul was allowed…

  • December 11 – Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

    Reading Acts 21:17-23:35 Devotional When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, in the spring of 58 A.D., he was greeted warmly. The following day he went to see James, the brother of Jesus, and the elders. Paul reported to them all of the things GOD had done among the Gentiles through their ministry. They praised GOD at…