Ministry

Paul Goes to Jerusalem to Meet With Church Leaders - Galatians 2:1 – 2:10 (commentary)

False teachers seemed to follow Paul everywhere he went. No sooner had he given out the gospel and people believed, than false teachers tried to discredit Paul’s message and challenge his authority. Paul’s co-workers in the Gospel were Barnabas, a circumcised Jew who was a …

Paul’s Ministry Characterized - I Thessalonians 2:5 – 2:6 (commentary)

Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica was characterized as being free of three things:It was free of flattery - Paul never tried to flatter people (v. 5). Rather than seeking something for himself he delighted in giving to others freely. It has been said that a flatterer is a person wh …

Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus - John 10:31 – 10:42 (commentary)

These Jews were angered that Christ would claim equality with the Father, and so they “took up stones to stone Him” (v. 31). Jesus asks why this good work deserves such cruel treatment (v. 32). They claimed that they did not have a problem with His works but …