Hannah Thacher

2 Peter 1

2 Peter Preview This letter, a follow up to 1 Peter, was intended for the same audience as Peter’s first letter to a network of churches. Scholars believe that this letter came soon after Peter’s first one was written, but why was it needed? In addition to needing a message of hope in the midst …

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1 Peter 1

1 Peter Preview This letter from Peter was written to Christians (both Jews and Gentiles) scattered across Asia Minor roughly thirty years after the resurrection of Jesus. Think about all that Peter had seen! He had left everything behind to follow Jesus as a disciple. He had denied him three times. He had spoken boldly …

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Jude 1

Read Jude 1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People 3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation …

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2 Kings 4

Read 2 Kings 4 The Widow’s Olive Oil 4 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I …

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2 Kings 1

2 Kings Preview As a reminder, 1 & 2 Kings (much like its historical predecessor 1 & 2 Samuel) were originally one long book, later divided into two separate parts. While the author of this book is unknown, some scholars have guessed Ezra, Ezekiel, or Jeremiah as the potential author. Because it was compiled over …

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1 Kings 1

1 Kings Preview 1 & 2 Kings (much like its historical predecessor 1 & 2 Samuel) were originally one long book, later divided into two separate parts. While the author of this book is unknown, some scholars have guessed Ezra, Ezekiel, or Jeremiah as the potential author. Because it was compiled over a period of …

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Philemon 1

Read Philemon 1 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— 2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving and Prayer 4 I always thank …

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Colossians 1

Colossians Preview The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church in Colossae (a city and a church he had never been to) while he sat in a Roman prison around 60-61 AD. Why would Paul write a letter to a group of relative strangers? As we’ll read in this book, he was concerned based …

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Lamentations 1

Lamentations Preview Jeremiah, also known as the weeping prophet, is the likely author of Lamentations. He wrote this sorrowful compilation of poems after Jerusalem fell into the hands of the Babylonians (likely around 585 B.C.). Jeremiah served as a prophet to the people of Israel, boldly warning them about the destruction that was to come …

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