Epistles/Letters are didactic New Testament letters that work out a theological idea or application.
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The purpose and plan of the Ephesian letter are inextricably interwoven. A delineation of the plan is impossible apart from an understanding of the purpose. However, the separation of these two basic interests and the resolving of the inherent difficulties int... Read More »
An Exegetical Study of Ephesians Six (Ephesians 6:10-18) The doctrinal section of this epistle in chapters 1-3 has been followed with the practical conclusions which necessarily grow out of such truth (4:1-6:9). There is never to be any conflict or inconsisten... Read More »
Two wisdoms confront each other in First Corinthians: the “wisdom” of the world and the Wisdom of God. The one constitutes the basic problem at Corinth, the problem underlying all the problems. The other wisdom is God’s answer to the false wi... Read More »
The state of the times today calls for a number of ethical sermons every year. The time of year ought to depend on the minister’s program. Personally, I did such preaching during the months following Easter. In the harvest season (winter) we received mor... Read More »
Christian living is theology in action. The Christian life involves both belief and practice. The depth and sincerity of one’s doctrinal belief is revealed by the quality of his life. On the other hand, vital, dynamic Christian living will be rooted in a... Read More »
An understanding of historical background is essential in the interpretation of any document, biblical or otherwise. The degree of significance is determined by the extent to which the document deals with the specific problems of a particular situation. Conseq... Read More »