Second Reading

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Commentary on Ephesians 1:15-23

Like Alice through the looking glass, the perspective of the [...]

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Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

There’s an important detail about 1 Thessalonians that every reader [...]

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Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

Although there are links between these three verses and the previous section, it is unclear [...]

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Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

There’s an important detail about 1 Thessalonians that every reader [...]

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Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

There’s an important detail about 1 Thessalonians that every reader [...]

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Commentary on Romans 3:19-28

This text for Reformation Sunday is at the core of Protestant soteriology, yet it is [...]

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Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

1 Thessalonians 2:1–8 continues the extended thanksgiving that Paul begins [...]

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Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

For clear and responsible interpretation of a written work, it [...]

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Commentary on Philippians 4:1-9

The beautiful, poetic language of Philippians 4:4-9 has become a [...]

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Commentary on Philippians 3:4b-14

Today’s reading follows Paul’s heated condemnation of evangelists who had [...]