Second Reading

three races of women representing the holy trinity
Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

First-century writers were not thinking in terms that would occupy [...]

mural with focus on the ascension
Commentary on Ephesians 1:15-23

The earlier preaching studies for this passage gathered here in [...]

Hands touching in front of setting sun
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

The more I read the letters to the Corinthians, the [...]

a look into the
Commentary on 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

In 1 Peter 4-5, the apostle continues to care for [...]

stained glass artwork of Jesus with His arms outstretched
Commentary on 1 Peter 3:13-22

The contemporary church can often be quick to apologize on behalf of the gospel but [...]

a stand alone rock near a body of water
Commentary on 1 Peter 2:2-10

When 1 Peter turns from its extended introduction (1:3-12) to the body of the letter, [...]

a metal gate opening to a wheat field at sunset
Commentary on 1 Peter 2:19-25

“It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while [...]

Girl on someone's shoulders uses fingers as play binoculars
Commentary on 1 Peter 1:3-9

These verses are part of this letter’s opening section (1:1-12). 1 Peter 1:1-2 is the [...]

dirt road in a desert
Commentary on 1 Peter 1:17-23

In this letter’s opening (1 Peter 1:1-12), the author has focused the audience’s attention on [...]

Sunlight streaming through green leafy forest
Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4

It’s Easter Sunday and you get to choose from: a) [...]