2 Timothy, Lesson 4: Persevere

Last week, we explored the relationship between Paul and Onesiphorus, how Onesiphorus helped Paul in prison when others had abandoned him, and how Paul prayed for Onesiphorus after he had most likely died.   Paul now continues to encourage Timothy to be faithful in what God had given him to do.   Persevere in Suffering to […]

1 Corinthians 10:6-13: Take Heed, Lest You Fall

In our culture today, many may take offense at the confession of sins in a Lutheran service. But, that confession of sin, as distasteful as it may be, does teach us a valuable truth. It tells us that “if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.” And it even teaches us to confess […]

The Didache, Lesson 10: Staying Faithful

After describing the way of death, the Didache tells those being instructed not to be led astray, which leads one into the way of death.  6.1   Take care that no one leads you astray from the Way of the teaching [didache], since he is teaching you apart from God. Jeremiah 23:32: “‘Indeed, I am against […]