Paul’s letter to Philemon has great practical value for us today. It teaches us about giving others second chances, the equality that believers have in Christ, and the power of the Gospel to transcend cultural and socioeconomic boundaries. In short, Paul’s postcard to Philemon reminds us about grace.
New Testament Postcards: A Study of Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude
In a world where fiction about God is presented as fact and where lies often overshadow truths, we need a fresh reminder from God’s Word to strengthen our faith. The New Testament includes four “postcards”—short but powerful books—that help us stand firm in what we believe.
The four New Testament postcards, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude, address some of the most important issues for Christians today such as forgiveness, generosity, and discernment. They also address the person, work, and supremacy of Jesus Christ. Join Chuck Swindoll in New Testament Postcards: A Study of Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude as he shares the hope-filled message of grace through Christ contained in these postcards.
Don’t allow these New Testament Postcards to get lost in the junk mail of today’s lies. This series will prepare you to better understand and live out your faith.
Just as a river without the boundaries of the shorelines can become a devastating force, love without discernment can sweep away the reality of sin and the power of grace. John’s letter to a lady and her children provides for us guidance as we seek to balance truth and love.
The best snapshot of the situation in the first-century church is in John’s third letter. We will also see a reflection of modern-day churches as we examine these 14 verses.
This single-chapter letter may provide the most dramatic depiction and denunciation of heresy in the entire Bible. It calls Christians to prepare for battle—to equip our hearts and minds with a deep knowledge of and commitment to the truth.
Unlike many today who tolerate heresy to keep the peace, Jude demonstrated clearly that the battle for truth demands our effort.
Jude also exhorted his readers to stay on target themselves, to get their act together, and to stand firm in the faith against all opposition. His message remains the same for us today as we stand for unchanging truth in a world of fiction.