Paul's Journey Letters: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians and Romans

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InterVarsity Press, Apr 6, 2011 - Religion - 136 pages
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Feel, live, and breathe Paul's letters when you study them in the context of his life and work. These studies will guide you through Paul's first six letters, leading you through the where, when, and why they were written, leaving you a much deeper and personal understanding of what God was doing on his eventual journey to Rome. Follow the dramatic unfolding story of Paul's life through 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. He spread the gospel, guided and directed the work of local churches, and explained to the wider world who knew nothing of Jesus just who Jesus is and what he has done. The Understanding the Books of the Bible series enables groups to take a new approach to studying the Bible together. Instead of following artificial chapter and verse divisions, these study guides lead groups through whole books following their natural outlines, and pose engaging questions for discussion and personal application all along the way.
 

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SESSION 3
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CORINTHIANS
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SESSION 6
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SESSION 8
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SESSION 1
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CORINTHIANS
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The Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Smith is an author and biblical scholar who lives in East Lansing, Michigan. He served local churches for nearly twenty years in Massachusetts, Ontario and Michigan and is now a volunteer campus staff member with Graduate InterVarsity at Michigan State University. He was a consulting editor to the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the Scriptures that presents the biblical books according to their natural literary outlines, without chapters and verses. He was one of the translators for The Voice Bible. Smith has a B.A. in literature from Harvard, a master's degree in theological studies from Gordon-Conwell, and a Ph.D. in historical theology and Bible from Boston College. He has taught visiting, adjunct and extension courses at Williams College, Regent College and the Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University College). His articles have appeared in professional journals such as Novum Testamentum, New Testament Studies and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, in periodicals such as Bible Study Magazine, and on websites such as The High Calling of Our Daily Work.

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