Philippians 1:23 – I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; In this study, we will focus on the first of Paul’s heart – on death – and ponder about Paul’s declaration that death is a situation that is better by far.
Acts 21:13 – Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” In this study, we will examine the heart of Paul for his brothers and sisters, and the heart of Paul for Jesus.
Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! In this study, let us pay special attention to how Paul was able to be jubilant even in his unusual circumstances.
Zechariah 9:12 – Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. In this study, we will briefly examine the two possible interpretations of ‘prisoners of hope’, and how we can take heart in being prisoners of hope.
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. This verse is taken from Paul’s last letter before his death, addressed to Timothy during Paul’s second imprisonment in Rome, and in this study we will examine what it means to fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.