3 John

Like 2 John, this letter was directed to a specific person, Gaius. It appears that this name was common in the first century, so pinpointing the man is impossible. There are several men even in the New Testament who had this name, and we cannot be sure if one of them was the intended recipient. […]

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Philippians 1

Philippians is one of the four “prison epistles,” written when Paul was under house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:30-31). Unlike Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, which do not indicate how long he had been there, Philippians seems to show that Paul thought he would be released soon (Philippians 1:19-26). Though it contains Paul’s typical mix of

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The short letter to Philemon is the most personal of all of Paul’s preserved writings. In his three decades of ministry, Paul certainly wrote many other short notes and personal letters, but God chose to keep only this one for our benefit. Although nowhere does this letter give the location of Philemon, Colossians 4:7-18 provides

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