Chapter Guides

  • Acts 18 Commentary: Paul’s Ministry in Corinth and Growing the Early Church

    Acts 18 Commentary: Paul’s Ministry in Corinth and Growing the Early Church

    Acts 18 is an important chapter in the Book of Acts, as it covers Paul’s ministry during his second missionary journey and the beginning of his third. It details his time in Corinth, the arrival of Aquila and Priscilla, and the growth of the early church. Paul’s Arrival in Corinth, Acts 18:1-4 After debating with…

  • Acts 6 Commentary: Understanding the Early Church and the First Christian Martyr

    Acts 6 Commentary: Understanding the Early Church and the First Christian Martyr

    Acts 6 Commentary Acts 6 marks an important point in the church’s early history, introducing the first Christian martyr and the beginning of a real persecution against the church. To set the stage: With thousands of men, women, and children following Jesus (Acts 4:4; 5:14), the Jewish leadership has taken notice. They arrest the apostles,…

  • 1 Peter 5, Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus

    1 Peter 5, Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus

    In this chapter summary, we will discuss the significance of this chapter and what it means for us today.  How would you caption the chapter? Peter offers a word of encouragement to Christians who are facing trials and suffering. He gives instructions to both the elders and the younger generation, encouraging them to be the…

  • 1 Peter 1, A Living Hope in our Lord Jesus Christ

    1 Peter 1, A Living Hope in our Lord Jesus Christ

    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:Grace and peace be yours in abundance. 1 Peter 1:1-2, NIV In this chapter summary,…

  • John 2 (The Wedding at Cana), Jesus’ First Miracle

    John 2 (The Wedding at Cana), Jesus’ First Miracle

    On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” John 2:1-3, ESV In the second chapter of the Gospel…