Thus far our Bible Reading Project has led us through the books of Proverbs (January) and Acts (February). Now that a new month is here, we’re eager to continue our study of God’s Holy Word by reading a new set of books.
Since our reading of the Book of Acts gave us a thorough understanding of Paul’s life and his amazing missionary journeys, we are now equipped to study the letters Paul wrote to the churches during his imprisonment.
This month, we’ll be reading through seven (yes, seven!) books of the Bible. Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I Timothy, II Timothy, and Philemon are often referred to as the Pauline epistles.
Synopsis: Though Paul was imprisoned many times, his ministry did not cease. He used his time behind bars to teach others about Jesus, to pray, and to write letters to churches in cities he had visited. Paul wrote these epistles or letters to encourage and sometimes admonish these relatively new Christian churches.
Audience: The letters are written to the churches of Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, and Colossae. I and II Timothy are addressed to Timothy, a young pastor and a good friend of Paul. Philemon is written to the owner of the slave, Onesimus who served in the city of Cololssae.
If you’d like to learn more about Paul’s prison epistles, check out this great educational video. (The reading schedule can be found below the video.)
|March 1: Galatians 1||March 9: Ephesians 3||March 17: Colossians 1||March 25: I Timothy 5|
|March 2: Galatians 2||March 10: Ephesians 4||March 18: Colossians 2||March 26: I Timothy 6|
|March 3: Galatians 3||March 11: Ephesians 5||March 19: Colossians 3||March 27: II Timothy 1|
|March 4: Galatians 4||March 12: Ephesians 6||March 20: Colossians 4||March 28: II Timothy 2|
|March 5: Galatians 5||March 13: Philippians 1||March 21: I Timothy 1||March 29: II Timothy 3|
|March 6: Galatians 6||March 14: Philippians 2||March 22: I Timothy 2||March 30: II Timothy 4|
|March 7: Ephesians 1||March 15: Philippians 3||March 23: I Timothy 3||March 31: Philemon|
|March 8: Ephesians 2||March 16: Philippians 4||March 24: I Timothy 4|
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