Order of Paul's Epistles

(2 Timothy 3:16 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Have you ever NOTICED THE "ORDER" of the words in II Timothy 3:16 in RELATION to Paul's epistles?

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is PROFITABLE:

  1. for DOCTRINE
  2. for REPROOF
  3. for CORRECTION
  4. for INSTRUCTION in righteousness

Now look at the how Paul's Epistles are placed in the Bible:

  • Romans ----doctrine
  • 1 and 2 Corinthians ---- reproof
  • Galatians ---- correction
  • Ephesians ---- doctrine
  • Philippians ---- reproof
  • Colossians ---- correction
  • 1 and 2 Thessalonians ---- doctrine
  • 1 and 2 Timothy ---- instruction
  • Titus and Philemon ---- instruction

We can also look at the order of Paul's Epistles as "milk to meat" with the basic information given first and then each book after adds to the previous knowledge given.

Yet another way:

Cross

  • Romans
  • Corinthians
  • Galatians

(Faith)

Church

  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians

(Love)

Coming

  • Thessalonians


(Hope)

Congregation

  • Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon

(Fellowship)

   

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