There is treasure hidden in Paul’s thirteen letters, but the path to find it is not obvious. Here is a tip: in the Bible, Paul’s letters are not sequenced in chronological order. Paul wrote his letters within the two decades of 48 AD to 68 AD. His thirteen generally accepted letters are arranged in the New Testament in two blocks: the nine written to churches, then the four written to individuals. The nine written to churches are generally placed in order by length.
Eunice, Timothy's mother, explains why circumcision was so abhorrent to the ancient Greeks. She explains why the Judaizers were such a problem to new believers, and talks about the first two chapters of Galatians.
Jason was one of the first converts to Christianity in Thessalonica. He explains some of the difficulties of becoming a Christian, and reveals the reasons why Paul wrote some portions of Second Thessalonians.
Aquila and Priscilla helped Paul establish churches in Corinth, Ephesus, and Rome. They explain why the church in Corinth had so many problems and how Paul addressed some of those problems in First Corinthians 1-7.
Sosthenes was probably the leader of the synagogue at Corinth that opposed Paul. He converted to Christianity and served Paul in establishing churches. With his familiarity of the church at Corinth, explains the last half of the letter known as First Corinthians.
Titus was Paul's first assistant, and served Paul during most of his ministry. He was instrumental in Paul's dealings and communications with the problematic Corinthian church. He explains key portions of Second Corinthians.
Tychicus was one of Paul's special helpers. He delivered several of Paul's letters, including Ephesisans. He explains that this letter was written to the entire church in Ephesus, and talks about several key portions of the letter.
Paul explains why he sent one of his assistants, Onesimus, back to his former owner named Philemon. He sent a special letter to Philemon explaining how he wants Philemon to react. That letter is known as the book of Philemon.
An elder of the church at Crete tells of the letter written by Paul to Titus, while Titus was tasked with helping the church there. That letter is known as Titus. This letter contains information that is very useful for modern churches and their leaders.