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1 Timothy 2:1 – Thanksgiving

| December 7, 2016

Thanksgiving is not just a holiday, it is a word describing prayer (1 Tim.2:1). Pray a thanksgiving prayer but not just on thanksgiving. Enrich your prayer life by learning and practicing the different types of prayer. Have a thanks giving prayer life.

1 Timothy 3:8-13 – Structure

| June 14, 2016

NASB A – MALE DEACONS 8) Deacons [diakonos] likewise must be men [added] of dignity [semnos], not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9) but holding to the mystery of the faith [pistis] with a clear conscience. B – BEFORE APPOINTMENT 10) These [houtos] men [added] must also first be […]

1 Timothy 3:16 – The Mystery of Godliness is Great

| December 21, 2014

Take Omnipotence, which is all-power. Take Omniscience, which is all-knowledge. Take Omnipresence, which is all-everywhere. Now take that Omnipotence, and place it in a helpless baby. Take that Omniscience, and put into the mind that will grow in knowledge. Take the Omnipresence, and place it in an animal’s manger. Take that Omnipotence, and hang it […]

1 Corinthians 11,14; 1 Timothy 2 – Role of Women Abolished?

| August 5, 2014

What does it look like today when people misunderstand Biblical principles and concepts? Much like they would in the first century. If people misunderstand inspired comments about the coming of Christ today, they might quit their jobs and live on mountain tops. The Thessalonians misunderstood Paul and quit their jobs. If people misunderstand inspired comments […]

1 Timothy 3; Titus 1 – Checking off the list vs. Checking our understanding of the list

| May 9, 2014

The qualifications of elders is often controversial because we approach it as a cold list instead of as a life lived and learned. Let me demonstrate the difference. Must all of the elder’s children be faithful? That seems to be one of the eternal questions. First, ask yourself what is the purpose of the qualification. […]

Genesis 4:9 – Wonders From the Word – Keeping is Loving

| May 9, 2014

Cain dismissively answers God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Cain is sarcastically saying he isn’t responsible for Abel; he isn’t Abel’s baby sitter, although many years ago he might have been as the older brother. Such an attitude cautions us on how we answer and treat one another. In Iain Provan’s Seriously Dangerous Religion, he […]

1 Timothy 2:12 – Women Preachers?

| January 28, 2014

Personally, I want both men and women to be in authority over men and women in the church. I want women to be elders and preachers. I don’t like subjection theology. However….If God had wanted women to be in roles of authority over men in the church, then God would have sent Jesus as a […]

1 Timothy 1:15 – My Sin

| December 5, 2013

By saying, “My sin is not as bad as your sin,” I become self-righteous. By saying, “If you don’t condemn my sin, I won’t condemn your sin” I become self-protective. By saying, “I can live in my sin, but you can’t live in yours,” I become hypocritical. By saying, “All sin is equal so I […]

1 Timothy 1:10 – Kidnappers

| October 16, 2013

1 Timothy 1:10 lists “kidnapping” as contrary to the gospel and law. Naturally I think of stealing kids, but the word literally means “men stealer,” and therefore could be translated as “slave trader.” Yet in this same letter Paul commands slaves to regard their own masters with respect, especially believing masters (6.1-2). The gospel condemns […]

1 Timothy 1:3-11 – A PerryPhrase

| October 16, 2013

Correct and contain you know who, those who teach different doctrines, false theology posing as truth, who preach people and pedigrees, and like to ask useless questions. Not all questions are profitable. God’s plan which operates by faith is profitable. Our goal is not controversy, but love from a pure hear, a good conscience and […]