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2 Timothy 3:14-17 – Keep On Studying

| February 3, 2017

Here’s a good exercise to keep you studying: 1) Get a piece of paper and pen; 2) Write down all the things that are wrong that you believe; 3) After you figure out it is impossible to know what you don’t know, you now have a reminder to keep learning. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (HCSB) (14) But […]

2 Timothy 1:13 – Changing the Church Standard

| December 7, 2016

I like County Music. I don’t like what is dominating Country Music today called Bro Country. It’s stale in theme and rhythm, and more Rock even than Pop. Its Fans say Country Music has never been more popular and is reaching new audiences. Old fogies and purists counter saying it isn’t Country. And even though […]

2 Timothy 1 – Timothy as Moses

| May 16, 2014

In 2 Timothy 1 we find Paul telling Timothy not to be afraid of his friend’s chains, nor to be ashamed of the testimony about the Lord. The gospel teaches this in Jesus, but also the gospel as found in the Old Testament taught to Timothy by his mother and grandmother (3:14-15). Timothy is to […]

2 Timothy 3:16-4:4 – Attitudes in Studying

| December 24, 2012

When coming to conclusions about the Bible seemingly no one else has, which one are you: 1) honest; 2) delusional; 3) selfishly sinful; 4) ignorant; 5) still studying. This is a question I have to continually ask myself. Number 5 should always be true even if we conclude honestly (#1) what we have not previously believed […]

Perryism – If we applied the qualifications for preachers (2 Tim.2:14-16,22-25) as seriously as those for elders (1 Tim.3), we’d have fewer preachers and better churches.

| October 29, 2012

2 Timothy 2:24 – The Sky Is Blue

| January 8, 2012

“The sky is blue.” Seeing that, what would your reactions be? No doubt you know someone who, if you said, “The sky is blue” would start an argument. Many months I wrote in a particular forum, “the sky is blue” with no other comments or explanation. Some were confused, but others understood the point. It […]

John 11 – The Death of a Loved One – The Opportunities of Pain (Sermon)

| April 18, 2010

The below account is courtesy of Robert Turner: This story came right out of the heart of my native Kentucky, and I may have scooped Joe Creason with it. A well-known preacher of the past generation was hurriedly called to preach the funeral of one of two brothers. He had known the two men well […]

2 Timothy 3:16 – Quotes About Studying the Bible

| February 26, 2010

The Holy Book of the living God suffers more from its exponents today than from its opponents. -Leonard Ravenhill It will greatly help you to understand scripture if you note – not only what is spoken and written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with […]

2 Timothy 1:13 – Improving Spelling and Improving Churches

| December 7, 2009

            Anyone familiar with the English language knows what a mixed up language it is.  The reason is both historical and linguistic.  Historically we are a nation built upon immigration.  Linguisticly American-English absorbed and continues to absorb words from a variety of languages, melting them into an American alphabet soup.  American-English is not a pure […]

Epistles of Paul – Paul’s Writing Style

| October 7, 2009

Paul’s Writing Style (James MacKnight, MacKnight on the Epistles, pp.26-27) 1.         “In the first place, a concise unadorned style in preaching and writing, though accompanied with some obscurity, was, in the apostle’s situation, preferable to the clear and elegant manner of writing practiced by the Grecian orators… (1 Corinthians 1:17; 2:4).” 2.         “In the […]