Monthly Archives: March 2015

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Why would pride bring disgrace?; what is it about pride that could do that? Isn’t a little pride a good thing; don’t they say that you should have pride … Continue reading

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A Good Minister or Christ

1Timothy 4:6-10 Paul continues his personal coaching of Timothy and his ministry in this section, following on directly from the passage discussed in the last post. Verse 6 brings the two passages together seamlessly, telling Timothy that if he points … Continue reading

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Teaching what is Right

1Timothy 4:1-5 Paul moves on in chapter 4 from discussing worship in various ways to coaching Timothy concerning his ministry of service in Ephesus. This is a very interesting passage, because it is personal in a sense, and yet stands … Continue reading

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So, You want to be a Leader!

1Timothy 3 When Paul wrote this letter to Timothy, Timothy was in Ephesus dealing with false teachers and restoring order to the Macedonian churches. Unlike Titus who was sent to brand new churches, Timothy was working in established churches that … Continue reading

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Spirit of God

The Spirit of God is described in many ways in Scripture, but however it is described, it’s always there somewhere…  In Genesis, it’s spoken of this way:   n the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness … Continue reading

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Praying Boldly

How often do we pray with boldness?  No, I mean with real boldness…? Do we ask God for big things, as opposed to routine things?  Do we ask God to take the battle right to the enemy, or to win … Continue reading

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Finding Shelter

Where do we find shelter? In modern life, people seek shelter and refuge in many places, for instance many seek it in money and possessions.  Others might seek it in a relationship with a loved one, while others might seek … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Worship: Men and Women

1Timothy 2:8-15 Paul is moving from his discussion of prayer in the worship assembly to the role of men and women in the worship assembly in these verses. Before we begin, let’s be reminded that he is still speaking within … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Worship: Prayer

1Timothy 2:1-7 Paul has given Timothy a charge: Deal with those false teachers. He discussed how he was among the worst of sinners, but that Christ saved him, and so Timothy should deal with false teachers and their followers carefully … Continue reading

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Proverbs 10:19

Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. Teenagers never cease to amaze me; they think they can talk their way out of anything. OK, maybe I’m only thinking about my kids, I’m sure there … Continue reading

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