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Guarding Our Faith and Love [1 Timothy Pt. 22]

Some people can be really hard to love! As Paul instructs Pastor Timothy to lead in the Church at Ephesus (1 Timothy 1:3), he seems to be dealing with some cranky church members who are causing disruptions there; proud people … Continue reading

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Obsessed With Disputes [1 Timothy Pt.20]

What is the most important character quality of a Christian? Humility is right at the top of the list. As the Apostle Paul moves into what we call chapter six of his first letter to Timothy he begins by giving … Continue reading

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Loving the Needy [1 Timothy Pt. 18]

How do you view those who are in need? Some of us struggle in this area. We are often naturally skeptical of people who are needy. In American culture, there are many safety nets for the poor and all of … Continue reading

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Accusations and Elders [1 Timothy Pt. 19]

Back in October of 2011, I began to cover 1 Timothy 3 where Paul gives the offices and the qualifications for those offices that God has ordained to govern the Church.  How Does the Church Relate to its Pastor? has … Continue reading

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Living What We Know [1 Timothy Pt.17]

There is a whole lot of doubt in the world about the truth of the Christian Faith. On the other hand, there are a lot of people who name the name of Christ but do not really follow the teachings … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Workout Routine [1Timothy Pt.16]

Feeling flabby? If not, by the end of the Holidays you probably will. We all know the importance of exercise in our quest to stay healthy. But have you ever considered your Christian life as exercise? The Apostle Paul uses … Continue reading

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Latter Times Falling Away [1 Timothy Pt. 15]

1 Timothy 4:1-6  “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,  2  speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot … Continue reading

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Deacons and Why Should We Obey God? [1 Timothy Pt. 14]

The Christian faith often gets a bad rap as being nothing more than a list of dos and don’ts. On the other hand, there are some who cry, “It’s not about rules. It’s about a relationship.” But you have to … Continue reading

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What is a Deacon? [1 Timothy Pt. 13]

Church leadership is of vital importance, but preaching, teaching and counseling are not the only areas of ministry. The Bible gives two primary offices for the Church. As the Apostle Paul addresses the saints in Philippi he distinguishes them. Philippians … Continue reading

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How Does the Church Relate to its Pastor? [1 Timothy Pt. 12]

How do you see your pastor? Many people see pastors as some kind of elite position in the church. Certainly, it is a calling for which men are gifted by God. But it is not a position that allows men … Continue reading

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