Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 31, 2017: Day 12 – I Timothy 4

There are some modern day issues that Paul addresses and wants to be sure that Timothy does not overlook.  He tells Timothy to beware of those whose conscience has been seared by a hot iron, which basically means those who … Continue reading

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August 30, 2017: Day 11 – I Timothy 3

These are the verses that I use when I train officers for the church.  I like to read it and watch the faces of those chosen to see their reaction.  The list is quite intimidating because none of us actually … Continue reading

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August 29, 2017: Day 10 – I Timothy 2

Two separate topics are covered today.  The first is an appeal for prayer in the midst of a suffering and a persecution which had previously been unseen.  Do you notice for whom Paul asks that the community of Ephesus prays? … Continue reading

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August 28, 2017: Day 9 – I Timothy 1

The background to I Timothy is fascinating.  Paul left the church in Ephesus in the hands of one of his trusted workers, Timothy, thinking that he would be back and be able to teach them and provide them guidance for … Continue reading

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August 27, 2017: Day 8 – II Thessalonians 3

There is a tale that Captain John Smith when he was made leader in Jamestown told the people if you do not work, then you will not eat.  It worked, people worked and the colony began to thrive.  If you … Continue reading

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August 26, 2017: Day 7 – II Thessalonians 2

Ever since the 1st century when Nero was around Christians have labeled leaders and individuals as the “son of destruction” or the lawless one.  Another term that people have used over time, and Scripture uses this term as well, is … Continue reading

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August 25, 2017: Day 6 – II Thessalonians 1

It is thought that II Thessalonians was written just a few months after the first letter to the church in Thessalonica.  Because of the close proximity in when the letter is written, the themes doesn’t seem to change much.  Paul … Continue reading

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August 24, 2017 : Day 5 – I Thessalonians 5

Paul begins this chapter with a reminder to the community that Jesus is coming back.  But his point is less about Jesus coming back and more an encouragement for the church to be children of light so that when Jesus … Continue reading

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August 23, 2017: Day 4 – I Thessalonians 4

There are really two parts to this Scripture.  Actually, we are probably going to look at three different sections.  Let’s start with vss. 1-8.  We can call this the purity code section of this chapter.  Paul reminds the church, not … Continue reading

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August 22, 2017: Day 3 – I Thessalonians 3

There really is no doubt that Paul wanted to get back to Thessalonica as soon as he could, but he couldn’t.  So, he sent Timothy to check in on the church to see how they were doing.  Look at vs.6 … Continue reading

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