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Outline of 1 Timothy 4

March 29, 2009 Leave a comment

  1. Teach only what the Spirit teaches you
  2. Spiritual health is even more important than physical health
  3. Timothy, remember and apply your special spiritual gift
  4. Reminder: teach the truth of the Spirit
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Why Write?

March 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Paul would rather visit Timothy in person, but he may be delayed.

Writing is another way to share truth about the Christian life.

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Qualifications of an Overseer (Elder)

March 24, 2009 1 comment

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Worthy goal
  1. Above reproach
  2. Monogamous
  3. Temperate
  4. Prudent
  5. Respectable
  6. Hospitable
  7. Able to teach
  8. Not a lush
  9. Gentle
  10. Peaceable
  11. Not in love with money
  12. Manages household well
  13. Children are well-behaved
    1. Leadership starts in the home, not the church
  14. Experienced Christian
    1. Not conceited
    2. Avoid devil’s condemnation
  15. Good secular reputation
    1. Not fall into reproach
    2. Avoid the snare of the devil
Based upon the NASV

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Outline of 1 Timothy 3

March 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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1 Corinthians 14:39

March 20, 2009 Leave a comment

In this verse, Paul explicitly forbids the Corinthian church to forbid speaking in tongues.

However, in today’s culture, very conservative churches forbid speaking in tongues.

Why do we take the message that women should keep silent in churches more seriously than Paul’s teaching on tongues?

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Check out Mart De Haan’s Post

March 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Fight the Good Fight

March 14, 2009 Leave a comment

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Living the Christian life is not all about functionalism. Sociology‘s conflict theories have value in helping a Christian interpret the world’s events, too.

Paul reminds Timothy to “fight the good fight” against Hymenaeus and Alexander.

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