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We Are Family

April 6, 2009 Leave a comment

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In verses 1-2, Paul directs Timothy (and the members of his church) not to distinguish among the various gender and age groups represented, but to treat one another respectfully, as brothers and sisters and parents.

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Keep Up the Good Work

April 3, 2009 Leave a comment

In verses 13-16, Paul encourages Timothy to use his gift to continue teaching and sharing Scripture.

He also tells Timothy not to neglect his gift. This implies that it’s possible to neglect spiritual gifts.

What gift do I neglect? What gift do you neglect, dear Reader?

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Timothy’s Curriculum

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Paul suggests that Timothy base his teaching upon the content of verses 1-5.

Who picks your curriculum, dear Reader? How do you decide what to study and learn?

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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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Follow the Leader

March 28, 2009 Leave a comment

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There is no such thing as a leader in isolation.

Someone is always above the person who appears to be in charge.

In fact, when Jesus was on earth, he made it clear that he was simply fulfilling his father’s business.Related articles by Zemanta


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3:16

March 27, 2009 Leave a comment

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Jesus

  1. came to earth
  2. was fully human
  3. pleased God
  4. was seen by angels
  5. preached to the nations
  6. had people put their faith in him
  7. returned to heaven

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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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