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Promise’s Primacy

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

In verses 17-18, Paul explains that the Law of Moses was introduced long after God first made his unconditional promise with Abraham.

I wonder why older things hold special places of honor in the Bible.

The commentary on Galatians 3 helped me understand these verses better.

We Meet Timothy

April 27, 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary Volume 2: New Testament, we first meet Timothy in Acts 16:1-3, part of Paul’s second missionary journey.

It is believed that Timothy first came to faith as a result of Paul’s preaching on his first missionary journey, just two years before Paul recruits him.

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So You Want To Be a Pastor?

March 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Symbols of ChristianityImage by JL Outdoor Photography via Flickr

This epistle is written as a primer and encouragement to Timothy, a young pastor and friend to Paul.

Here’s a brief outline:

  1. Be careful of false teachings
  2. I, Paul, am a positive model
  3. Pray lots
  4. Paul’s thoughts on women
  5. Elders and deacons
  6. Living like a pastor
  7. Caring for widows
  8. Concluding advice
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