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2022-05-07 | A Form of Godliness | I Timothy 3:1-9

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2022-05-07 | A Form of Godliness | I Timothy 3:1-9Pay Attention!
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.” II Timothy 3:1-9 NKJV

2022-04-30 | Disciples Making Disciples – Part II | II Timothy 2:1-26

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2022-04-30 | Disciples Making Disciples - Part II | II Timothy 2:1-26Spiritual Order
“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.” II Timothy 2:1-7 NKJV

2022-04-24 | Disciples Making Disciples – Part I | II Timothy 2:1-26

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2022-04-24 | Disciples Making Disciples - Part I | II Timothy 2:1-26Spiritual Order
“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.” II Timothy 2:1-7 NKJV

2022-04-09 | Power, Love & a Sound Mind | II Timothy 1:1-18

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Stir Up the Gift
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:1-7 NKJV

2022-04-02 | Godliness with Contentment | I Timothy 6:1-21

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Bondservants
“Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.” I Timothy 6:1-5 NKJV

2022-03-26 | Double Honor | I Timothy 5:1-25

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The Family of Faith
When you became a Christian you became part of a much larger family and that is how you must see life now. Sure you have your blood relatives, but the body of Christ is now also part of your family. When you consider those around you as such, it places a purity safety net under your walk with God. If you treat your fellow Christians as such, it is less likely you will cross the line of disrespect or indiscretion. Think about it like this…that young lady is my very own blood sister. What I would not do to or say to my sister, I should not do to her.

Widows
“Honor widows who are really widows. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God. Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. And these things command, that they may be blameless. But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man, well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work. But refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry, having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith. And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after Satan. If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows.” I Timothy 5:3-16 NKJV

“Honor widows who are really widows. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.” I Timothy 5:3-4 NKJV

Obligation to parents and grandparents…
God’s plan for long-term care starts in the home. Paul teaches us this by introducing the idea of repaying your parents and grandparents for all they have done for you. And it must start there. Of course, there are many factors that may make this impossible and there are provisions for those situations, but it must start with the blood family taking care of their own elderly grandparents and parents when the need arises.

Paul calls this honor. Reverence begins in the home. Don’t be so concerned about how godly and holy you appear to the outside world. Your immediately family should witness those traits first, and if they don’t, then it’s all a big show.

Paul also uses a curious phrase “really a widow” indicating that it is not enough to have lost a spouse to be considered as a parent or grandparent in need of provision. There are other practical considerations to be evaluated as we will see.

“Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. And these things command, that they may be blameless.” I Timothy 5:5-7 NKJV

Left Alone
Obviously there are times when a real widow (parameters coming soon) has no one to provide for her. Paul’s instructions for her is to get down on your knees day and night and make your needs known God. Then relax and trust that God has a good plan for you. Widows whooping it up!

However, a woman who has lost her spouse, who then turns to the pleasures of the world for her refuge is not to be honored or provided for. She should be corrected and guided back to godly decision-making. If she refuses, she should be considered as if dead already.

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