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Overcoming a Double Shame

February 7th, 2016 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:16 (New Living Translation) May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains. Paul is writing about the love of a friend Onesiphorus. Paul was in prison, but his friend visited him […]

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Perhaps

January 18th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:23-26 (New Living Translation) 23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps […]

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A Special Christian for a Special Use

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:20-21 (New Living Translation) 20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil […]

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Self Discipline(?)

April 28th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Timothy 1:7 (New Living Translation) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. Christians are not to live timidly and in fear. God did not create us that way. God gave us a spirit of power love self-discipline Wait a minute, how did that […]

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A Clear Mind

January 13th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Timothy 4:5 (New Living Translation) But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. The first phrase of this verse appeals to the tough-minded thinkers. It doesn’t appeal […]

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Foolish Talk

January 6th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2 (New Living Translation) 16 – Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 23 – Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. Years ago I head an expression, “Don’t argue with dead people.” Such arguments waste time and only tend to raise […]

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Power, Love, and Self-Discipline

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

2 Timothy 1:7 (New International Version) For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. This seems like an odd trio: power, love, and self-discipline. From dictionary.com Power: ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Love: affectionate concern for the […]

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Fan into Flame

December 19th, 2009 · No Comments

2 Timothy 1:6 (New International Version) For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. What a great phrase – fan into flame. I have a confession to make, a confession of a 50-something year old man acting like […]

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Persecuted?

January 17th, 2009 · No Comments

2 Timothy 3:12 (New International Version) 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, I have been persecuted a lot in my life. It must be because of the godly life I have lived in Christ Jesus. Really? Probably not. I have met many mean people […]

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God-Breathed

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. All Scripture is God-breathed. Paul is writing about what we know as the Old Testament. Sometimes I assume that the New […]

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