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Missing the Whole Point

April 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

1 Timothy 1:6 (New Living Translation) But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. What was the point? See yesterday’s post. Today…people have turned away from love and put all their energies into meaningless discussions. “Let’s try to figure out what […]

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The Purpose of Paul’s Instruction

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

1 Timothy 1:5 (New Living Translation) The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. Paul writes a letter of encouragement and instruction to Timothy. The purpose of the letter is simple, well, maybe not simple, but Paul […]

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Not for Those Who do What is Right

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Timothy 1:9 (New Living Translation) For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. Righteous persons—those who […]

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Household vs. House

September 28th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Timothy 3:14-15 (New Living Translation) 14 I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon, 15 so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the […]

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Tranquil and Quiet, Godliness and Dignity

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) 1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. I am concentrating on the last […]

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