Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy

The Goal In The Christian Life

1 TIMOTHY 1:5 – But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. THEME OF THE DAY. THE GOAL IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. There is a chapter in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians often quoted in marriage ceremonies. It has found its way in quite a few ceremonies…

Fighting The Good Fight

1 TIMOTHY 6:12 – Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. THEME OF THE DAY. FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT. The Apostle Paul is arming a young pastor, Timothy, with words describing the reality of and effort necessary…

Christians And The Local Church

1 TIMOTHY 3:15 – I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. THEME OF THE DAY. CHRISTIANS AND THE LOCAL CHURCH. Today’s nugget is going to contain two “in your face” statements. However, let me preface them…

The Power And Influence Of Observation

1 TIMOTHY 4:12b – Set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. THEME OF THE DAY. THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF OBSERVATION. I fear we may not realize the importance of this enough. I don’t write that as a blast of criticism, but because I believe the devil, the world, and our flesh are hard…

Are You God?

1 TIMOTHY 4:12b – Set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. THEME OF THE DAY. ARE YOU GOD? It happened a few years ago but the impact on me is as fresh as if it was yesterday. He was probably eight years old. I think he was in the third grade. A family in…

Words Of Exhortation And Encouragement

1 TIMOTHY 6:11-12 – But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. THEME OF THE DAY. WORDS OF EXHORTATION AND…