Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy

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…

The Sin Of Discontentment

1 TIMOTHY 5:6-8 – But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. THEME OF THE DAY. THE SIN OF DISCONTENTMENT. It ranks high on sins that Christians may allow to exist in their lives.…

The Simple Life

Three of the most deceitful and soul-damaging sins we may commit are complaining, procrastination, and discontentment. Today we focus on the topic of discontentment. Here we find an attack on God’s character. Discontent says, “God, I don’t deserve this treatment and I deserve more from You than I have.” Don’t go there. We don’t want what we really deserve from God.

Remember His Mercy, Not Your Sin

1 Timothy 1:15-16 – The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal…