1 Timothy

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God’s Cure For Poverty – Part 6 – 1 Tim. 6:6-19

6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and […]

Deacons, Star Servants in the Church – Part 2. 1 Timothy 3:8-16

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Qualifications for Deacons8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, […]

Why no female pastors? – 1 Timothy 2:11-15

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11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved […]

An Easter Confession – 1 Tim 3 v 16

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Wherever God’s people have met, in whatever time and place and culture, under whatever circumstances, there are certain things they’ve always done. – Whether the early Christians met in the courts of the Jewish Temple, or in the home of a Lydia in Philippi, or underground in the catacombs of Rome while fleeing persecution – wherever Christians have met, they have always shared in certain activities: the reading and teaching of Scripture; prayer; giving; the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper (as we’ve just enjoyed); and [one other thing]…