To Timothy, my true son in the faith: Grace (spiritual blessing and favor), mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
As I urged you when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on where you are at Ephesus in order that you may warn and admonish and charge certain individuals not to teach any different doctrine,
Nor to give importance to or occupy themselves with legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God's administration and the divine training that is in faith (Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.in that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence)--
Whereas the object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere (unfeigned) faith.
But certain individuals have missed the mark on this very matter have wandered away into vain arguments and discussions and purposeless talk.
They are ambitious to be doctors of the Law (teachers of the Mosaic ritual), but they have no understanding either of the words and terms they use or of the subjects about which they make dogmatic assertions.
Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully ,
Knowing and understanding this: that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike and beat and murder fathers and strike and beat and murder mothers, for manslayers,
impure and immoral persons, those who abuse themselves with men, kidnapers, liars, perjurers--and whatever else is opposed to wholesome teaching and sound doctrine
As laid down by the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
I give thanks to Him Who has granted me strength and made me able , Christ Jesus our Lord, because He has judged and counted me faithful and trustworthy, appointing me to the ministry.
Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting , nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had acted out of ignorance in unbelief.
And the grace (unmerited favor and blessing) of our Lord flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me, accompanied by faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.
But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost , Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to those who would thereafter believe on Him for eternal life.
Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages). Amen (so be it).
This charge and admonition I commit in trust to you, Timothy, my son, Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.in accordance with prophetic intimations which I formerly received concerning you, so that inspired and aided by them you may wage the good warfare,
Holding fast to faith (Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them , some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.
Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan in order that they may be disciplined not to blaspheme.
Summary: Paul wants Timothy to confront some of the elders and leaders of the church who’ve deviated from the truth, Paul uses the language of a fight, of conflict and war, to describe the struggle that Timothy is engaged in
Summary: We give to much time to criticism and negativism. Fear will have no power unless we allow it. I can not control what happens to me, but I can control how I react. Put on your boxing gloves and prepare to fight.
Summary: What is the meaning of Christmas. We enjoy the festivities, the gift-giving, the pageants and decorations. But they veil the real meaning of Christmas. Join is Sunday as Pastor Sligh preaches on the “The True Meaning of Christmas."
Summary: No one deserves or earns salvation. It is all about God and His grace. Jesus did everything right so we could be made right. In spite of our sins, he continues to reach out to us. He continually promises to heal and help those who come to him.
Summary: A sound mind is very essential and important in living the Christian life. Right Thinking leads to Correct Living. The heart refers to our Emotions and Feelings whereas the mind refers to our Thoughts, Thinking, Imaginations, Comprehension and Logic
Summary: La gracia de Dios es eterna - La realidad es que nunca vamos a entender el amor y la gracia de Dios si no vemos el pecado en nuestras propias vidas. Si no nos vemos a nosotros mismos como pecadores.
Summary: This message reveals how seeing the Christian live as obedience to rules often makes us legalistic judgmental, and loveless like the Pharisees but love for Christ because of the grace he shows us makes us obedient because we want to please Him.
Summary: Message five in this exposition of First Timothy urges Pastors not to distort the fundamentals of the faith like godless men and not to demote them in our preaching priorities.as some godly men do.
Summary: This shows how Paul encouraged young Pastor Timothy who was apparently afraid of the responsibilities of his task. He did this by showing that he had confidence in him, as did his friends and the Lord.
Summary: Message four in this exposition of First Timothy describes the gnostic error in the early church that was distorting the New Testament faith. Preaching against them our purposes are to purify the faith and to lead false teachers to Christ
Summary: Cage fighting is a particularly gruesome way of fighting, and yet Paul used the fighting of his day (more brutal than MMA) to describe Timothy's responsibilities. What could we possibly learn from MMA that could make us better servants of Christ?
Summary: Have you ever met someone or know someone and you heard about a position they have or was offered.
And you wondered how in the world did they get that position?
They don’t seem to have any qualifications for that position!
Have you ever looked in the
mirror and the reflection told you
what you didn’t want to see?
you might be feeling one way
but when you look at yourself in the mirror
the reflection reproduces
something totally different.