Let those who have believing masters not be disrespectful or scornful on the grounds that they are brothers ; rather, they should serve because those who benefit by their kindly service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these duties.
But if anyone teaches otherwise and does not Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.assent to the sound and wholesome messages of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and the teaching which is in agreement with godliness (piety toward God),
He is puffed up with pride and stupefied with conceit, woefully ignorant. He has a Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.morbid fondness for controversy and disputes and strife about words, which result in (produce) envy and jealousy, quarrels and dissension, abuse and insults and slander, and base suspicions,
And protracted wrangling and wearing discussion and perpetual friction among men who are corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, who imagine that godliness or righteousness is a Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.source of profit . From such withdraw.
godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.
For we brought nothing into the world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world;
But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied).
But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.
For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.acute pangs.
But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.
Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and you confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
In the presence of God, Who preserves alive all living things, and of Christ Jesus, Who in His testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you
To keep all His precepts unsullied and flawless, irreproachable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One),
Which will be shown forth in His own proper time by the blessed, only Sovereign (Ruler), the King of kings and the Lord of lords,
Who alone has immortality and lives in unapproachable light, Whom no man has ever seen or can see. Unto Him be honor and everlasting power and dominion. Amen (so be it).
As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for enjoyment.
to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share ,
In this way laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may grasp that which is life indeed.
O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted ! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.
by making such profession some have erred (missed the mark) as regards the faith. Grace (divine favor and blessing) be with you all! Amen (so be it).
Summary: Jesus has just said, "No one can serve two masters; you cannot serve God and money" (Luke 16:13). Then Jesus goes on to share his parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). Paul's words to Timothy (I Timothy 6:6-19) support Jesus' claim.
Summary: The pursuit of money or all the things it can buy is a problem. It shows that we are putting our faith, our sense of security and our hope for the future in material goods. Instead, we need to put our hope in God.
Summary: This is my adaptation of a sermon by Phillip Krueger, "A Changed Life Requires New Priorities", S.C. 3/14/04. While it is little changed from his sermon, I wish to share it with my few personalized redactions because this sermon has affected me personally
Summary: We are really good at accumulating stuff. But how often do our possessions begin to possess us? Jesus warns us about the dangers of greed and calls us to be more than our net worth, challenging us to invest rather in godly pursuits.
Summary: Whether poor or rich or in the middle, all of us have to determine our standard of living. So who or what is determining your standard of living? Who or what is influencing your financial decisions and the life you’re living?
Summary: The apostle Paul had something to say about that in a letter he wrote to a young preacher named Timothy. He told Timothy that we should be content with what God has given us. Happiness. Contentment.
Summary: In Acts 20:35, Paul gives a direct quote from the lips of Jesus Christ himself. Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." What does the word "blessed" mean? I think we know what it means. We say," I sure was blessed the other day.
Summary: The apostle Paul often spoke of fighting. An example of this is in our text (vs. 12). In his next book to Timothy he uses this same language and says, “I have fought a good fight…” (I think Paul loved sports.) 2 Timothy 4:7
Summary: Sometimes people think that that there is no place for talk of money from the pulpit but the Scriptures speak about money, giving and generosity from beginning to end. This message looks at thoughts on generosity from the Book.
Summary: Do we really trust in God?
Do we really trust in our money?
Do we say we believe in God and yet live as though He doesn’t exist?
Do we say we trust in God and in His security and yet live as though we trust only in money?
Summary: It Challenges teenagers not to try to fit in based on what the world thinks is cool. The 3 main points are to Flee Unrighteousness, Fight the good Fight, and We are Called. It challenges teenagers to live for God even outside of the walls of the Church.