Contributed on Dec 20, 2020
Imprisoned and facing death, the aged warrior for Christ, the apostle Paul, presents his final instructions and counsel to the young pastor from Ephesus, his "son in the faith", Timothy.
This second letter to Timothy is considered to be the last writing of the apostle Paul, composed around 67 A.D., from the confinement of Rome's infamous Mamertine Prison. He had been placed under arrest for the preaching of the Gospel and no doubt accused of insurrection for preaching that ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2020
In his final letter, Paul gives his "son in the faith" Timothy a series of charges to ensure that his ministry in Ephesus will be firmly grounded on Jesus Christ and to never bow to the pressures brought on by the world.
My calling to the Lord's service occurred at the same time I gave my life to Him in December of 1975 while I was in high school. Like a lot of new believers, I was ready to share my newfound faith with anybody who would stop to pay attention. I wish I could tell you that my journey with the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2020
We cannot and should not ever allow the distractions and babble of the world to keep us from the sacred duty of proclaiming the eternal gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified and risen.
I probably need to take some of you back to school to teach you about a virtue that too many of us, regardless of occupation or interest, have either neglected, abandoned, or thought to be irrelevant. That virtue is known as "diligence" It means to be steady in one's application ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2020
The man of God is to not follow trends, fads, feelings, what people would like to hear, or preach messages that make them feel "good", but instead preach the Gospel without compromise or apology and to stay committed no matter what happens.
The previous message based on 2 Timothy began with the definition of diligence. It means being constant in your efforts, finish what you started, stay committed to the task and not quit or become distracted. Preparation and thought are a part of this process. Never start anything without going ...read more
Contributed on Dec 24, 2020
The Bible says that both people and society will grow more wicked as the time approaches for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The preacher is to face this with the soul-convicting, life transforming power of the Word and Spirit, no matter the cost.
Anyone who makes the ridiculous statement that the Bible is merely a human book, and nothing more than a collection of inspiring stories has let others do their thinking for them, mimicking someone else's skepticism, or have claimed to have read it to end up condemning what it says about the ...read more