Contributed on Apr 19, 2004
"Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task."
Paul used a very interesting phrase five times in his letters to pastors: "Here is a trustworthy saying". Keep in mind that all of God’s Word is trustworthy but Paul is using this phrase to highlight some especially significant teachings. He wants the pastors to emphasize these trusthworthy ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2004
Godliness has value for all things.
"For physical training is of some value, BUT GODLINESS HAS VALUE FOR ALL THINGS, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. THIS IS A TRUSTWORTHY SAYING that deserves full acceptance." GODLINESS HAS VALUE FOR ALL THINGS. This certiainly is a TRUSTWORTHY TRUTH. It’s ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2004
Fourth sermon in series on Paul’s trustworthy truths from his letters to pastors.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 For which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s Word is not chained. 10 Therefore I ENDURE everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2004
Behavioral guidelines for the believer for engaging a post-Christian culture in a postive manner.
Most of us know that there is currently a war raging. But what we don’t hear on the news every night is that there is a war raging on our own soil - not just halfway around the world in Afghanistan and Iraq. The war in which we are engaged is a culture war. It is a conflict to see what our ...read more