March 18, 2018

"A Godly Pursuit"  1 Timothy 6:11-16

In this passage of scripture, and to the rest of this letter, we find Paul giving his last words of encouragement to Timothy.  In these verses, Paul goes down a list that are words to lift up Timothy in his walk with Christ and in his position as pastor of the church at Ephesus.  We all need to be given words that help us keep going when we face trials and problems this world brings.  Let Paul's words of encouragement to Timothy bring you encouragement in your Christian life, to be more sure of who you are in Christ and to be faithful in the ministry you have been given.

February 18, 2018

"Improper Motive"  1 Timothy 6:3-5

Once again Paul returns to false teachers of his day.  Here he gives another indictment concerning the false teachers.  He lets us know that their reason for such teachings is to bring chaos into the church, to cause problems.  His condemnation is very direct and lets them, and us know they are full of pride plus they actually know nothing.  The reason this is true, is to be able to instruct someone on spiritual matters they need to be spiritually alive, and someone not born again, born spiritually, has no ability to see the scriptures or the world from a Godly view-point.  Let us be encouraged to be men and women who know that we know Jesus as Savior and are growing in the truth of God's Word.