1 Timothy

Charge To Timothy To The Glory Of God

In English class, they teach you not to write sentences and thoughts that go on longer than they should or directions that they should not go. They call these “run-on” sentences, or in conversations, you might say that they got off on a tangent. As a parent of a child...

Sound Doctrine and True Contentment

1 Timothy 6:3-10, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy...

The Role of the Servant in Giving Honor to Their Master

1 Timothy 6:1-2, “Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.  Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are...

Concerning Widows

1 Timothy 5:19-26, “Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having...

Measuring Disunity and Modesty by the Standard of the Gospel

Measuring Disunity and Modesty by the Standard of the Gospel

I grew up in a church that handed out a modesty checklist to young girls. Some of the rules were: You can’t wear shirts with spaghetti straps unless you wear something under it or over it. You cannot wear any prints or fabrics that drew attention to your chest. Your...

A Call to Persevere in Prayer

A Call to Persevere in Prayer

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is...

Swerving From A Shipwrecked Faith

Swerving From A Shipwrecked Faith

Recently, my wife and I bought a gazebo to put outside our house. Unfortunately, it came in one of those boxes that says, “Some assembly required.” Knowing my limitations with being handy, I had hoped it would come just as it looked set up in the store! I have yet to...

Yahweh: There is None Like Him

Yahweh: There is None Like Him

1 Timothy 1:17, “To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” I love declarations in Scripture that speak to the attributes of the Lord. One such passage is 1 Timothy 1:17. In this verse, the Apostle Paul...

The Example of Paul

The Example of Paul

1 Timothy 1:12-16, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in...

The Proper Usage of the Law

The Proper Usage of the Law

1 Timothy 1:1-11, "Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia,...