1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)

3:1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. In introducing this “true” or “trustworthy” saying, we have to consider aspects of the office of bishop [spiritual overseer] coming into play.  The first is that a man is desiring an office of action andContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)

2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. As Paul often does, he plays into his authority and unique position within the Body of Christ as a preacher and an apostle. These two positions shouldContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 2:1-6 (KJV)

2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God ourContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:1-6 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 1:16-20 (KJV)

1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Paul continues his form of testimony began in verse 12 with the transition term, alla. In English, “howbeit” is a very suitableContinue reading “1 Timothy 1:16-20 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 1:8-15 (KJV)

1:8-10 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of  fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers,Continue reading “1 Timothy 1:8-15 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)

1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ. An apostle (apostolos in theContinue reading “1 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)”

1 Timothy Background & Introduction

1 Timothy 6 chapters, 113 verses, and 2244 words (KJV). 1 of the 3 epistles written to local Church leaders. These are considered the “Pastoral Epistles”. They include 1 and 2 Timothy along with Titus.  This is the longest epistle to an individual person: Timothy.  Broad outline: Salutation (1:1-2) A charge (Task) to Timothy (1:3-20)Continue reading “1 Timothy Background & Introduction”

Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)

6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Finally. The word indicates that a conclusion is imminent; however, there is still something that must be addressed. ThatContinue reading “Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)”

Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)

6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Beginning chapter 6, Paul continues with very practical instruction according to the mystery of Christ.  HeContinue reading “Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)”

Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)

5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbandsContinue reading “Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)”