Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed byContinue reading “Do I Dare?”

2 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)

1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul’s salutation in 2 Timothy is similar yet holds stark differences from theContinue reading “2 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)”

2 Timothy Background & Introduction

2 Timothy  4 chapters, 83 verses, and 1,666 words (KJV) Written during Paul’s second imprisonment, shortly before his martyrdom. This is Paul’s last known written work. 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. Although not often categorizedContinue reading “2 Timothy Background & Introduction”

1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)

3:8-10 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The word “likewise” places deacons in aContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)”

“Grace for Grace”

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”~ John 1:16 The phrase “grace for grace” is a relatively well known phrase that has made its way into many aspects of a Christian’s life. Music, decorative signs, and T-shirts may be seen or heard in the thralls of mainstream Christian culture.  InterestinglyContinue reading ““Grace for Grace””

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)”