1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)

5:14-16 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieveContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)

5:1-3 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed. Chapter 5 and 6 are a shift from qualifications of Christian leadership and more so towards pressing matters within theContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)”

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)”

Bless Their Heart!

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you ~ Luke 6:28 Jesus in His Earthly ministry had a way of pointing out the conduct expected within the Kingdom program. Here in Luke 6:28, Jesus teaches a principle that, in a simpler form, is well known.  The Jewish population knew wellContinue reading “Bless Their Heart!”

Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)

3:1-2 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward This chapter division begins by Paul addressing the cause (reasoning) behind his message.  He says “For this cause”, after chapter 2 ends withContinue reading “Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)”