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)”

The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a varietyContinue reading “The Fountainhead”

Soul! F.M.

Have you ever been driving and while flipping through radio stations, found that there was nothing good to hear? I do not mean nothing good as in positive, I mean there is just nothing worthwhile to listen to. If yes, as most have had this happen, what station do you eventually give up and stopContinue reading “Soul! F.M.”

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)”

Jesus Loves the Little Children

The world is a dark place with this darkness seemingly evolving each day.  Although we know that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, it often seems as if the battleground for between darkness and light rests upon the shoulders of children. The battleground for contrasting ideologies erupts within the desks of young ones. Continue reading “Jesus Loves the Little Children”

I’m Just Shy…

Have any of you ever felt a sense of apprehension or nervousness when approaching people? I can testify that I have (and do) quite often.  Many people are familiar with shyness. One of the biggest first decisions of my life was originally hindered by being shy.  In early high school, I was young and inContinue reading “I’m Just Shy…”

1 Timothy 4:1-6 (KJV)

4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received withContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:1-6 (KJV)”

A Simple and Ordinary Life

“Ivan Ilych’s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.” Some may recognize this quote as a Leo Tolstoy construction from his work, The Death of Ivan Ilych. This novella presented an allegorical confrontation of death and the fear of thereof.  Infamous religious skeptic, Cesare Borgia, exclaimed as his life slippedContinue reading “A Simple and Ordinary Life”

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)”

Say His Name

Within the Bible, God is known by nearly 300 different titles! Is this surprising to you? It shouldn’t be. Considering how magnificent, Holy, and righteous our God is, it would make sense that humanity is not capable of singling out a title. Or that God simply offers humanity one dimensional aspect of Himself within HisContinue reading “Say His Name”