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)”

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)”

The Immutable Infinite

Many Christians are familiar with Jesus’s assertion to be the “Alpha and Omega.” Alpha and Omega being the beginning and end of the Greek alphabet. It is a powerful declaration that promotes many of the incommunicable attributes of God. Some of these attributes that we can observe at face value is God’s immutability and HisContinue reading “The Immutable Infinite”

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)”

“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””