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”

Abner and the Discerning Journey

Following the holiday season, people need many things. Practically, two that come to mind immediately are money and more sleep.  But beyond the practicalities there is so much more that we need! In the infamous work Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, we are reassured,  “You are human and fallible.” Throughout the holidays and the ChristmasContinue reading “Abner and the Discerning Journey”

1 Timothy 6:1-10 (KJV)

6:1-2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved,Continue reading “1 Timothy 6:1-10 (KJV)”

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 4:7-16 (KJV)

4:7-9 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. There is a compellingContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)”

Serve to Lead!

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford How does this resonate with you? Does it sound… wrong? It may be worth noting that sometimes leadership requires a person to expel their view of authority in a position to wear the true fabric of a leader.  AContinue reading “Serve to Lead!”

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!”

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 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)”