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 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 Background & Introduction

1 Timothy 6 chapters, 113 verses, and 2244 words (KJV). 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.  This is the longest epistle to an individual person: Timothy.  Broad outline: Salutation (1:1-2) A charge (Task) to Timothy (1:3-20)Continue reading “1 Timothy Background & Introduction”

Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)

6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Beginning chapter 6, Paul continues with very practical instruction according to the mystery of Christ.  HeContinue reading “Ephesians 6:1-9 (KJV)”

Deliver Me!

Protection.  What comes to mind when you hear the word? A shield? Armor perhaps? These are just a couple of cliches. For Christians, often we claim God as our fortress, shield, strength, high tower, and our deliverer (Psalm 18:2).  Paul regarded God as his deliverer in 2 Timothy 4:18.  Paul states, “And the Lord shallContinue reading “Deliver Me!”

Ephesians 4:17-24

4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling haveContinue reading “Ephesians 4:17-24”