Jesus’s Currency

Fat Joe~ “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.” No, I am not promoting the philosophy and ethics of rapper Fat Joe, but in passing I once heard this quote. I can affirm however that this quote reflects culture and society briefly with one short sentence.  This is the way the world operates- Supply and demand. Continue reading “Jesus’s Currency”

2 Timothy 1:8-18 (KJV)

1:8-10 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purposeContinue reading “2 Timothy 1:8-18 (KJV)”

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”

Word of the Day

Would you like to widen your vocabulary?  Maybe impress your friends a bit with a new, intelligent sounding, and profound word? Try this one: Gainsaying.  It is a good word to use for your smarty pants children.  Example: “Don’t you dare gainsay me!” Or maybe a work acquaintance who continually undermines you and needs toContinue reading “Word of the Day”

1 Timothy 6:11-21 (KJV)

6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fleeing is a reiteration of the phrase found in 1 Timothy 6:5 that urges the believer to withdraw themselves from the “perverse disputing” that “gain is godliness.”  Following this statement, we find that this evil mindsetContinue reading “1 Timothy 6:11-21 (KJV)”

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 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)”

Misinformation

Every year the Oxford Dictionary campaign’s to find the word of the year. This year the word of the year will probably be “misinformation.” We have all heard this word a lot this past year; however, it is open for debate as to whose claims of misinformation is correct. This is not anything new. InContinue reading “Misinformation”