Monthly Archives: October 2014

Strong and Visible

Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 3:1-13 (day five) Paul goes into great detail in describing the qualifications and character traits for the servant/leaders of the church.  He doesn’t mince words in his prescription or perspective.  The result of this kind of … Continue reading

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High Standards

Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 3:1-13 (day four) There is a model for growth inherent in the church. Just like a baby is born, unable to do much at all, and they grow and mature to walk, talk, think, and reason…so … Continue reading

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Primary

Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 3:1-13 (day three) “For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?” If we teach forgiveness and thanksgiving and honesty and love in … Continue reading

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Qualified

Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 3:1-13 (day two) Above reproach, good reputation, worthy of respect, sincere, tested, trustworthy…Paul states from the beginning that a desire to lead the church is a noble task. It is one that not all of us … Continue reading

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Looking for leaders

Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 3:1-13 (day one) “An overseer (Pastor) must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach. . .Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much … Continue reading

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The good fight

Re: Verse reading – 1 Timothy 1:1-19 (day seven) “This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son. . .that. . .you fight the good fight.”–v 18. No one knew better than Paul the cost of ministry to the God-called … Continue reading

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“Stay people”

Re: Verse reading – 1 Timothy 1:1-19 (day six) “As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines”–v 3. I wonder how Timothy felt … Continue reading

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NextGen

Re: Verse reading – 1 Timothy 1:1-19 (day five) 2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith:,                                                                                        15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, A new strategy we began last year was to partner teenagers in a “leadership track” … Continue reading

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Come to Save Sinners

Re: Verse reading – 1 Timothy 1:1-19 (day four) “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,”  Who was Jesus?  Why did He come?  What do I have to do … Continue reading

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Calibrate

Re: Verse reading – 1 Timothy 1:1-19 (day three) “The goal of this command is love.” Paul calibrated these instructions to the baseline of love–not power, not social influence, not even more “acceptable” standards such as doctrinal purity.  Paul echoes … Continue reading

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