{Reading the Book of 2 Timothy}

Guarding The Treasure: The Good News of Salvation

Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you. 2 Timothy 1:14

Difficult days are upon us. Men are progressing for bad to worse. Will you join us in a Bible Study in 2 Timothy to learn what the scriptures teach us to look for and how we can stand in these difficult times? The days of Paul’s ministry are coming to an end. He finds himself in a cold cell {4:13} in chains {2:9}with no hope of deliverance {4:6}. According to 2 Timothy 1:15 all who were in Asia turned away from Paul except Onesiphorus who refreshed him and was not ashamed of his chains.

Paul is penning the last letter he will be guided to write. He addresses it to Timothy his true child in the faith. He encourages Timothy but at the same time urges him to stand firm in the faith, and to join him in suffering for the gospel. He exhorts him not to be ashamed of the gospel  nor to be ashamed of him because he is in chains.  I can hear him speaking to Timothy as a father or mother speaks to his or her own child as he says these words,  “Timothy I am in prison but the gospel of Jesus Christ is not imprisoned it is not chained. I am enduring all things for the sake of the elect, those chosen by God before the foundation of the world so that they may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus. Timothy, the gospel must be preached for the sake of the elect. Do not be timid, kindle afresh the spiritual gift that has been given to you and go forth with the true gospel of Jesus Christ.” Continue reading

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Do You REALLY Believe ALL the Scriptures?

Have you ever come face to face with the fact that you may not believe all that the Scriptures teach? Join me today at Satisfaction Through Christ as I discuss this topic.

 

Do you sometimes find yourself doubting the word of God? The Bible says all Scripture is God breathed.Do you really believe all the Scriptures? I have been in church all my life. I remember going to church every Sunday morning, Sunday night,and Wednesday night. I remember being in Sunday school and participating in many years of VBS. I even taught Sunday School and VBS. I spent 14 years of my adulthood with the same people in the same church. I always believed that “I believed” everything that is written in Scripture. I  also believed everyone that attended church believed it too. I soon learned that just because someone

  • goes to church
  • says they are a Christian
  • says they believe the word of God

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{Reading the Book of 1 Thessalonians~Week 5}

Message of encouragement: Knowing and Expressing our Faith

Finding encouragement when you do not know you need it! We are reading through the book f 1 Thessalonians learning how to live under suffering. We would love for you to join in with us!As I have read and re-read this book over the last several days I cannot help but think about the faith, the love, and the steadfastness of hope the Thessalonica church understood and expressed.  This church was conceived under much tribulation and that tribulation continued after its conception. I think we forget, we do not think about,  or do not grasp the fact that from the beginning of the church’s existence  it has been under attack. News Flash, persecution, and suffering will never cease for the church. This is not our home. We are aliens and strangers in this place.  Our call is to live victorious through Christ and call sinners to repentance amidst the hostility and persecution of the world. But as we can see through the words of this book we have a living hope and a gospel that comes with power! Continue reading

{Reading the Book of Ephesians~Week 2}

Put on your armor because the church is under attack!

We are reading Truth over at Conforming to The truth. This weeks reading is in the book of Ephesians. We are learning to put on the full armor of God. We would love for you join us!

Paul went to Ephesus on his third missionary journey. He spent three years in this city preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. God was performing extraordinary miracles  through the hands of Paul. Many believed and were confessing and disclosing their ungodly practices, witchcraft being  one we learn about in Acts 19:17-20. We see in this same passage that many who practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of everyone. The word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

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{Why Your Daughters Need to be in Your Bible Study!}

I am over at Satisfaction Through Christ today talking about having our daughters in our “Women’s Bible Study classes!”

Bible Study Satisfaction through ChristI grew up going to church every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night! All of that time spent except for the worship service I was in a group with other kids. I know some church’s today even separate the littles and the youth from the worship service? More on that another time! Today some churches have small groups that meet in different homes at different times during the week for Bible Study.  I am not saying there is anything wrong with all of these different classes. But what I am saying is that maybe we need to rethink some things.

Have you ever thought about having your daughters in your “Women’s Bible Study Class?’ Me either? Not until God gave me two lovely girls and a desire to train them up to know and fear the One true God. It is so easy to get caught up in tradition and what has always been that we do not think,  maybe somethings need to change. I hope this post gives all of us something to think and pray about. Continue reading