Monthly Archives: May 2015

2 Timothy 4 “Preach God’s Word” – May 31, 2015 – cd#1557

2 Timothy 4

“PAUL TELLS US AGAIN AND AGAIN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF STICKING TO THE WORD OF GOD WHEN WE PREACH AND TEACH.  (2 Timothy 4)    Because God’s Word is so versatile it can convince us that God’s way is better than our way. His Word can rebuke us, and correct our errors when we get off track. It exhorts His children, while it encourages us to keep going and not quit. And it communicates “with all longsuffering and teaching.”   In season and out of season, when it is convenient or when it seems in-convenient, the Bible is always timely

 

2 Timothy 3:5-16 – “Outward Appearances” – 5/24/15 – CD#1556

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“HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENYING HIS POWER.”  (2 Timothy 3) This describes many Christians in these last days. They have an outward appearance of Godliness, but there is no Holy Spirit power in their lives. Their churches are often just social centers where Christians are entertained & hear motivational speakers. They can learn about a better life, how to quit smoking, how to raise children, how to invest, and it may be good advice; but the power of God is not there. Jesus said; “Without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) The power of the Holy Spirit is foundational to the Christian life. If we ignore God, the Holy Spirit, we are only teaching people how to get along in life without God, but without God we can do nothing meaningful with our lives.

2 Timothy 3 “God’s Word for God’s People” – 5/17/15 – CD#1555

2 Timothy 3

ALL OF GOD’S WORD IS INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE. – (2 Timothy 3) –  There are many people today who would take away parts of the Bible as they decide which parts are inspired and which are not. Shall we take a vote of the scholars to decide what Jesus really said?                                                             How arrogant and foolish it is to throw out parts of the Bible. It is all inspired by God, and without error. We need every word of it. This is why Christians study all the way through the Bible. We want to be completely equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 2 “Fit For The Master’s Use” – 5/10/15 – MOTHER’S DAY – CD#SM1554

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IN THE FIRST CENTURY MOTHER DIDN’T HAVE PLUMBING, so vessels (containers) were used for many different purposes. Certain vessels were honorable, set aside for drinking water or for food; others were dishonorable, & used to collect garbage, or other waste. Mom would never confuse these different vessels, and she certainly wouldn’t mix their uses. (2 Tim. 2)                            Paul is reminding Timothy to stay pure. Once a pot was used for garbage, it would be a vessel of dishonor, not fit for higher uses. We need to make certain that we are vessels of honor, pure and fit for the Master’s use.

2 Timothy 2 “Workers Approved Of God” 5/3/15 – cd# 1553

 

2 Timothy 2

“BE DILIGENT TO PRESENT YOURSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD ….” (2 Timothy 2). Each one of us as individuals must study for ourselves to be approved to God. And learning God’s Word takes time and effort, if we are to “rightly divide the word of Truth”.

We are God’s Children, and when each one of us reads, and studies the Word of God, The Lord is pleased. He approves when we work on our knowledge and understanding of His Word, The Holy Bible.

“Be diligent to present yourself approved unto God….” (2 Timothy 2). Each one of us as individuals must study for ourselves to be approved to God. And learning God’s Word takes time and effort, if we are to “rightly divide the word of Truth”.

We are God’s Children, and when each one of us reads, and studies the Word of God, The Lord is pleased. He approves when we work on our knowledge and understanding of His Word, The Holy Bible.