A mother’s prayer…a choice blessing

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. —2 Timothy 1:5 Who knows what lifelong influence a mother and grandmother can have in the life of a child? Sure, Timothy was strengthened greatly … More A mother’s prayer…a choice blessing

The fight for faith

1 Timothy 6:6-11 says, But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many … More The fight for faith

Elders and Oxen

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” 1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV Ray Stedman, in a sermon “Help for Elders” based … More Elders and Oxen

Low expectations of the impact of your life toward those who are older?

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  John Piper, in a sermon, “Let No One Despise You For Your Youth” This is one of Paul’s words to the younger Timothy who needed to be reminded that … More Low expectations of the impact of your life toward those who are older?

What reaches farther in its effects than anything else we can do?

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who … More What reaches farther in its effects than anything else we can do?