Friday, September 24

Tag: 1 timothy

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12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. 15This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17All honor and glory t
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A Disciple Serves

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. This is exactly what Timothy was - AN EXAMPLE.  In Philippians 2:20 Paul tells us that he has very few examples of a servant, yet Timothy is one that stands out.  He says this in the same passage he gives us the all-time example of a servant, Jesus: Philippians 2:5-8 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.  8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cro
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A Disciple’s Confidence

1 Timothy 4:12-15 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.  14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you … 15 … that your progress may be evident to all. Paul nearing the end of his life, knowing he had fought the good fight, knew he had to leave disciples behind. He left a charge to Timothy to 'be a good minister'.  A charge to us all. Be a Minister - We are all called to minister.  However, the thing that will rob us is our self-perception - the punch is in Paul's statement: “Let no one despise your youth …” Despise = reject, undermine or put down, think little of When we despise something we give it no value or power to achieve i