Tag: Timothy

  • The Role of Deacons in the Church (One of the Most Misunderstood Church Roles)

    One of the most misunderstood and misapplied roles within the church is that of deacons. I’ve been writing about various matters related to the church and Christian life, pointing out the challenge of trying to separate what currently is from what should be. The goal is to properly understand GOD’s intention for Christian life and…

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • December 17 – Pursue Godliness, Don’t Love Money

    Reading 1 Tim. 1:1-6:21 Devotional Apparently, after two years in house arrest, Paul was released. The Scriptures don’t record the details, but the early part of Paul’s first letter to Timothy indicates that Paul has traveled back to the Macedonia region, and has left Timothy in Ephesus, which is where Paul sends the letter known…

  • November 28 – 1 Thessalonians: Details of Jesus’ Return, Judgment

    Reading 1 Thess. 1:1-5:28 Devotional In around 51 A.D., Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote a letter to the Christians in Thessalonica, which was one of the cities they had visited and preached Jesus on the Second Missionary Journey. The letter deals with a number of topics, and its purpose is to encourage the brethren there…

  • November 27 – Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

    Reading  Acts 15:36-18:11  Devotional Apparently soon after Paul wrote his letter to the Galatians, he began a second trip which is commonly referred to as “Paul’s Second Missionary Journey.” Paul approached Barnabas suggesting they return to the Christians in the towns where they’d preached in order to see how they were doing. Barnabas wanted to…