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Contributed on May 22, 2022
1 Timothy 5:1-16 shows us the proper treatment of various church members.
Scripture Paul left Timothy in Ephesus to deal with false teaching and to instruct church members about living in God’s church. In chapter 4, Paul set down the qualities of an excellent minister and the dos and don’ts of Christian ministry. Then, in chapter 5, he went on to instruct Timothy about ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2022
1 Timothy 4:11-16 shows us the dos and don'ts of Christian ministry.
Scripture In his First Letter to Timothy, Paul wanted Timothy to stop the false teaching that was taking place in the churches in Ephesus (1:3-4), and also to teach believers how to behave in the household of God (3:14-15). In chapter 4, Paul set down the qualities of an excellent minister. In ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2022
Here are five principles of public worship that are important for our understanding of worship.
Scripture Our text today is simply a background for what I have to say. I would like to draw your attention to Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. The church at Corinth had a number of difficulties. One area in which they were having difficulty was public worship. Their Order of Worship was in ...read more
Contributed on Apr 29, 2022
1 Timothy 4:6-10 shows us the priorities of a good servant of Christ Jesus.
Scripture In his First Letter to Timothy, Paul opened chapter 4 with a discussion about false teachers. Paul wanted Timothy to combat the errors of these false teachers. Paul set down several features regarding the false teachers in verses 1-5. Then Paul went on to tell Timothy that the way to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2022
Luke 24:18 teaches us that Jesus was the only who really knew what happened regarding his resurrection.
Scripture If you are familiar with the life and ministry of Jesus, you know that he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, April 1, 30 AD, to the cheering of vast crowds who were there for the annual Passover celebration. He predicted his imminent death and visited the Temple before returning to ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 19, 2009
Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the South African Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller, I used to tease the permanent force guys mercilessly. At a certain time each year they would receive news of promotions and new assignments. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2009
JOY IS BLACK I recently read the following letter that was sent to Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The letter was sent by Mrs. Lane, who has been a primary school teacher for 38 years: Dear Michael, One day I was trying to teach my students the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2005
When I was in the South African Air Force I had the opportunity to march in a military tattoo. There were about 120 Air Force marchers lined up in rows of three. We drilled several hours a day for many weeks. Finally, we got to the military tattoo. It was marvelous to watch 120 Airmen dressed in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2005
I remember a speaker at one of the chapel services at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where I went to seminary. Having being introduced as our main Missions Conference speaker for the week, he asked us to pray with him. We all bowed in prayer and, after a pregnant pause, John Stensether ...read more