The Pastor’s Desk

NOT A NOVICE

1Ti 3:6-7  “Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” In the first five verses of this chapter, Paul has laid out a list … Continue reading NOT A NOVICE

HOW SHALL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD?

1Ti 3:3-5  “Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;  (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of … Continue reading HOW SHALL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH OF GOD?

THIS IS A TRUE SAYING

1Ti 3:1-2  “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;” Webster’s Dictionary of American English from 1812 gives on of the definitions of … Continue reading THIS IS A TRUE SAYING

ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED

1Ti 2:14-15  “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.” At a casual glance, we might assume that Paul is saying that Eve was at the root of the transgression. He clearly … Continue reading ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED

TO BE IN SILENCE

1Ti 2:11-13  “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.” There are certainly some things in the Bible that are difficult for human beings to grasp. They are easily … Continue reading TO BE IN SILENCE

ADORNED WITH GOOD WORKS

1Ti 2:9-10  “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” In verse eight of this chapter, Paul has expressed his concern that men pray everywhere. He has instructed that … Continue reading ADORNED WITH GOOD WORKS

ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN

1Ti 2:5-8  “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and … Continue reading ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN

THIS IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE

1Ti 2:1-4  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who … Continue reading THIS IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE

WAR A GOOD WARFARE

1Ti 1:18-20  “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that … Continue reading WAR A GOOD WARFARE

CHRIST JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS

1Ti 1:15-17  “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him … Continue reading CHRIST JESUS CAME TO SAVE SINNERS