‘Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;’ — 2 Timothy 1:8 Job was a righteous, rich,
‘Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because
‘But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.’ — 1 Timothy 5:6 A life of pleasure used to be the remit of royalty. Now, in the age of technology and media, people can give vast chunks of their
‘Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.’ — 1 Timothy 4:16 Paul the Apostle wrote this letter to Timothy to encourage him to
‘This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.’ — 1 Timothy 3:1 ‘For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree,
‘I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;’ — 1 Timothy 2:1 And the most important thing is….? How would you answer that question when it comes to the church?
‘And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.’ — 1 Timothy 1:14 Though ignorant of his error, Paul was a man who blasphemed, persecuted and injured God’s people. He was
‘Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.’ — 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Every place and culture has its challenges. And every Christian has their
‘That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.’ — 2 Thessalonians 2:2 The Thessalonians were worried.
‘We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;’ — 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Faith and love are