Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Value of Consistency

If I do something, I want to start what I finish, or remain faithful to it. That’s why I don’t start a lot of things because I project the likely “Peter Out” factor. If it’s high, I decline. I was doing … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached

1But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a … Continue reading

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Life Support

As Peter, James and John were so-called pillars of the early church (Gal. 2:9), so was Timothy to be in Paul’s stead in Ephesus. Paul couldn’t hop a plane to Ephesus. Ergo the following instructions were vital to the life of … Continue reading

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Masterworks

 12Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. 13For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is … Continue reading

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Head Waiters

8Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 3:8-9 2So the twelve summoned the congregation … Continue reading

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The Women Who Know Too Much

11Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. 1 Timothy 3:11 I recall the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Jimmy Stewart, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Here Dr. Benjamin McKenna and his wife … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Saint

 7And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 1 Timothy 3:7 This is where the rubber meets the road. Fine, a man … Continue reading

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