Text: Genesis 1:1-31. Perhaps the two most important things we learn from this chapter are: first, God existed before anything was created (God has always existed,); and second, everything else (even time) is just an element of His creation. So how does the theme Seeing Jesus Christ in the Old Testament work with this passage? Though Jesus’ name[…]

Text: James 5:1-20. “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten, “verses 1-2- ESV. Wealth itself is good and it is a blessing from God (Proverbs 10:22). The people being referred to here are those who do not know God, their riches is[…]

Text: James 4:1-17. “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God”, verse 4-ESV. Being adulterous was used in the Old Testament to depict Israel’s unfaithfulness to God. Indeed many are unfaithful to God and therefore[…]

Text: James 1:1-27. “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” verse 12-ESV. In the midst of both wild and severe challenges, the Bible is encouraging us to remain dutifully firm and unwavering. God[…]

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-22. “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for them selves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to[…]

Text: 2Timothy 3:1-17. “Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men,” verses 8-9-ESV. Jannes and Jambres were the Egyptian magicians who opposed[…]

Text: 2Timothy 2:1-26. “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. …An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops,” verses 3-6-ESV. Do not be confused by what is secular and what is spiritual. The Bible teaches[…]

Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-18. “…. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what he has been entrusted to me” verse 12-ESV. As a believer, God has entrusted to you two things; the gospel and life that you have. Your commitment[…]

Text: 1Timothy 6:1-21. Timothy is told to pursue righteous living and to fight a good fight (verses 11-12). We too are in spiritual warfare, fighting the devil, the world and the fresh. We must fight a good fight. We must flee from sin. Remember in Christ we are more than conquerors! You will fight a[…]

Text: 1Timothy 5:1-25. Timothy is given specific instructions on how people of various segments were to be treated (verses 1-3). This principle still applies to us today. You will truly respect others when you are in Christ as you follow Him daily. In Christ you appreciate that everyone is made in God’s image, and this compels you to treat[…]