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A Good Warfare - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... faith have made shipwreck” (I Timothy 1:18,19). We find in our text for today Paul’s commission to his young disciple Timothy. As any pastor today knows, shepherding a flock is a most difficult task, and opportunities...
Jesus Christ -- Our Hope - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... away concerning faith have made shipwreck" (I Timothy 1:18-19). Paul had been entrusted with the gospel of Jesus Christ by Christ Himself (vv.1,12-16), and he did not take this fact lightly when it was time to pass on the job of guarding...
War A Good Warfare - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... 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...
Keeping And Avoiding - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost” (II Timothy 1:13,14). Paul knew, however, that in order to guard the truth, Timothy must actively avoid the false, and lists three specific potential pitfalls. The first is profane babbling, i.e.,...
Father And Son - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - “My son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:1,2). These...
Strive Not About Words - Article
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Henry Morris III, D.Min. - ... profit, but to the subverting of the hearers." (2 Timothy 2:14) This command emphasizes the necessity to avoid "word fights." The apostle Paul has much to say about this in other passages. "Let no corrupt communication proceed out...
I Charge You - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned” (I Timothy 1:5). The Greek noun parangelia and its corresponding verb paranello appear six times in the book of...
Spiritual Shipwreck - Article
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David Woetzel, B.S. - ... away concerning faith have made shipwreck" (I Timothy 1:18-19). In this passage the young preacher, Timothy, is warned of the regrettable fact that there are some who fight the spiritual warfare for a while, but then they loosen their hold...
Once Upon A Tree - Article
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Timothy P. Friesema, M.A. - “Out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food” (Genesis 2.9). Time after time the authors of Scripture refer to trees. Those who trust in the Lord and delight in His word...
The Glorious Gospel - Article
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John D. Morris, Ph.D. - “According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust” (I Timothy 1:11). In the opening chapter of Paul’s first letter to Timothy, his “son in the faith” (v.2), Paul gives various...
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