The false teachers in Ephesus were inappropriately using the Law to skew basic gospel truths. Here, Paul sets the record straight by reminding the readers that the Law could not provide the righteousness necessary to stand before God. Instead, readers are reminded that our righteousness must come from Christ. These truths are important because they protect the church’s pursuit of holiness
This passage teaches today’s Christians that the growth and development of Christian love is the genuine result of God’s work in the life and service of the saint. Those who make a departure from the path that leads to love are exposed by their confident arrogance.
This passage describes Paul’s instructions to Timothy for the church in Ephesus. Timothy is called to act on behalf of Paul in order to protect the church from opponents of His gospel.
This passage provides us the truths regarding the manner in which Christ protects and builds up the church which is the place of a Christian’s spiritual nourishment. In it, we see God building the church through faithful servants (Paul), committed disciples (Timothy), and His spiritual empowerment Outline I. Paul the Apostle (1 Tim 1:1) A. […]
How believers can stand against Satanic struggles in everyday life. Outline I. Stand in the Strength of the Lord (Eph 6:10-11) II. Stand Against the Right Enemy (Eph 6:11-12) III. Stand in the Armor of God A. Stand Perfectly Prepared (Eph 6:13) B. Stand Strapped with Truth (Eph 6:14) C. Stand by Revealing Righteousness (Eph […]
Today, we’re going to consider the background of the book of 1 Timothy. We will consider the author (Paul), the recipient (Timothy), and the situation in Ephesus that prompted the writing of this epistle. Here, we will learn valuable lessons about faithful Christian living and the importance of the local church for the growth and […]
How to live in obedience to Christ within an ungodly social structure.
James teaches us how to apply wisdom in conflicts.
Proverbs teaches us the secured benefits of guarding wisdom.
With trials upon us, our passage, James 1:5-8, calls us to seek wisdom. James teaches us how to seek out wisdom.