1 Timothy 5:1-25  “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.  3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.  4 But if a widow hasContinue reading “1 TIMOTHY 5: MUTUAL LOVE IN EVERY RELATIONSHIP”


1 Timothy 4:1-16 “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.  2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.  3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certainContinue reading “1 TIMOTHY 4: DON’T GET SIDETRACKED”

Meditation with John: About Persistent Belief

Read 1 John 2:1-29 In meditating on this 2nd chapter of 1 John, I see a call to maturity and steadfast behavior under God’s rule.  I see a call to His people whose source is Christ, His Unique Son. For Christ is how we know we know God.  The Apostle John speaks to this conceptionContinue reading “Meditation with John: About Persistent Belief”

MEDITATION WITH JOHN: About Light, Fellowship, and the Joy to Come

1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 1:2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life,Continue reading “MEDITATION WITH JOHN: About Light, Fellowship, and the Joy to Come”

Highlighting points of Guidance in Colossians PART 7: “Three Last Things”

Read Slowly. Read with purpose. Don’t rush. Colossians 4:2-6 (ESV): “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison –Continue reading “Highlighting points of Guidance in Colossians PART 7: “Three Last Things””