Creator, Savior, and Sustainer
Up Close and Personal with the Apostle Paul Series
The Book of Colossians – Creator, Savior, and Sustainer
The Believer is Complete in Christ. He needs nothing that God has not supplied for his spiritual well-being. You see, God provided all things, He created, He provided, He fashioned, He formed, He shaped. God gave us all things for his blessing and for our spiritual benefit. Paul expands on all these marvelous things ... Continue Reading →
October 16, 2017
Joy and Affliction in Serving God
2 Timothy 1:8 (KJB) Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.
A sincere man of God is a continual servant of God despite whether it be blessings or untoward circumstances which envelope his life.
Timothy is imploring children of God to stand strong and sure in his relationship with God. ... Continue Reading →
July 25th, 2017
2 Timothy 2:22 (KJB) Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Timothy, Paul’s friend and brother in Christ was a young respectable man. The Bible tells us his mother Lois and his grandma Eunice (2 Timothy 1:5) raised Timothy up in great faith in God.
Paul was using a “teachable moment” with Timothy for highlighting the importance of fleeing wicked lusts which naturally rage ... Continue Reading →
July 7th, 2017
Be Strong in God’s Strength
2 Timothy 2:1 (KJB) Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
The natural man is a wimp. He has no spiritual muscle or strength in and of himself. It is only when he chooses to rely on the power and strength of God that he becomes indelibly stout and strong.
The child of God can only be eternally strong inside the grace of God. Only God offers a lasting ... Continue Reading →
July 6th, 2107
Prayers for All Men
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJB) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Paul is teaching Timothy in these verses about the importance of prayer. This learning is not focused just on the life of his young friend Timothy, but Paul’s teaching ... Continue Reading →
October 7th, 2016
Paul Traveled with God Gracefully
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. (Romans 1:11-12 KJV)
Paul was communicating with God in prayer and asking for safe travels and mercy on his missionary journey. He desired to bring God honor and glory by imparting a spiritual gift ... Continue Reading →
October 5th, 2016
Pray and Encourage Others
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (Colossians 1:9-10 KJV)
Paul and Timothy are the “we” referred to in this scripture verse. Both ... Continue Reading →
Are you sowing and teaching the things of God in His Word?
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. (2 Timothy 2:2 KJV)
This is a blueprint from God concerning discipleship. God’s plan for teaching others the gospel message has been around since the beginning of time. It has always been his desire that all mankind to hear the gospel ... Continue Reading →