Monthly Archives: August 2022

421. On 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 16-18. How St Paul faced Imminent death. A Reading for Sunday 23 October 2022

Paul, as he writes this epistle, is in prison and he knows that he could be executed at any moment. We can only imagine what thoughts were going through his head as he awaited his imminent death. However, we do … Continue reading

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420. On 2 Timothy 3:14 To 4:5. Preaching The God-breathed Scriptures. For Sunday 16 October 2022

Throughout history, culture has played an important part in the thinking and behavioural patterns throughout the world. Some cultures have not been helpful for the people in them to accept new ideas or to grow to maturity. For many their … Continue reading

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419. On 2 Timothy 2:7-15. Focus On Jesus In Your Message And Stand Firm. Reading For Sunday 09 October 2022

In this passage, Paul instructs his younger protégé Timothy on how to live as a minister of the gospel and also how to instruct other preachers so that they might have effective ministries. His focus is on the person of … Continue reading

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418. On 2 Timothy 1:1-14. Faithful Ministry In A Hostile World. For Sun 02 October 2022

Greeting. 1-2. “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and … Continue reading

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417. Personal Memories Of Special Glad and Sad Days

Just two years ago today I wrote a deeply personal note regarding the special days in our lives. It was article No.364 on this blog site. I wrote about the significance for me of the 22nd day of the month each … Continue reading

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416. On 1 Timothy 6:1-19. “Wise Words For A Diverse Church.” Reading for 25 September 2022 

Introduction. Paul wrote to Timothy to encourage him in his ministry. Timothy was the pastor of his church which had a diverse congregation. There was a mixture of people who were free and others who were still slaves. So Paul … Continue reading

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415. On 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Why Prayer Is Needed For The Whole World. A Reading for Sunday 18 September 2022

There are many Christian believers in today’s world who are crying out to fellow believers to pray earnestly for the nations of the world as well as for their own governments. It is true that many nations around the world … Continue reading

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414. 1 Corinthians 1:18-24. The World Must Commit To Christ As Lord. A reading on 14 September 2022

It is said that in our modern world that Christianity is losing its influence on individuals and on nations. Humans must not allow that to happen. A Christless community or nation is doomed to fail without His influence. That is … Continue reading

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413. Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners. 1 Timothy 1:12-17. A Reading on Sunday 11 Sept 2022

We don’t know if Paul led Timothy to Christ. However, we do know that Timothy had a good knowledge of the Old Testament due no doubt to his mother and grandmother. Paul accepted him as a young protége and became … Continue reading

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412. Philemon 1-21 Jesus Sets The Captives Free And Brings Reconciliation. A Reading on Sunday 04 September 2022.

In a book of the Bible containing just 25 verses you might expect that it had little to offer in Biblical truth. But the opposite is the case. We have in these few verses an example of true repentance and … Continue reading

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