Tag - 1 Timothy

Keep Praying

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 2:8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. O-bservation: Paul instructed his young understudy, Timothy, on how he wanted the work of God to go on everywhere. He said he wanted men to “Keep Praying” wherever Christianity began and flourished. He wanted them to pray with hands lifted, and he said that praying would help transcend any disputes they may have. A-pplication: This passage of scripture reminds us that the driving force of world evangelization is PRAYER. Prayer is an activity of the heart and mind...

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The Man

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. O-bservation: During the ministry of the Apostle Paul, he had one well-known understudy named Timothy. Everything Paul knew as it related to Jesus the Messiah and Jewish history, he poured into the younger Timothy. Regarding praying, Paul told Timothy that there was only one mediator between the Almighty and man and that mediator happens to be “The Man” Christ Jesus. A-pplication: Imagine how this must have impacted people in Paul’s day. Jesus had only been crucified a little...

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Take Care Of Your Own

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 5:8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. O-bservation: Here, the Apostle Paul spoke to Timothy, and in doing so, he promoted the will of God around the globe on this one issue. He said, “Anyone who fails to provide for the needs of his own, and in particular his or her own family, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” A-pplication: This is an amazing idea. I believe it is God’s will that...

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No One Is Exempt From My Prayers

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. O-bservation: St. Paul said to his young associate, Timothy, that it was his urging of all people of Christian faith that they would offer petitions and prayers and intercession and thanksgiving for ALL people. In the next verse, he said this would include kings (political leaders) and everyone who is in authority. That means I am still commanded to pray for those I dislike. In other words, “No One Is Exempt From My Prayers.” A-pplication: The...

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How To Attain Great Gain

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. O-bservation: Here, St. Paul says that great gain happens when a person can arrive at a place where they live a godly life and are content with who they are in Christ and what they have. He said that many people fall into the temptation of wanting to get rich, and when they do, they end up trapped. A-pplication: We’re living in a time when money has taken over the hearts and minds of people everywhere. The idea that contentment could ever be achieved is laughed at...

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