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1 Timothy (Chapter 2)

Empty Hands and Simple Beauty 1 Timothy 2 feels a bit like Paul is getting his spiritual kids ready for a family photo. This is the snapshot he wants to take, that God wants to see, when he looks in on His church. This is the framework for the picture. These are the instructions for worship. First of all, he wants us praying. Paul “urges” or “exhorts&rd...

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1 Timothy (Chapter 5)

Pleasing God? 1Timothy 5:3-4; 16 (NLT)Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care of them. This is something that pleases God. If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not ...

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1 Timothy (Chapter 6)

Money, Money, Money Laundry duty has its guilty pleasures. I like to fold my whites while watching stories of white collar crime unfold on “American Greed.” When I first began watching this show, however, it was not pleasant. My blood pressure rose as I watched accounts of greedy men and women cheating their investors, friends, and families out of millions of ...

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1 Timothy: So What?

So What? By now you’ve probably read through 1st Timothy numerous times and if you are like me, you might even be ready to move on to another book, but before we move on let’s not forget to look back. 1 Timothy is chalked full of high-octane spiritual gasoline that will fuel your walk with God for a long time…if….if….if you will walk in th...

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1 Timothy (Chapter 1)

1 Timothy 1 is about dangerous false teachings threatening the Church and Paul’s charge to Timothy to “strongly engage in battle” against them. Paul quickly reinforces to Timothy the law of love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. Remember, Tim, I was a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man, diluted in unbelief, but the love...

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1 Timothy (Chapter 3)

Household Management I am writing these things to you….so that you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the Truth. Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human bodyand vindicated by the Spirit. He was seen by ange...

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1 Timothy (Chapter 4)

Now is the Time Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” -1 Timothy 4:7-8 Now is no time for lazy Christians. It’s not the time to find a comfortable spot i...

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Statement on Race, Tragedy, and State of Our Nation

 At Mid-Cities we believe the kingdom of God is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural... CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION  I’ve had the opportunity to do some marriage counseling over the years. It seems like it always starts out the same. Both sides are talking, nobody is listening. Each side is trying desperately to be understood but not necessarily tryi...

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Timothy Sermon Series

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1 Timothy is a letter that was written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy in approximately A.D. 64 for the purpose of encouraging and instructing a young leader through difficult situations in the Ephesian church. Paul had been out of prison for several years, and visited many of the churches in Asia and Macedonia that he helped start. When he and Timothy returned to Ephesus,...

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