Jesus has come and brings salvation for us all through the forgiveness of our sins!

Jesus has come and brings salvation for us all through the forgiveness of our sins!

BibleGateway: Titus 2:11-14 ESV Text: Titus 2:11-14 Titus 2:11–14 (Listen) 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his…

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The most striking verse of this section is the last one. How did Job do it? Only with God’s help to keep him faithful.

The most striking verse of this section is the last one. How did Job do it? Only with God’s help to keep him faithful.

BibleGateway: Job 1:6-22 ESV Text: Job 1:6-22 Job 1:6–22 (Listen) Satan Allowed to Test Job 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan1 also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my…

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Use earthly wealth wisely and do not let it rule over you. In this way you should continue to fight the good fight of faith.

Use earthly wealth wisely and do not let it rule over you. In this way you should continue to fight the good fight of faith.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 6:3-19 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 6:3-19 1 Timothy 6:3–19 (Listen) 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound1 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of…

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Those in positions of church leadership should treat those who are in their care with respect, and likewise the others should respect the leaders whom God has given them.

Those in positions of church leadership should treat those who are in their care with respect, and likewise the others should respect the leaders whom God has given them.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 5:1-2, 17-21 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 5:1-2, 17-21 1 Timothy 5:1–2 (Listen) Instructions for the Church 5:1 Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. (ESV) 1 Timothy 5:17–21 (Listen) 17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not…

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Do you have a young pastor at your church? Remember that God has given him just the gifts he needs to serve you.

Do you have a young pastor at your church? Remember that God has given him just the gifts he needs to serve you.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 4:11-16 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 4:11-16 1 Timothy 4:11–16 (Listen) 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you….

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How blessed and happy are the husband and wife who seek after one another in love.

How blessed and happy are the husband and wife who seek after one another in love.

BibleGateway: Song of Songs 2:8-3:5 ESV Text: Song of Songs 2:8-3:5 Song of Solomon 2:8–3:5 (Listen) The Bride Adores Her Beloved 8   The voice of my beloved!    Behold, he comes,  leaping over the mountains,    bounding over the hills.9   My beloved is like a gazelle    or a young stag.  Behold, there he stands    behind our wall,  gazing through the windows,    looking through the lattice.10   My beloved speaks and says to me:  “Arise, my love, my beautiful one,    and come away,11   for behold, the winter is past;    the rain is over and gone.12   The flowers appear on the…

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Those men who have leadership roles in the church must be especially conscious of setting a good example for the flock.

Those men who have leadership roles in the church must be especially conscious of setting a good example for the flock.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 1 Timothy 3:1–13 (Listen) Qualifications for Overseers 3:1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer1 must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,2 sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,…

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God establishes specific roles for men and women in the church.

God establishes specific roles for men and women in the church.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 1 Timothy 2:8–15 (Listen) 8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit…

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We don’t warn people of sin and false doctrine just to make their lives difficult, but so they can learn to love from a pure and forgiven heart.

We don’t warn people of sin and false doctrine just to make their lives difficult, but so they can learn to love from a pure and forgiven heart.

BibleGateway: 1 Timothy 1:3-11 ESV Text: 1 Timothy 1:3-11 1 Timothy 1:3–11 (Listen) Warning Against False Teachers 3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship1 from God that is by faith. 5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a…

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The bronze snake was a picture of Jesus. We trust in Him for salvation from death.

The bronze snake was a picture of Jesus. We trust in Him for salvation from death.

BibleGateway: Numbers 21:4-9 ESV Text: Numbers 21:4-9 Numbers 21:4–9 (Listen) The Bronze Serpent 4 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6 Then the…

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