God’s grace is a wonderful gift. It’s important that we properly understand that grace, and not go to the extremes of cheapening the grace or constraining it. Join us as we study God’s grace together.
As we celebrate mothers today, we think about a woman whose life was changed forever by grace. Rahab had been a harlot in Jericho, but became part of the nation of Israel, and became a mother whose legacy would live on, and who would become an ancestor of the Savior.
We are excited to begin the next part of our study of the letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. As we start looking at 2 Timothy, we begin with a simple overview of the letter, considering some aspects of the background, the purpose, and the contents of the letter.
Much of Peter’s second letter is devoted to encouraging Christians to grow in Jesus and beware of false teachers. To beware of false teachers, we must be able to tell the difference between true and false doctrine. One way we do that is by understanding the source of each one.
Jesus is everything that Israel was supposed to be. Israel was supposed to be God’s vine, His vineyard, but they had become a field of wild grapes. Jesus came as the True Vine, and all the branches that abide in Him will bear fruit and be preserved.
Using an outline given in the Truth for Today commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus, we spend our time in this lesson considering different attributes of God, as Paul describes them in this doxology.
Jesus occasionally used illustrations that he later had to explain to those who had trouble understanding. In John 10, he does that, and explains how He is both the door into the sheepfold and the shepherd who guards and guides the sheep.
– In a world where there is so much darkness, we need the light. Jesus is that light, and he can lead anyone out of the darkness, if they will follow him.
As Paul starts to bring the letter of 1 Timothy to a close, the apostle gives his true child in the faith a number of commands for his own conduct. We in the church today can take a lot of application for ourselves from these verses.
– 2/14/21 a.m. sermon
– Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
– As we think about love this month, we consider a follow up to our previous lesson on God’s love. Previously, we had considered the width, length, depth, and height of God’s love. Today we consider our love for God, with all of our hearts, soul, mind, and strength.