Church Conduct

Paul’s letter to Timothy, the pastor of the church at Ephesus, provides a number of guidelines that, when not followed, result in personal defeat and communal disgrace upon the church. Among these issues, Paul addresses church conduct: “These things I write to you,...
Church Conduct

Church Conduct

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 14 Paul’s letter to Timothy, the pastor of the church at Ephesus, provides a number of guidelines that, when not followed, result in personal defeat and communal disgrace upon the church. Among these...
Suffering And Submission

Suffering And Submission

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 13 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (Jas. 4:7). Submission, the despised “S” word, is a training issue. Once our intellect understands the...
Faith Goes The Distance

Faith Goes The Distance

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 12 Actions are belief-driven. They do not produce beliefs; they reveal beliefs. Perseverance, on the other hand, reveals and matures faith. “Bailing out” reveals immature faith or downright unbelief....
A New Epicenter

A New Epicenter

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 11 Three epicenters exist from which all people operate or navigate life: Moralists operate from an epicenter of legalistic righteousness. The Apostle Paul formerly pursued righteousness by keeping the...
Characteristics of Pride

Characteristics of Pride

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), December 10 Like slices of bread, two commands sandwich Paul’s description of Christ’s humility: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others...