All tagged War

The Charge to Pray: A Sermon from 1 Timothy 2

In 1 Timothy 2, Paul begins his actual, practical instructions to his young disciple, Timothy. And it is not by accident that the first of these exhortations mentioned is prayer. Prayer is the chief assignment for those entrusted with the gospel of grace. Prayer is absolutely paramount to the Christian in the life of faith.

Ministry Is War: A Sermon from 1 Timothy 1

Throughout Paul’s letters to Timothy, he employs military language in order to convey the seriousness of Timothy’s call to the pastorate at Ephesus. Paul understood the significance of their mission in the fight for the truth. Now, he is passing that fight onto his young disciple. Paul has been at frontlines of ministry — these, then, are his dispatches from the front in order for Timothy to take over the campaign.

Holding on to the Hope of the Morning

I can’t tell you the last time I watched the news — CNN, Fox, MSNBC, or otherwise. The reason for this is twofold. Mostly because my time’s spent on other things or with more important people. But the primary reason is because I don’t have room for the dreadful topics that make up the bulk of the headlines.