Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians, Col 1:9-14

As with some of his other epistles, Paul told the Colossians, in Col 1:9-12, what he had been praying for them.  See Eph 1:16-19, for example.  Paul’s prayer for the Colossians was that they might: Be filled with the knowledge of his will – Col 1:9 – several verses in...

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Follow After Patience, 1 Tim 6:11

VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON In 1 Tim 6:11 Paul told Timothy to follow after patience, among other things.  If you’re going to make it for the long haul in the Christian life, you are going to need patience.  Patience requires supernatural strength.  That’s why...

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Especially for Men Titus 2:2

Especially for Men Titus 2:2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When you read through the Bible looking for something especially for men, you cannot miss Titus 2:2.  It is addressed to “the aged men.”  The qualities of men listed in this verse must be taught.  At first glance you may not know...

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Teaching Timothy, 2 Tim 3:10

Christians, young in the Lord, often learn from more mature Christians.  So, mature Christians must be like Paul if they are going to teach a young man like Timothy.  “Timothy” is going to check you out to be sure you are worth following.  In 2 Tim 3:10, Paul wrote, “”But...

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Add To Your Faith, 2 Pet 1:5-11

After we are saved, we must be diligent to add to our faith [2 Pet 1:5].  Rom 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  Faith then is simply believing what God said and trusting God to perform his word.  Heb 11:1 says, “Now...

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Benefits of Patience

The longer you live and the more stuff through which you go, the more you learn about the Christian life.  According to Rom 5:3-5, as you go through things, you’re going to need some patience.  Patience helps you acquire spiritual experience.  However, patience is not something for which you want...

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The Need for Patience Ps 40:1

The Need For Patience Ps. 40:1 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Patience is not something with which we come naturally equipped.  But it something that we all need. You need: Patience in your prayers – Ps 40:1 – sometimes the Lord answers our prayers quickly.  We get spoiled by his care and...

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Aged Men and Women Titus 2:2-3

Aged Men and Women Titus 2: 2-3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Titus 2:1-3, Paul addresses the desirable characteristics of aged men and women.  These are qualities that lend credibility to the things they teach younger women and men [Titus 2:4-6].   Aged men are to be: Sober – they are...

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Growth Requires Nourishment and Exercise 1 Pet 2:2

 Growth Requires Nourishment and Exercise 1 Peter 2 2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Normal growth requires proper nourishment and exercise. Physical growth is the result of proper nourishment and exercise – physical growth doesn’t happen automatically.  When a child is born, it is normal to expect that child to grow, as long...

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