Fluffy, feel good, and watered down. Paul's command is a negative response to evil: "abstain from every form of evil" (1 Thess 5:22). The word "abstain" is a very strong verb, apecho, meaning "hold oneself back" "keep away from," "shun." It is the same word used in 1 Peter 2:11, "abstain from passions of the flesh." It calls for a radical separation from "every form of evil." But in the context, the primary reference seems to be evil teaching-false doctrine. Having examined everything in the…
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The Angel of the Lord Angels were created to serve God and His people. But can we identify a specific spirit being called “the Angel of the LORD”? Was this a created angel, or Jesus?
As discussed in our prior video on verse 5 one of the two key tasks that Paul gave to Titus was to identify elders to care for the new believers. In the verses before us today, Titus 1:6-9, we continue to explore what God’s word has to say about elders.
rembrandt van rijn(1606–69), an elderly man as saint paul, probably 1659. oil on canvas, 102 x 85.5 cm. the national gallery, london, uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/an-elderly-man-as-saint-paul-114294
Thoughts on Today’s Verse ~ An apostle is one who is sent… and in almost all of his epistles, Paul is very clear about the legitimacy of his calling, identifying himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ. Paul was personally called and commissioned by the risen, ascended and glorified Lord Jesus, while journeying to Damascus. [...]
St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans, refers to those who receive "the abundance of grace" and "the gift of righteousness" (Rom.5:17) which God in love bestows upon all who trust in His Son for salvation. The Bible declares that no man can ever stand uncondemned in the sig
How do you grow in the grace of contentment? Here are 3 Scripture-based thoughts for pursuing joy, seeking God, and finding satisfaction in Jesus. Psalm 23 says, “I shall not want” and Paul’s words in the Bible give us some insight as well. Encouragement and inspiration for Christians.