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Paul’s description of the false teachers needs something to compare it to. He shares a reference to an Old Testament event that most people are familiar with, although these particular names are not mentioned in that account. You can see this week’s passage, found in 2 Timothy 3:8-9: Paul gives Timothy a reference for comparison as he deals with the false teachers in Ephesus. He refers back to the Old Testament account of the Exodus, and Ph»
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Paul has been encouraging Timothy to endure for the sake of the gospel throughout the letter of 2 Timothy. In a fitting conclusion to that appeal, he draws everything back to the foundational element of the message of the gospel: Jesus Christ. You can see this week’s passage in 2 Timothy 2:8-10: The second chapter of Paul’s letter is full of different images of the believer who serves or ministers, whether that person is on staff at a church»
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2 Peter 1:5-9 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But»
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The Coffinmaker from Dan McComb on Vimeo.The spate of tragedies this spring has me pondering the role of lament in our lives and in our worship. We modern, western folks are not so good at lamentation. In his book, Leap Over A Wall, Eugene Peterson writes that the ancients understood that in order to truly embrace life we must embrace death. One of the ways we embrace the reality of death is through thoughtful lamentation. Far from glorifying dea»
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Peter Drucker has a living legacy as the father of modern management for his keen insights and observations about people and organizations that have revolutionized the for-profit and the non-profit sectors. Many multitudes of organizations have accomplished more results and become more effective by applying Drucker’s principles. One commentary about the most difficult leadership positions is often attributed to Peter Drucker. It goes somet»
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Bible Exposition: 2 Peter—Remember ___________________ A Paper Presented to Dennis J. Kavanaugh Ph.D. Dallas Theological Seminary ___________________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course BE 107 Hebrews, General Epistles & Revelation ___________________ by Rick E. Meyer 19 April 2012 Remember: 2 Peter 1:12-13,15; 3:1-2 As a man thinks in his heart, so is he[1]. “You are six-inches from your greatest achievem»
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Jeremiah 44:2-5 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You saw the great disaster I brought on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah. Today they lie deserted and in ruins because of the evil they have done. They aroused my anger by burning incense to and worshiping other gods that neither they nor you nor your ancestors ever knew. Again and again I sent my servants the prophets, who said, ‘Do not do this detestable thing tha»
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This week’s passage is split across two images that Paul uses to convey to Timothy his role as a believer and as a minister. First, he wraps up his discussion of the image of a workman with a couple of quotes. And then he shifts to the image of a household utensil. This passage is bit longer than usual. You can see it in 2 Timothy 2:19-21: As Paul works his way through this chapter, he has described ministry as several different images: He has»