Crime is down, and families gathered for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Matthew Henry Commentary 3: When you read the Great Awakening stories about the Whitefields and the Wesleys of the 18th century you see that these men, though they preached to huge crowds, did not gather them by sending out press agents and advertising in the newspapers.
I read a lot of men from previous centuries, and all of them uniformly condemn self-love as a terrible sin. Frankly, much Christian music falls more into worldly entertainment by glamorous stars, rather than worship.
But Paul says 3: Right now I am involved with a number of Christian leaders trying to plan a conference of national proportions that will encourage pastors to once again return to the expository treatment of the Scriptures. These men are not mentioned by name in the Bible, but rather in early Jewish writings and tradition.
Those with empty religion are revilers. Thanks for joining us on the evening news! They do not have inward reality with God, but just empty religion. Those with empty religion are lovers of self. Again and again in our Western world we have had periods of relative peace and prosperity, only to have them interrupted by these terrible times of stress and agony that repeatedly come into human affairs.
Not only that, but this Christ will also be revealed as Buddha and several other major religious leaders of the past. Often, as with Satan in the original temptation, they prey on susceptible women, who may be more emotionally vulnerable than men would be.
I know that many a mother here this morning is being encouraged by her family who have taken time to show in some loving way, not only on this day, but frequently through the year, that they love and appreciate what their mother, or father, has done. Pulpit Commentary Verse 4. This is saying that until we are willing, as Christians, to say "No" to what the cross has denied, what it has put to death within us, we cannot enter into that eternal life that is available to us now.
It refers to someone who betrays loyalty or a trust in order to further his own interests. I can only briefly touch on these, but notice that all of these terrible sins stem from the love of self and they violate the command to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Greek word means without natural affection of the sort that even the world displays in families. In other words, for 2, years we have been living in the last days. Many verses in the Bible command us to humble ourselves and not to think too highly of ourselves, which is our innate tendency James 4: But they cannot avoid the fact.
They talk a good line, they put on a good front, but in their motives, their thought lives, and their personal relationships, they are not godly people.
While the Bible commands husbands to provide adequately for the needs of their families 1 Tim. Notice the tactics that are employed: Many people fall for them, and for a while they think they have found these things. I read a shocking article this past week about the murder in Milpitas that awakened the concern of the whole nation.
Anything that you enjoy more than fellowshipping with God falls into this category, even work. They lack the reality of a genuine walk with God, who looks on the heart.(2 Timothy RSV) In other words, Paul says that the primary cause of these repetitive cycles of stress and danger is the hypocritical lives of Christians who outwardly look pious, religious, committed and devoted, but are actually unchanged inside and have no power to overcome evil in their lives.
2 Timothy 3 – Perilous Times and Precious Truth “As he lies in his cell, a prisoner of the Lord, Paul is still preoccupied with the future of the gospel.
His mind dwells now on the evil of the times, now on the diffidence of Timothy. The Dangers of the Last DaysYou should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.
For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and pro. Well let's open our Bibles, this morning, to 2 Timothy chapter 3.
In 2 Timothy chapter 3 we come again to verses 1 through 9. We're only this morning going to go through verse 4, but that's better th.
2 Timothy New Living Translation (NLT) The Dangers of the Last Days 3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.
2. 2 Timothy New Living Translation (NLT) The Dangers of the Last Days. 3 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.
2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful.Download