Words to Live By Series Outlines

Words to Live By: Meek 2-12-17 1strecognize poor of spirit (spiritually bankrupt, true knowledge of ourselves) 2ndcomes mourning (sacred grief) [Matthew 5:5] “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle[the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.” [Galatians […]

Tea Tosser

My son is quite the tea tosser. What is a tea tosser? One who tosses tea! I am a coffee drinker, but even more so, I am a bigger tea drinker. One of my mugs is black so it is not as easy to distinguish if the mug is completely empty when the beverage is […]

Pure Heart Companions

What a great command from Paul to Timothy in his second letter. He says, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” We are to run from our youthful passions. Instead we are to pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace. […]

Meaningless Speculations

In 1 Timothy, we read a warning against false teaching. Part of this warning is against false doctrines. It also mentions myths and endless genealogies. We are warned against the things as they take us away from the “stewardship of God’s work, which is by faith” (NIV). Paul makes it clear that the aim, the […]

Sweet Like Coffee

When my daughter came home from school yesterday, she gave me this little comic drawing of a coffee cup. On the back she wrote that I was as sweet as coffee. My daughter never tasted coffee and she did not realize that coffee has a bitter taste unless sugar is added. She simply sees me […]