Handling Truth

Posted by on Nov 1, 2009 in Devotional, Rev. Serven

“Handling Truth” 1 Timothy 6:20-21 November 1, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church (RPCGA) Here at the end of Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he gives one final sweeping exhortation to the youthful pastor of Ephesus. Paul strongly urges him to “guard the deposit entrusted unto you” (vs. 20). By this phrase Paul means that Timothy must courageously defend the Gospel from all attackers and despisers. This is a tall order for such a young man, but evidently Paul is confident that Timothy can accomplish this very thing. In his following letter Paul instructs Timothy in how to...

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Handling Treasure

Posted by on Oct 18, 2009 in Devotional, Rev. Serven

“Handling Treasure” 1 Timothy 6:17-19 October 18, 2009 Pastor Marcus J. Serven Covenant Family Church (RPCGA) In a previous portion of his letter Paul warns Timothy about the devastating consequences of loving and pursuing money (6:6-10). Those who “desire to be rich”, he says, will fall “into a snare”. He does not say that all riches are inherently evil, but that the “love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”. Christians, therefore, should learn to be content with what God has given them and not be overly desirous of becoming rich. Now in this passage Paul addresses the question of how...

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