1 Timothy

Beyond Immodest

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety. (1 Tim. 2:9) The hemlines rise as the necklines plunge. The dresses are so tight and short that sitting down is very difficult. In others long slits expose the legs well above the modest hemline. Short tops leave the naval exposed. Tight fitting tops with soft underclothing reveal every detail. Who wears such clothing? While our first thought might be of those we see in the...

Renewal Through Humility

What is the greatest need among assemblies today? A variety of answers might be given to that question, but certainly one of them would be the subject of leadership, its form and quality. We seem to be clear as to the form of leadership required by the New Testament. Plurality is the key word -- plurality of elders. We rightly condemn all substitutes in form. One man doing most of the preaching or having the final word in decisions affecting the church is a violat...

What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph .... and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. Gen. 41:14 Whether we want to admit it or not, the way we dress says something about us to others with whom we come in contact. Joseph's clean face and clean clothes were not only a reflection on Joseph himself, but were also an indication of his respect for Pharaoh. This is often shown when an individual goes for an interview for employment. A mature individual does ...

NT Church - God's Order of Headship Is Practiced

But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God....For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man (1 Cor. 11:3,8,9). Herein is revealed a truth to which very few are willing to submit. We live in a day in which the equality of the sexes has become a testing ground for so-called "bigotry and narrow-min...

God's Thesaurus

People love a good mystery. Throughout the millennia, man has been captivated by seemingly inexplicable puzzles. Whether it is natural phenomena like gravity or electricity, or strange occurrences such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, it is clear that people are fascinated by the unexplained. Interest in uncanny happenings is not limited, however, to the rank and file of humanity. Rather, thoughtful sages and scholars have always pondered the deep issues of life and the u...

Two Sides to the Story

Too often we hear reports about other saints and we immediately jump to conclusions. Even when the source is reliable we violate a Biblical principle when we assume the report is correct without confirming it. By way of example, Scripture teaches us, “Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.” (l Tim. 5:19) The apostle Paul also writes, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2 Cor. 13:1) It is only ...
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