PSA250 II Timothy 7 – Judgment, Service, and the Appearing mp3

In this message, Paul speaks of Jesus Christ judging the living and the dead at His appearing, even His kingdom. He gives Timothy his last charges to him: to problem the Word, and to do it at opportune and inopportune times. Many turn from the truth to fables, but Timothy should be watchful and willing to suffer hardship for the truth. Paul’s service was about to end. Was he about to die? Or was his God-given service merely coming to an end? Paul is sure of a crown he will receive. Does this mean Paul would get a fancy hat? Or something far more important?

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PA316 I Corinthians 4:8 – 5:5 mp3

In this message, Paul points out that the Corinthians lived regally, but did so without the apostles. He points out all the hardships that the apostles go through, yet not to shame them, but to warn them. They have many teachers, but only one “father” through whose apostolic ministry they believed. He wants them to imitate him, and Timothy will remind them of his ways so they can do so. Some of them were puffed up as if Paul would never come to them. But he will come, but do they want him to come to build them up or to punish them with his apostle’s rod? A terrible situation had developed in Corinth: a man among them had his father’s wife. They were puffed up rather than mourning! Yet Paul had already judged as if he were there that this one should be turned over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh so that his spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

PSA249 II Timothy 6 – Equipped By the Word mp3

In this message, Paul reminds Timothy of his character, which Timothy well knew. Paul endured persecutions and afflictions…but is he going back to early in his ministry here? All who desire to live Godly in Christ Jesus will experience persecution as Paul did! Yet wicked men will only grow worse. Continue in what you have learned! Does this mean to cling to your church’s doctrine? Timothy knows the Scriptures, and they are what equip us. All Scripture is valuable, but this does not deny right division. The Scriptures fit us out to all good works God has for us to do.

PSA248 II Timothy 5 – A Prophecy For Today mp3

In this message, Paul gives a “prophecy for today,” setting forth the conclusion of the dispensation of grace. Twenty-one symptoms of men in the last days of this dispensation define the syndrome of the last days. Evil men and seducers will grow worse and worse. They withstand the truth, as the magicians withstood Moses. Yet in the end their folly will be made plain to all mankind at the advent of God’s kingdom.

PA315 I Corinthians 3:18 – 4:7 mp3

In this message, Paul informs the Corinthians that the wisdom of this eon is foolishness with God. Yet in Christ, all the good things of God belonged to the Corinthians. The apostles were servants of Christ and stewards of God’s secrets. They needed to be found faithful, but not in the eyes of man’s day. The Lord was the One Who judged them. So they should be careful not to judge anything before the time. They should not think beyond what is written. Since they had received all things, why should they boast as if they had something to do with it?

PA314 I Corinthians 3:1-17 mp3

In this message, Paul reveals to the Corinthians that he had to feed them with milk like infants in Christ. He proves this by the fact that they are fleshly, saying, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos.” They are both ministers with God, whereas they are God’s field and building. Paul laid the foundation of Jesus Christ, but they must build on it. All must use care how they build on it, for the fire of judgment will test their work to see if it endures. He is rewarded if it does, but if not he suffers loss. They were the temple of God, and if they defiled God’s temple, He would destroy them.

PSA247 II Timothy 4 – Right Division; Wrong Division mp3

II Timothy Series 4

In this message, Paul reminds Timothy to remind those faithful men he is teaching of the things he has been talking about. They are not to war over words to no profit. They must rightly divide the Word of truth. We discuss this important principle, so key to Bible study. Avoid profane and vain babblings. Hymenaeus and Philetus failed to rightly divide, saying the resurrection is already past. The solid foundation of God still stands…but what is it? Vessels in the great house: should we throw out the dishonorable vessels? If not, what is Paul talking about? Flee youthful desires. The servant of the Lord should not quarrel, but should help rescue opposers from their error.

PA313 I Corinthians 2:1-16 mp3

I Corinthians Series 3

In this message, Paul reminds the Corinthians that he did not come to them as a great, wise, and accomplished orator. He did not pretend to know anything but Jesus Christ crucified. He did not try to persuade them by words, but by a demonstration of the Spirit. These Corinthians lived in Greece, which thought itself the center of human wisdom. But Paul shows them carefully that God’s wisdom is far superior to that of men, though to human wisdom it appears foolish, just as God’s power is stronger than men though to ungodly men it appears weak. Only those who have the Spirit of God can comprehend God’s wisdom.

PSA246 II Timothy 3: Living, Enduring, and Reigning mp3

II Timothy Series 3

In this message, Paul urges Timothy to be invigorated by grace. He should find and teach those who are competent to teach others also. We cannot forget that we are in the middle of a war, and should be ready to fight as good soldiers, not getting entangled in the affairs of this livelihood. One who is contending in the games must compete according to the rules to be crowned. The farmer is the first to benefit from his own crops. Timothy should lay hold of the truth of these illustrations, and remember Christ Jesus, Who suffered as an evildoer. Paul desires the elect to attain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eonian glory. What is this? A faithful saying sets forth the difference between salvation in Christ, which is secure, and rewards, which may be lost.

PA312 I Corinthians 1:10-31 mp3

I Corinthians Series 2

In this message, Paul chides the Corinthians for the divisions that existed among them; some claiming to be of the Paul or Apollos or Cephas or Christ party. Paul boasts that he did not baptize any of them, and we discuss what he meant by this. The message of the cross is foolishness to the perishing people of this flow of things, but to us who believe it is the power and wisdom of God. God has chosen what seems foolish and weak and insignificant to put to shame the wise and strong and self-important.