A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“I and My Father are One”. John 10:30.
The New Combined Bible and Commentary – The Triune God. Three in One. The Godhead is revealed in three distinct persons in the Bible. The Father praised the Son in Matthew 3:16, 17; Mark 1:10; and Luke 3:21, 22. The Father is God (Matthew 11:25; John 6:27; Romans 15:6. The Son is God (John 1:1, 18; Romans 9:5; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8). The Spirit is God (Acts 5:3; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 2:22). That each is distinct and has a different work is implied in the above passages.
FAITH – Is to hold firmly onto something with confidence and conviction. The common use is active, meaning to believe something or in someone. The Gospel of John uses the verb “to believe” as if to say that faith in Christ is a working active process or “Way of Life”.
This is about Timothy, a young Pastor of the Church in Ephesus. There were “false teachers” that threatened to undermine the Apostle Paul’s work in setting up the church. Paul, who was imprisoned because of his beliefs, wrote these 2 Letters to Timothy to encourage him by offering practical nitty-gritty wisdom.
“The Lord’s Approved Workman” 2Timothy 2:14
14Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.…
Combined Bible Dictionary and Commentary – Instead of looking for ways to question God’s Holy Word; let’s embrace The Bible. Although we may never understand all of the mysteries of God and His Word, (that’s why we need FAITH) we must seek out the message, the truth of all Scripture “that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2Timothy 3:17).
they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
Quest Study Bible/My Beliefs – How do we know what Doctrine (Teaching) is sound? 2Timothy 4:3. Sound Doctrine is the eternal, unchanging truth about God and the Gospel. Doctrine, teaching, that merely scratches “itching ears” cares nothing for the truth; it’s concern is that it sound good (or makes sense to us) and therefore we stumble over God’s Word and allow the enemy an opportunity to cause doubt in us regarding the validity of the Scriptures so that we pick and choose what we want to believe. Unfortunately, the unbelief of Christ as the Son of God, is a major stumbling block for many and our enemy rejoices at our loss.