The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 6

Slaves and Masters 1 Timothy 6 addresses three more specific groups within the church and Timothy himself again. First, Paul gave instructions for slaves (1 Timothy 6:1-2). Similar to the instructions in Ephesians 6:5-7 (written just a couple of years earlier), Paul told Timothy that Christian slaves should respect their masters and work well for them because this glorifies God and keeps a good reputation in the community. For those who have “BELIEVING MASTERS,” this is true “ALL THE MORE.” Sadly, it [...]

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Why Am I A Dispensationalist? | Vincenzo Russo

Vincenzo Russo is laymen living in Ashford, a little town in the county of Kent, England with his wife, Manuela. He works as Software Architect in London, and usually goes by the name of Vince or Vinnie. He used to be a computer geek, but these days he is more of a theology one.  My name’s Vincenzo Russo; I’m 36 years old and am originally from Naples, Italy. I have been living in the UK since 2008 and am currently [...]

By | 2018-03-21T08:18:22+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Dispensational Theology|Tags: |2 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 5

Caring for the Widows of the Church 1 Timothy 5 returns to instructions about certain groups in the church, specifically widows and elders. The church is to be a family of families, meaning that we should relate to each other as fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters (1 Timothy 5:1-16). Like one would take care of an aging grandparent, Paul said that the congregation is responsible for widows in their church family, but only under certain conditions. First, if the widow has family [...]

By | 2018-03-07T20:13:25+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Am I A Dispensationalist? | Bradley Maston

Pastor Bradley Maston, Fort Collins Bible Church I grew up in a Christian home. A missionary home. A home that emphasized God’s love and pronounced His Grace Gospel to the world. From my earliest years, I dedicated my time and energy to serving Jesus and making His gift of salvation known to us. I have always known that Jesus loves me, through good times and bad, through periods of rebellion and periods of obedience. I was always an ardent student [...]

By | 2018-03-06T22:56:37+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Dispensational Theology|Tags: |1 Comment

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 4 is different from the other chapters around it because Paul broke from his instructions to groups so he could focus on Timothy again. In this chapter, he gave Timothy three sets of warnings or encouragements. Expose False Teachers First, Timothy was to watch out for false teaching that would arise within the congregation (1 Timothy 4:1-5). Even though elders and deacons should have godly character traits, Paul had already warned the original Ephesian elders that “wolves” would enter the [...]

By | 2018-03-02T08:29:00+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Am I A Dispensationalist? | Jacob Reinhardt

I'm Jacob Reinhardt, and I am a dispensationalist.[1] To explain why I am a dispensationalist, I have to trace my life in two different phases. First, there are the years of receiving implied dispensational thought, though I didn't realize it. Second, there are the more recent years when I became a more convinced dispensationalist! I grew up in church, and was saved at five years old. When I began to take my faith more seriously at age 14, I spent a very [...]

By | 2018-02-27T18:26:27+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Dispensational Theology|Tags: |0 Comments

The Late Great Billy Graham

Aaron Richert “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” – 1 Timothy 5:17 Today the famed Evangelist, Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord today at age 99.  He lived a very long and influential life. Many are taking today to remember his influence, and others are recalling their salvation testimony and linking it to his ministry. Then there is another group who are taking the time [...]

By | 2018-02-22T08:14:36+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |2 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | 1 Timothy 3

1 Timothy 3 continues Paul’s instructions for specific groups in the local church, continuing with the elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7). In the New Testament, the terms “overseer” and “shepherd” describe the main functions of the elders, i.e., they rule over the congregation and protect it (like fathers of a family; 1 Timothy 1:5). Contrary to what many Bible colleges and seminaries may teach, the eldership is not something that a man should wait to see if he is called to. The apostle [...]

By | 2018-02-22T07:49:06+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Am I A Dispensationalist? | Chris Giles

  Chris Giles is a layman living in Forney, Texas with his wife, Fran, and their four children. I am nothing more than a layman who has spent the majority of his life in church. Although I was raised a Catholic, I was always an outsider. I never quite fit in to the ritual, the liturgy, or the rites of the Catholic church. I found the Bible to be interesting and would read the large picture Bible that I had [...]

By | 2018-02-19T13:52:52+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Dispensational Theology|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Am I A Dispensationalist? | Pastor Mark Goad

Pastor Mark Goad My name is Mark Goad.  I was born in 1964 in a Navy hospital at Millington Naval Air Station in Millington, TN.  My dad was a Navy Chaplain and later Pastored a Baptist Church in Southeast GA.  I was saved at age 12 and immediately gained a desire to learn more of God's word. My first exposure to Dispensational Theology came through my dad's preaching.  I was a teenager at the time.  I went to college, got [...]

By | 2018-02-15T08:58:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Dispensational Theology|Tags: |0 Comments