8 April 2018 Verse of the Day

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; (Colossians 2:9-10 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Qualifications for Overseers
1Ti 3:1
  Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 
1Ti 3:2  Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 
1Ti 3:3  not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 
1Ti 3:4  He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 
1Ti 3:5  (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 
1Ti 3:6  He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 
1Ti 3:7  He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. 
Qualifications for Deacons
1Ti 3:8  In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 
1Ti 3:9  They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 
1Ti 3:10  They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 
1Ti 3:11  In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 
1Ti 3:12  A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 
1Ti 3:13  Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus. 
The Mystery of Godliness
1Ti 3:14  Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 
1Ti 3:15  if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 
1Ti 3:16  Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. 

Some Will Depart from the Faith
1Ti 4:1
  The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 
1Ti 4:2  Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 
1Ti 4:3  They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 
1Ti 4:4  For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 
1Ti 4:5  because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 
A Good Servant of Christ Jesus
1Ti 4:6  If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 
1Ti 4:7  Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 
1Ti 4:8  For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 
1Ti 4:9  This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 
1Ti 4:10  That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. 
1Ti 4:11  Command and teach these things. 
1Ti 4:12  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 
1Ti 4:13  Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 
1Ti 4:14  Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 
1Ti 4:15  Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 
1Ti 4:16  Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard