Unpacking the Truths of Scripture
2 Timothy 4:1-5 lists the responsibilities of a preacher:
“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”
Dr. Lovelace has been preaching since 1980, in season and out of season. He has opened the Word to groups small and large in a variety of settings on four continents. His expository style, heart-felt delivery, and practical applications make his messages sought-after jewels.
Curt takes his listeners through a book at a time, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. This process allows for the preaching of the full counsel of God and forestalls any tendency to avoid topics that may be more difficult than others.
We invite you to listen to one of Curt’s messages. Our prayer is that God Himself will make His Word plain and carry you forward on your process of transformation into the likeness of His Son.
But we all, with open faces beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. — 2 Corinthians 3:18
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God expects His people to be truthful; witnesses to what is true in the world; even when truth-telling goes against the grain of society, the workplace – or the church.
God wants His people to “rest in Him”. When we covet the possessions and gifts of others we are failing to do this.
Depriving anyone of anything which properly belongs to him or her is contrary to God’s Word. This teaching involves all of God’s people; not just the ‘convicted felon’ among us.
Christians are not immune from immorality or from its fallout. We need to guard ourselves. God’s Word offers practical guidelines for healthy sexual behavior.
The message of today’s text is quite simple: God views human life as sacred. So should we!
Today the family is under attack from many sides. Yet what we have here is a clear call for a “respect-oriented” familial structure. God’s Word has not change. It still calls for mutual respect between the generations.
There is much controversy in the church as to just how much the 4th Commandment requires of us. What is clear, however, is that God requires that the Sabbath day be a special day, devoted even more to holiness than the other six.
Today, even good things are subject to being used in a profane manner. There is little that is viewed as Holy. Yet, God’s Name, often used in profanity, is intended to be Holy; to be revered as the Name of the One who holds healing in His hands. Christians especially need to be consistent in applying the use of God’s Name in appropriate circumstances.
God’s Word condemns the worship of idols and icons. Instead, God instructs us that we are to worship Him (and Him alone) in spirit and in truth.
The starting point for a satisfying and obedient life in Christ is our relationship to God, the Father. A correct understanding of His character is what’s necessary for a full life.