Blog Posts from May 2018

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2 Timothy 4. Always keeping our eyes on Jesus

by slpcenglish

27 May – 2 June 2018. 2 Timothy 4 (click to read). With sadness we come to the end of Paul’s second letter to Timothy as well as the final phase of Paul’s own life. Paul is now imprisoned, his friends and coworkers have abandoned him, and he is facing his coming execution. But despite […]

1 Timothy 3. The importance of humbleness and service

by slpcenglish

20–26 May 2018. 1 Timothy 3 (click to read). One of the most common temptations we face is the temptation to grab hold of power. Sometimes we want power because our pride pushes us to want to stand above other people and make ourselves feel greater than them. We think having power over others makes us […]

Deuteronomy 28. The dangers of breaking a contract with God

by slpcenglish

13–19 May 2018. Deuteronomy 28 (click to read). For a long time in ancient Israel, the text of Deuteronomy 28 was lost. 2 Kings 22 tells us that when it was rediscovered and read to King Josiah, the text was so shocking the king tore his clothes in despair. Even though this text doesn’t apply […]

Deuteronomy 17–18. Overcoming temptations

by slpcenglish

6–12 May 2018. Deuteronomy 17–18 (click to read). Our lives are full of temptations. Some of us are tempted by popularity, by possessions and money, by power, or countless other things. It doesn’t matter whether we are great or small, pastors or lay people, men or women or children, we all struggle with temptations. That’s […]