Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of A Voice in the Darkness
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize 2 Timothy 2:1-2 and 2 Timothy 2:15

Week 50: Day 1

This week’s sermon, A Voice in the Darkness, with Robby Gallaty focuses on John 1:1-18. We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week (Days 1, 3, and 5). Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: 1 Timothy 1-3

1:1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2to Timothy, my genuine child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord! 3As I urged you when I was leaving for Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus to instruct certain people not to spread false teachings, 4nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. Such things promote useless speculations rather than God’s redemptive plan that operates by faith. 5But the aim of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 6Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion. 7They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not understand what they are saying or the things they insist on so confidently. 8But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately, 9realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers—in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching. 11This accords with the glorious gospel of the blessed God that was entrusted to me. 12I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry, 13even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14and our Lord’s grace was abundant, bringing faith and love in Christ Jesus. 15This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them! 16But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that in me as the worst, Christ Jesus could demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life. 17Now to the eternal King, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen. 18I put this charge before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, in order that with such encouragement you may fight the good fight. 19To do this you must hold firmly to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck in regard to the faith. 20Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, 2even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 4since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God and one intermediary between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle—I am telling the truth; I am not lying—and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8So I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute. 9Likewise the women are to dress in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. Their adornment must not be with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 11A woman must learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man. She must remain quiet. 13For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived, fell into transgression. 15But she will be delivered through childbearing, if she continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control. 3:1 This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” 2The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. 4He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 5But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 7And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. 8Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain, 9holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless. 11Likewise also their wives must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 12Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households. 13For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 14I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you 15in case I am delayed to let you know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, because it is the church of the living God, the support and bulwark of the truth. 16And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. (NET Bible)

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