Blog Archive: Kirk M

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Kirk M @blessings2you

Verse 9 of 1 Timothy 6 begins with the word “but” . But always sets in contrast what is being said with what was said before. What came before verse 9? And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:8 How many people in... read more
536 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 19, 2014
One of the reasons I believe the Lord has led me to spend so much time in 1 Timothy 6 is the stark reality regarding greed and materialism it presents. Because of this, many of the things we are studying hit home with us and cause us to sincerely take... read more
586 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 18, 2014
In June of 1985, directly tied into the demise of the ministry I had served in for many years and being thrust into the position of needing to make a living, I ended up experiencing firsthand what we are seeing in 1 Timothy 6:9. In a matter of a few... read more
918 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 17, 2014
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 1 Timothy 6:9 Those who deliberately make up their minds to become rich, “fall into” some... read more
639 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 16, 2014
I worked “full time” for the ministry I served in for about 10 years. What this meant was that I was on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to handle emergencies that came up with God's people. What this meant was driving about 40,000... read more
684 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 15, 2014
We saw in 1 Timothy 6:68 the simplicity of life reflected in the willingness to be content in having food and clothing provided for us by God. But what happens when people are NOT content with just “getting by” or strictly having their... read more
577 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 13, 2014
We saw yesterday that contentment basically means sufficiency which is having one's needs met. The question that appears to baffle many is what constitutes “need” . A multiplicity of factors comes together when establishing what... read more
975 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Jun 12, 2014
We have seen many ugly things recently while studying 1 Timothy 6. I wish at times the Bible was a pretty garden full of nothing but roses but that is not the way it is. God tells things the way they are and the way things were when 1 Timothy 6 was... read more
722 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 11, 2014
We saw in a previous blog in 1 Timothy 6:4, 5 the downward progression of what happens to a person when they reject the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ and stray from the doctrine which is founded upon and based on godliness as opposed to... read more
709 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 10, 2014
Of all the horrific and devilish doctrines that have crept into modern Christianity, the idea that God wants His people to be wealthy so that they can enjoy the good life has to be near the top of the list. The apostle Paul did not forbid believers... read more
505 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 09, 2014
Later today I will be making Blest a new prayer closet (in a literal closet) so she can pray for the 68 hours Pooh will be in surgery tomorrow. Many of you do not know Pooh (poodle lady, Sandy), but she has been a faithful supporter of Christian Blog... read more
697 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 08, 2014
When a person turns his or her back on and walks away from the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the sound doctrine built on godliness instead of the hypocrisy of pseudopiety, such a person ventures into a land wrought with spiritual... read more
890 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 06, 2014
2... These things teach and exhort. 3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about... read more
803 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 05, 2014
We know that the Book of Acts concludes with the Apostle Paul under house arrest in Rome. This arrest was the end result of his capture in Jerusalem in Acts 21. Paul was bounced around from one magistrate to another for well over two years. Finally... read more
679 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jun 04, 2014
13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and... read more
864 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 03, 2014
Wherever these final few blogs on the topic of covetousness take us, I am absolutely sure they will not be well received and probably ignored. Why do I say this? Because people, including God's people, do not like hearing the truth about “the... read more
821 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 02, 2014
There is an extreme danger of falling into some very bad things whenever we focus our thinking too long on anything unrelated or contrary to God. Idolatry is a heavy duty topic within the Word of God and one that cannot be ignored, belittled, made... read more
846 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Jun 01, 2014
Every one of us has made huge mistakes in our lives that we deeply regret and in some cases really knocked us for a loop or inadvertently ended up hurting those we love. Each one of us has done and said things that ended up being out in left field... read more
684 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 30, 2014
One of the major contributing factors in the decline and ultimate destruction of the First Century Church was the attitude toward money within the Church and especially the leadership of the Church. When the simple joy of service was replaced with... read more
713 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 29, 2014
5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.... read more
710 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 28, 2014
26 years ago today, God made His deliverance of my wasted and destroyed life official. Only through His amazing grace and fathomless mercy did He pluck this sorry excuse for a man off the trash heap of destruction and rejection and give him a second... read more
661 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 27, 2014
In my grandparent's generation, every penny was looked upon as gold and each one was saved religiously and never wasted. My grandmother grew up in a small “house” in an even smaller “town” in the middle of the Flint Hills in... read more
658 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 26, 2014
No one who loves God wants to be found guilty of covetousness. No one who deeply cares about serving God and His people wants to be rejected due to being a covetous person. No one who genuinely prays to maintain a pure heart free from the pollution of... read more
643 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 25, 2014
It is critical that we understand the battle we are engaged in when it comes to doing the right thing and attempting to stand faithfully upon God's Word. We are constantly bombarded by people and situations that seek to separate us from God and... read more
766 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 23, 2014
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Luke 16:13 Jesus makes it abundantly clear in this verse that no servant can... read more
754 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 22, 2014
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