Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Setting Hopes on God? or Riches?

Read: 1 Timothy 6:17-21 In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of the East Coast of North America, wreaking havoc on much of the mainland Carolinas, New Jersey, and New York. At the time, Grant and I were living in Princeton, New Jersey (about an hour...
Where Are You Weakest?

Where Are You Weakest?

By Grant Vissers Read: 6:11-16 This passage begins Paul’s final instructions to Timothy, where Paul once again speaks over Timothy’s life and straight to his identity in Jesus. I remember the first time someone spoke the word leader over my life. It was a powerful...
Be Content With Who You Are

Be Content With Who You Are

Read: 1 Timothy 6:1-10 In Desiderata of Love, Max Ehrmann writes, “Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.” In this poem, he speaks of quiet contentment. This is not to say never change jobs or...
Guard Your Leaders

Guard Your Leaders

By Grant Vissers Read: 1 Timothy 5:17-20 I feel a little awkward writing my thoughts on this particular passage. Especially when Paul writes, “Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and...