Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The greatest enemies of Christianity, not unbelievers.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

the conjunctive particle gar which indicates the necessity for the continuation of the function of verse 17.

polloi a large number of believers or a majority.

Alexander the metal smith, 1TI 1:20; 2TI 4:14.

2TI 4:14The Lord will repay him according to his deeds.”

Alexander the metal smith, 2TI 4:14; Phygelus and Hermogenes, 1TI 1:20; Demas, 2TI 4:10.

Paul mentioned Peter needing to be rebuked, GAL 2:11-14.

Euodia and Syntyche, two women who were fighting in the church at Philippi, PHI 4:2.

Archippus, who wasnt doing his job as a pastor in COL 4:17.

Turn to 1TI 1:19-20

3JO 1:9I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say.”

Communication does not mean defense, rather it means to rest our case by stating the truth through facts and appealing to the Supreme court of heaven.

No pastor can fulfill his ministry of study and teach without the double honor principle – first attack is to attack respect for the communicator.

No pastor can teach without authority just as no pastor can devote his time to study without remuneration.

Turn to PHI 3:18

2CO 13:8For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.”

Turn to PHI 4:22

The more they intensified their efforts to destroy Paul, the more they intensified his happiness.

MAT 10:36and a mans enemies will be the members of his household.”

PSA 55:12-13For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear {it}; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him. “But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend. “We who had sweet fellowship together, Walked in the house of God in the throng.”

pres/act/ind – peripateo (peripatousin) = to walk, to live, to progress, to conduct oneself.

Turn to PHI 1:15

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