Paul states what he expects of those who preach. They are to read the word publicly, then preach and teach the passage of Scripture, giving the clear sense of the passage. This preaching is meant to be modeled in word and deed.
The gospel is the matter of "first importance." What should this looks like for us practically?
We as husband and fathers must be born again and we must understand what the new birth really is. What does it mean to be "dead" in tresspassess and sins? What does it mean to be "made alive" together with Christ? How should we as men race to the cross as believers? What does it mean to be gospel-centered man?
Outside of our salvation, our wives are one of the most precious gifts the Lord gives us. Have we been taking this gift for granted? Do we marvel at the "good thing" the Lord has granted us? How can we better love and lead our wives spiritually?
It is far too easy to compartmentalize our lives. Church has one box, work has another. Have we been separating our walk with Jesus from our daily work? Does our work define us? Has it become an idol and our identity? Or have we become lazy on the job? How does Christ connect to my career?
Do Olympic athletes put in more effort for a perishable reward than we do for an eternial one?
"[W]ork out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:12-13)
Paul tells Timothy to avoid "irreverent, silly myths" (1 Timothy 4:7). What are some modern-day myths Christians are believing about the Bible? How can we grow in our discernment?