Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
CSB Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Timothy 6:19

toggle collapse
"LAYING UP A GOOD FOUNDATION AGAINST THE TIME TO COME."
I. "THE TIME TO COME." PAUL HAD TOLD TIMOTHY THAT IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES WOULD COME. THE TIME IS COMING WHEN YOUR FAITH WILL BE TESTED TO THE LIMITS. IN THE TIME OF TESTING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD FOUNDATION.
A. In erecting a building, one of the most important things is a solid foundation.
B. Jesus spoke of two men who built houses, one was wise, the other foolish.
1. The one man was considered foolish because he built his house on the sand.
2. Jesus said the wise man dug deep and built his house on the Rock.
3. In looking at the houses standing there, there was probably no discernable difference, they both looked the same.
4. The difference showed up when the storm came, and the rain descended, and the flood waters flowed.
5. The house on the rock stood fast, whereas the house on the sand was washed away.
C. Jesus was using a physical example to illustrate a spiritual truth. For the houses He is referring to are the spiritual houses that we are building.
D. The question is, "What kind of foundation are you building on?"
II. THE VARIOUS TYPES OF FOUNDATIONS UPON WHICH PEOPLE HAVE BUILT THEIR SPIRITUAL HOUSES.
A. Some have built their spiritual houses on feelings.
1. They testify of some exotic feelings that they had.
2. They might say, "I know that it is true because I felt it."
3. They may speak of the feelings of inexpressible joy.
4. They may testify of feeling like liquid love was being poured over them.
5. They may talk of feeling so good.
6. This is building on sand.
7. Feelings will not stand the test of the storms that are coming.
8. You may testify of feeling like ten tons were suddenly lifted off of your shoulders, but what are you going to do tomorrow when it feels like someone has dumped a hundred tons on your head?
B. Others have built their houses on the word of others.
1. The preacher told me that if I would just join the church and pay my tithes regularly that I will be all right.
2. I was told that I was baptized when I was an infant. The date is written in the family Bible. The church tells me I was saved when I was baptized as an infant.
3. You are trusting in the word of man.
4. You must be careful, because different men say different things. How can you know they are not false prophets.
a. Jesus told us to beware of false prophets who would come in sheep's clothing.
b. They have told you that all roads lead to God. That it really doesn't matter which path you follow for eventually all roads lead to God.
c. The path is so broad that practically every one is on it.
d. Jesus said, "Straight is the gate and narrow is the path that leads to eternal life, and few there be that find it."
e. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no man can come to the Father but by Me."
f. I do not want something so important as my eternal destiny to hinge on the words of some man, I will put my trust in the words of Jesus.
5. You talk to some people about being born again, and they say "I'm Catholic." What is that supposed to mean?
a. I don't remember where Jesus said, "You must be a Catholic to enter the kingdom of heaven," but I do recall Him saying, "You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God."
C. Some are building on the sand of past experiences.
1. Again, I was baptized as an infant.
2. I went forward and said the sinners prayer in a Billy Graham crusade...
3. I joined the church, my name is still on the church rolls.
4. You cannot trust in past experiences.
5. Paul testified of a past experience when He met Jesus on the Damascus road. He said as a result of that experience, everything that he had counted gain up to that moment, he counted as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, Yea, doubtless I count all things as refuse, that I may know Him. Past experiences are not valid unless that are transmitted into present reality.
6. What you did thirty years ago is only valid, if it is a continuing experience in your life today.
D. The true foundation.
1. Jesus said, "He dug deep and laid his foundation on the rock."
2. What is the Rock?
a. None other than Jesus Christ. "My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand."
b. Paul wrote:
1CO 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay but that which is already laid which is Jesus Christ.
III. IN THE PARABLE JESUS SAID THAT THE STORMS CAME.
A. You can be sure that the storms are coming.
1. Our world is sitting on a powder keg, and the fuse is lit.
2. It is only a matter of time until those things that you have put your trust in are going to fail.
3. The middle east is a boiling cauldron that at any time can spill over into the rest of the world.
a. The Arab summit conference is meeting right now, and Khomeini the supreme leader of Iran is calling for the Arab nations to join together to clean the Holy Quds, or Jerusalem from the Zionists.
b. Listen to what Zechariah said about this 2500 years ago.
ZEC 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.
ZEC 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4. God's word speaks of a time in the last days when the whole earth will be shaken.
HEB 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaks For if they escaped not who refused him when He spoke on earth, how much less shall we [escape], if we turn away from Him who now speaks to us from heaven:
HEB 12:26 When He spoke, His voice shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I will shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
HEB 12:27 This [word], once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made by man, and only those things which cannot be shaken will remain.
HEB 12:28 Wherefore we shall receive a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
HEB 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.
B. Now is the time to check out your foundation.
1. If you wait until the storm hits, you will be too late to stand, your whole house will come tumbling down around you.
2. What kind of foundation have you built your house on?
3. The storm clouds are on the horizon, and it is only a matter of time until the storm hits with full fury. Will your house still be standing?
C. There is only one solid foundation. 1 CO 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Did you forget your password?


Register a new BLB account

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login