Even as Christ fought the good fight of faith before Pontius Pilate, we as Jesus’ children flee the world’s evil and pursue eternal life.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-16

ESV Text: 1 Timothy 6:3-16


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 6
3 If 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; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

     6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 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. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

     13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 658:
Onward Christian Soldiers

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 
Christ, the royal Master, 
Leads against the Foe; 
Forward into battle 
See His banners go! 
Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 

2. Like a mighty army 
Moves the Church of God; 
Brothers, we are treading 
Where the saints have trod. 
We are not divided, 
All one body we, 
One in hope and doctrine, 
One in charity. 
Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 

3. Crowns and thrones may perish, 
Kingdoms rise and wane, 
But the Church of Jesus 
Constant will remain. 
Gates of hell can never 
‘Gainst that Church prevail; 
We have Christ’s own promise, 
And that cannot fail. 
Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 

4. Onward, then, ye faithful, 
Join our happy throng, 
Blend with ours your voices 
In the triumph-song; 
Glory, laud, and honor 
Unto Christ the King; 
This, through countless ages, 
Men and angels sing. 
Onward, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 


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