Posts by Tyler Lynde (Page 2)

Posts by Tyler Lynde (Page 2)

Titus 1 | Don’t Be A Cretan

As we have just completed the letters that Paul wrote to Timothy, we now come to one written to his lesser-known companion, Titus. Collectively, these letters are known as the Pastoral Epistles because they give instruction to church leaders on how to lead properly. Paul has been traveling throughout the Gentile world establishing churches and he at times leaves behind his protégés whom he calls sons to further the work that he began. Such is the case in Crete where…

2 Timothy 1 | Pass It On

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Tim. 1:5-7 What is the first question a…

1 Timothy 6 | Beware of Nibbles

I was flipping through the channels with my 2 youngest boys the other day when I came across one of the Christian channels. There was a poorly drawn cartoon rat on the screen eating cheese boldly in front of a family who was looking on in terror. It caught my attention so I stopped to see what was being said. The host of the show, a very well-known TV Evangelist, had a guest who was explaining what happens when people…

1 Timothy 5 | May The Real Church Stand Up

In the book of 1 Timothy, Paul is writing in a fatherly way to his young protégé Timothy.  He has reminded him of the importance of watching out for false teachers and holding fast to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He also reiterates the value of prayer and the qualifications for those who would be leaders in the household of God. In chapter 4, Paul calls Timothy to live an exemplary Christian life so that those in his care…

Revelation 18 | The Final Countdown

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a child of the 80s. As we are coming to the end of Revelation a song keeps playing on a loop in my head. It is the song, “Final Countdown” by a band named Europe. It had a driving beat and few words so as to be easily remembered. It’s interesting that the words of the song have to do with escaping the earth in a rocket ship because of the apocalypse.…

Revelation 14 | Endure To The End

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…

Revelation 11 | They’re Only Mostly Dead!

In the iconic movie, The Princess Bride, the central character, Wesley, (the good guy), is tortured unjustly until it appears he dies. When his friends find him, they take him to Miracle Max to ask if he can be brought back to life. Played brilliantly by Billy Crystal, Max tells them Wesley isn’t dead but is only mostly dead. He then proceeds to use billows made for a fireplace on Wesley. In the end, he recovers from his condition so…

Revelation 6 | The Endurance Test

When I was a kid growing up in Wyoming we didn’t have a television at home. It was a personal conviction my parents had; television was not spiritually beneficial. Looking back on it now, I can definitely see their point as culture continues to spiral downward into chaos. With that backdrop, when I was probably 9 years old one of the local churches in Sheridan brought in a couple of movies to show to the community. They were called “A…

2 John | Love and Truth Belong Together

The apostle John was known as the disciple whom Jesus loved. He was in the Lord’s inner circle that included Peter, James, and John. He was part of the dynamic brother duo: James and John, who were called the “Sons of Thunder”. In one vivid incident, we observe the siblings exhibiting some truly thunder-like qualities. Jesus and His disciples were traveling through Samaria on their way to Jerusalem when they ran into trouble. Jesus attempted to find one place for…

John 21 | Deja Vu

Have you ever experienced a déjà vu moment? That’s the strange feeling that you get when you’re in a situation that feels like you’ve been in the exact same situation before. In John 21, we see several of these kinds of moments. Did you recognize them when you were reading this passage? If not, take a moment and read it again looking for these times and then come back to this conversation. I’ll point out just a few of these…