Thoughts From Timothy

According to …his mighty power

By Doug Forkner | June 9, 2022

Ephesians 1:16, 18-20a “Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;…(18) The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, (19) And what is the exceeding greatness…

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Above all…put all under….head over all

By Doug Forkner | July 14, 2021

Ephesians 1:21- 23 “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (22) And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to head over all things to the church, (23) which is…

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Every good gift…is from above

By Doug Forkner | July 7, 2021

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” This verse has been on my heart for several days.  It is as if the Holy Spirit of God has been prodding me to recall and…

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Daniel purposed in his heart

By Doug Forkner | June 30, 2021

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” As you are aware, Daniel was from a well-respected family in Israel.…

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Carest thou not….

By Doug Forkner | June 23, 2021

Mark 4:38 “And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they wake him, and say to him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” At the end of a long day of teaching by the seaside, and at Jesus direction, the disciples had started across the sea of…

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Be patient therefore

By Doug Forkner | June 16, 2021

James 5:7 “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and later rain.” Patience is one of those words that does not ‘taste’ good to us.  We want to run ahead…to…

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because ye were dear unto us

By Doug Forkner | June 9, 2021

I Thessalonians 2:8  “So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.” The Apostle Paul had a true love relationship with the dear people in the church of Thessalonica.  In chapter 1 he…

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And there went with him

By Doug Forkner | June 2, 2021

1 Samuel 10:26 “And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose heart God had touched.” As I have been reading through the book of 1 Samuel, I have again been struck by the changes that the Lord was making in Saul’s life.  He had been a…

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And Noah builded an altar

By Doug Forkner | May 26, 2021

Genesis 8:20 “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.” Isn’t it easy to go to the altar before God when you have just witnessed His deliverance?  Noah gets off of the ark, and the full impact…

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All things work together for good

By Doug Forkner | May 19, 2021

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” This verse has brought solace to thousands of hurting believers over the years.  It helps us to understand that the things we experience are not just ‘coincidence’.  Let…

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