Timothy, here’s what you need to do: Guard the Gospel. Keep it front and center in the church. Preach the Gospel, Timothy. Live the Gospel. Advance the Gospel. And if necessary, Timothy, die for the Gospel. That is the trust that is given to you.
People talk all the time about what they’re looking for in a church. But what is God looking for in a church? That’s the question we should be asking. It’s not for the church to decide what is important and then look for Bible texts to support our passion. We must start with the Bible, where God tells us what’s important to Him, so we can follow after His passion. Discover God’s passion for His people in this ten-sermon series.
Because there is one Gospel, it stands that it must be for all people. What kind of people are going to get this job done? That’s what 1 Timothy 3 is about. We are looking today at Gospel Character. I want you to see the character and the competence of effective Christian leaders.
“Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.” 1 Timothy 5:3-4 (NIV) If […]
“The elders who direct the affairs of the church are worthy of double honor…” 1 Timothy 5:17 (NIV) Gifted and godly leaders are a sign of God’s blessing on a church. Leaders who don’t know what they’re doing are a sign of God’s judgment. Where do I get that? In a time when God’s judgment […]
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:6-8, NIV) The message today comes in two parts. Paul speaks to “those who are rich” (v17), and […]
“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses… I charge you to keep this command […]
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