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1st Timothy – Part 13 of 13 – Fight the Good Fight of Faith – August 20, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY As we approach the end of our study of Paul’s first letter to Timothy and the church at Ephesus, we will consider Paul’s final exhortations to Timothy. Paul begins by urging Timothy to persevere in his faith as he waits for Jesus’ return. Verse 12 best summarizes Paul’s final words […]

1st Timothy – Part 12 of 13 – August 13, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Faithfulness to the Scriptures will help protect the church from internal strife and the harmful consequences that follow pursuit of a materialistic lifestyle. This is the message of 1 Timothy 6, vv. 3-10. You will recall that the text before us is an ancient letter written by the apostle Paul […]

1st Timothy – Part 9 – Caring for the Family of God – July 16, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY In 1 Timothy 5 Paul gives Timothy guidelines for how he is to relate to various members of the church, with a special emphasis on widows. Church leaders should treat those they lead as they would members of their own family: their elders with respect, affection, and gentleness; their own […]

1st Timothy – Part 8 – What to Avoid – and What to be Absorbed In – July 9, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Sermon Summary In 1 Timothy 4:7-16, Paul encourages Timothy to be a good servant of Jesus Christ, constantly nourishing himself and his congregation on Biblical truth. Paul provides some practical instructions in a list of “dos and don’ts”—positive and negative commands to help Timothy stay on track: Negative Commands Have […]

Because of the Cross – Part 2 of 2: The Mega Mystery of Godliness

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Two weeks ago we celebrated Easter, which commemorates the destruction of death. Is “the destruction of death” an overstatement? Well, in fact, that is precisely the claim which Scripture makes (2 Timothy 1:10; John 5:24-25; 11:25-26). Last week we met an ancient hymn which rehearsed key truths about the true […]

Because of the Cross – Part 1 of 2: Our Common Confession

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary First Timothy 3:15-16 introduces a hymn which is older than the New Testament! Believers began singing shortly after Jesus rose from the dead and it quickly spread throughout the churches as a declaration of their faith in the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. But before Paul quoted the lyrics, he […]

Spiritual Checkup

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary The Christian life is meant to be one of progress and growth. 2 Peter 3:18 says: “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” How can we know if we are making real spiritual progress, and not merely deceiving ourselves with spiritual activity? You are […]

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