Godliness Over Gain

To thrive means living the life you were made to live in Christ. The reason why Christians are to put Godliness over earthly gain is because, for the Christian, Godliness IS Gain. 1 Timothy 6:3-10

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Leadership In The Church

Our culture doesn’t know what to do with leaders. Sometimes we worship and idolize them in such a way that we become blind to their glaring flaws. More recently, we tear them down.  We resemble kids at a birthday party swarming around a piñata, swinging away with glee. How do we relate to leaders? Are […]

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Benevolence

In our passage this morning, Paul is pressing in on a particular relationship that Timothy will need to give thought to – his relationship with the widows in the church. Paul is calling on Timothy to be generous! But he wants to make sure that Timothy adds wisdom to his generosity so that he doesn’t […]

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Family Matters

There has never been a generation more connected than ours. And, simultaneously, there has never been a generation more disconnected either.  Relationships matter. And in our passage this morning, the Apostle Paul is laying out some principles for fostering healthy relationships in the household of God.  1 Timothy 5:1-2

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Train Yourself For Godliness

While none of us is Timothy, and most of us are not pastors or elders, we are ALL called to ministry in our various spheres of life. We are a KINGDOM of PRIESTS! The lessons in this letter will make us better mentors and better evangelist. This word is FOR YOU.  1 Timothy 4:6-10

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Some Will Depart

The Ephesian elders had been charged by the Apostle Paul to protect the people of God but they failed in their assignment. In this passage, Paul is addressing the issues that the elders should have addressed. He’s knocking down lies and pointing the church toward the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-5

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Deacons

Last week we studied the qualifications for the elders of the church – the men who are called to teach and to exercise authority. Today, Paul has set before us the qualifications for the deacons – those whose ministry it is to serve. 1 Timothy 3:8-13

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Qualifications for Elders

We need to learn a lesson from the crisis in the church in Ephesus so as not to repeat it: An unhealthy eldership will RUIN a church. And WE ALL will be held accountable if that ever occurs. 1 Timothy 3:1-7

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Women In The Church

Our passage this morning is part of an extended teaching on how men and women should conduct themselves in the church. In verse 8 the Apostle Paul gave instructions for the men: They were to stop fighting and to start praying. In verses 9-10 he began his instructions for the women: They were to stop […]

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Men and Women in the Household of God

Our passage this morning is built on a premise that has been universally accepted by every generation up to our day, but which has recently been dismissed as barbaric and out of touch.  Our passage this morning is built upon the premise that men and women are equal but different.  In this text, Paul instructs […]

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