Strength and Transformation

August 13, 2017 | Series: Special. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Left to ourselves, we are all bad, but God is greater. He displays this in His transforming of the vile and strengthening of the weak, to do what only He can do.

Don’t Get Sidetracked by the Trivial

July 30, 2017 | Series: Special. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Bob Ray.

1 Timothy 1:1-11

God’s goal for us is this: to live a life of sincere and informed love and not for us to be ivory-tower theologians.”

God’s Glory

September 23, 2012 | Series: Special. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Tim Blankenship.

1 Timothy 1:12-17
Paul said that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” We are all sinners and He came into the world to save us, we have done nothing that he won’t forgive us for, all we have to do is ask, then He will receive the glory for saving us. In all things that we do, God should receive the glory.

Be Rich in Good Works

June 20, 2010 | Series: Radical Stewardship. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 6:17-19
Throughout Christian history the church has thought differently about money, often going between different extremes. But what does the Bible say about the church’s relationship to money? This text is one of the clearest in Scripture concerning money.

Guarding Against a Financial Crisis

June 14, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19
“Financial crisis” are two words that have entered the table talk of people everywhere. Our world defines a financial crisis as a time when assets suddenly lose their value. They occur when the stock markets crash or financial bubbles burst. Scripture, however, defines a financial crisis in radically different terms. These passages teach us that a real financial crisis occurs when riches displace God in our lives.

Persevering in the Good Fight

June 7, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 6:11-16,20-21
Scripture often teaches us that the Christian life is characterized by perseverance. We see this when Paul charges Timothy to “keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is contrasted to those who “wandered away from the faith.” In this sermon we examine what it means to persevere and how to do it.

Anatomy of Apostasy

May 31, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 6:3-10
Apostasy occurs when someone intentionally turns away from Christ. This is what the false teachers did in Ephesus. Throughout First Timothy, Paul devotes a lot of ink to identifying these men, explaining how to deal with them, and how to replace them. In this text, Paul exposes some critical elements in their lives that led to their spiritual demise. All of this sets the stage for what comes when he will exhort Timothy to “fight the good fight” of the faith.

The Gospel and Slavery

May 17, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 6:1-2
While slavery in the Roman Empire was different from slavery in Early American history, it was still a problem that the early church was forced to address. The result was that Paul directly addressed slaves more than any other group in his letters. In these two verses, Paul demonstrates that the heart of the church’s response is grounded in the gospel of Christ.

Recovering Biblical Leadership (Part 2)

May 10, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 5:17-25
The elders’ primary task is to make the voice of the Chief Shepherd crystal clear to His people, so that they follow Him. As the elders do this, they lead, feed, and protect the church according to the word of Christ. The church’s responsibility is to hold her leaders accountable for following the Word.

Recovering Biblical Leadership (Part 1)

May 3, 2009 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 5:17-18
The world has many opinions about the church and her leadership. Too often, these ideas have seeped into the church, thereby creating a crisis of leadership. If we will reflect Christ to our world, then it is necessary to recover a biblical model of leadership. In this sermon, we begin a short series that reveals what such leadership looks like.