Upholding the Gospel as a Church

November 2, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:18-20

The final three verses of the first chapter of Paul’s first letter to Timothy reveal three important ways in which the church of Ephesus is commanded, through a personal address to Timothy, to uphold the gospel. This provides for us a clear view of what makes a church healthy.

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

October 26, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

The Gospel concretely transforms Christians in at least four ways. Paul explains what happens to evey Christian in conversion by way of his own conversion.

Using the Law Lawfully

October 19, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:8-11

The false teachers in Ephesus made a critical error in misunderstanding the law. Paul corrects them here by demonstrating the proper use of God’s law. He shows us that the law was given not to empower, but to reveal our weakness and drive us to seek mercy at the cross.

The Proper Effect of Sound Doctrine

October 5, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:5-7
Love is the product of the Gospel. Sound doctrine cultivates sacrificial love.

The Characteristics of False Doctrine (Part 2)

September 28, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:3-7
In an age of information overload, how can we determine truth from error?

The Characteristics of False Doctrine (Part 1)

September 21, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:3-7
Spiritual discernment is necessary within the church.

Introducing First Timothy

September 14, 2008 | Series: The Pastoral Epistles. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

1 Timothy 1:1-3
An introduction to and background of Paul’s first letter to Timothy.