Finishing Well We are very good at beginnings, but not so good at finishing. The Apostle Paul wants the younger Timothy to finish well. As we close out our study of First Timothy, we are told what attitudes of the heart must be present for us to see the Will of God coming to fruition in our lives.
The Lordship of Christ We call Jesus of Nazareth Lord, we exalt Him in worship as King, but as the saying goes, words are cheap. The Apostle Paul in 1st Timothy 6 lays out in easy to understand terms what Lordship should look like in the believer’s life. Join us in this final chapter of 1st Timothy to gain insights to being a disciple.
What does a healthy Church Pastor relationship look like? Often, we are given to extremes when it comes to a Church’s relationship with a Pastor. Many times, Churches can be neglectful or Pastors can be tyrants unwilling to be accountable to anyone. The Apostle Paul provides us with insight on how to find a healthy balance. Join us in 1 Timothy 5 as we continue to study healthy relationships in the Church.
Practical Aspects to the Will of God We often think of the Will of God as some deep secret that for some reason God is holding back from us. In our study of 1 Timothy chapter five we once again are confronted with the truth that the Word of God is the Will of God. Join us in the opening verses of chapter five to see God’s will for our lives laid out in easy to understand terms.
Exercising Yourselves Unto Godliness The Apostle in 1 Timothy 4 tells us that physical exercise profits a little. His counsel to Timothy was to make sure that Timothy was exercising his spirit. The CDC tells us that 80% of Americans don’t get the recommended amounts of exercise each week. It’s a sure bet that the numbers are even worse when it comes to those in the church getting their spiritual exercise. But how does one exercise themselves spiritually? Join us as the Apostle Paul lays out a clear path for developing yourself spiritually.
Description of a Servant The Apostle Paul continues to lay out how a church is to be organized in chapter 3 of 1st Timothy. We move from the office of an elder to now the office of a deacon. Join us as he describes the character traits that must be present in a person’s life so that they might qualify to serve in the role of a deacon.
God’s Description of a Church Leader Whenever a Church is looking for a new pastor, a Pulpit Search Committee throws around terms such as, “Visionary, Vision Caster, Dynamic, Charismatic.” The focus much of the time is on ability rather than depth of character. Yet we find as the Apostle Paul describes a leader among God’s people, ability doesn’t seem to be his focus. Join us as we study 1 Timothy chapter 3 to discover what the Lord considers to be the most important qualities of a leader among His people.
The Role of Women in the Church It seems that the church today views women’s involvement through two extreme lenses. One takes the approach that women are to be barefoot, pregnant, and hidden from sight. The other wants to turn the entire day to day operation of the church over their control. But once again we find a wonderful balance in the Word of God. Join us in our study of 1 Timothy, as we find clarity when it comes to the role of women in the church.
The Feminization of Christianity For the last 300 years we have been witnessing men leaving the Church in large numbers. In many people’s minds Church is a woman’s thing. But as the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy in chapter two of First Timothy, it is clear God has given men a role to play in His Church. Join us this week in our study to discover how men are to behave in the Church.
Shipwrecked Faith The Apostle Paul knew trouble was coming to the church at Ephesus. To head off that trouble, he leaves Timothy there to steer the church into a healthy direction. Paul warns Timothy that there have been those in the church that are shipwrecked when it comes to faith. Paul gives Timothy the tools that will keep him from experiencing the same fate that others had experienced. Join us as we learn how to keep ourselves from becoming Shipwrecked in the Faith.