— Last Sunday's Sermons —
Paul challenges Timothy with the serious importance of preaching God’s Word. The first indicator of a healthy church is the nature of its pulpit. This also affects parents as you seek to teach the Word to your children or disciple a student or impact a spouse with the truth. You and I need to hear just how important preaching is to God.
Chris Mueller will take us through key passages in Scripture, laying the biblical foundation for marriage. Marriage (and all other relationships) are created by God and we are to follow His “blueprint” so that we bring Him glory through those relationships!
We are expositing 2 Timothy 3:16 to 17 on depending on the Word of God. The nature of God’s Word, the benefits of God’s Word, and the purpose of God’s Word demand our dependence on God’s Word. This is a life changer and a great new year blessing for all of us.
Paul teaches Timothy how to navigate through difficult times. Paul describes our times and challenges Timothy to remain resolute and to remember his roots in verses 13 to 15.
We will survey Matthew 2, describing the greatness of our Savior in becoming a man and proclaiming His Gospel.
We will survey these passages describing the greatness of our Savior in becoming a man and proclaim his GOSPEL
Paul reminds Timothy of his active, passive and godly example that was and continues to be so influential in Timothy’s life. Timothy needs to be reminded since, just as Paul was persecuted, so Timothy will be persecuted. And just as Paul had to be tough about truth, Timothy must be unbending on upholding apostolic truth.
Timothy is really struggling in Ephesus. Many didn’t believe the truth, but the few who did were confused and struggling with errant teachers. The church was tangled as to who and what to believe, so Paul teaches Timothy how to stand for truth in an age of error.
We continue in 2 Timothy with part two of “Sheep Don’t Hand with Goats, focusing on the character of those who are phony. Paul warns us to avoid this type of church attender like the plague. Paul gives guidelines, the Spirit calls for repentance, and Christ displays His love by helping you know the distinction between the real and the fake.
Chapter three begins with a challenge about tough times, which are ahead for believers. Surrounding us in the Church will be others who claim to be saved, but are actually make-believers–not saved. Paul exposes their character in verses 1 to 5 and commands his son, Timothy, to avoid such men as these.
This week Phil Johnson will be discussing the looming controversies in the evangelical movement and describe how all of them stem from the same epistemological shift that gave us postmodernism. He will explain how people in our generation use different logic and a different notion of truth and certainty than any prior generation in western history and how it has affected the church.
Being truly grateful.
Paul tells Timothy, a useful tool in God’s service has a heart for reaching unbelievers with the Gospel–not only the receptive ones, but the ones who are fighting you. Paul encourages Timothy and us with a reminder that His most sought after tools are those who long to share the good news.
We will look at the gospels and the wisdom of Jesus on money. As Christians, we must live wisely with whatever the Lord gives us, and be careful not to allow the things we own to own us.