— 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!
In 2 Timothy Paul changes subjects–he has been exhorting and encouraging Timothy to grow bold about the Gospel, God’s Word, and sound doctrine and to not be ashamed of the Apostle Paul himself, even though there is great pressure from persecution.
Paul describes God’s promises to His loyal ones. God rewards loyalty, but not disloyalty. The promises of security, motivation and comfort are yours if you are His. Paul gives a song, a verse or a poem of deep theological truth which will blow you away.
Are we good at worship? Are we worshiping the right God, for the right reasons, in the right way? Do we even know what worship is? In John 4, Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman, and we can learn from their conversation what God expects in our worship.
We continue in 2 Timothy and look at how the farmer paints a picture of the Christian life we need to pursue.
We continue to exposit 2 Timothy 2, with Paul’s plea to Timothy to live aggressively–not only like a coach or like a soldier, but like an athlete. It will encourage your determination for Christ, your focus on Christ, and your satisfaction in Christ.
Paul commands Timothy to live and minister like a soldier. The Christian life is not passive, but aggressive. When a Christian lives like a soldier, he can live more fruitfully and more effectively for God’s glory.
Paul will instruct Timothy and you about the power to train, the procedure to train and the price to train others. All parents, disciplers, shepherds and those who care about the next generation will love this.
We are highlighting many of the distinctives of FBC and celebrating our future plans, as we celebrate God’s grace and goodness to the family of FBC.
Paul motivates Timothy with the positive impact of a courageous example and the negative impact of a cowardly example. In verses 15-18, Paul encourages Timothy to be a model that actually promotes Christ-like courage. This is encouraging truth especially for dads, disciplers, men and women.
Second Timothy 1:12-14 is Paul’s instruction to Timothy on how you can grow courageous. Paul hopes Timothy will grow confident in Christ and firmly committed to God’s Word in order to live unashamed, not embarrassed and increase in boldness over Christ, the Gospel and his ministry. You and I need this passage.