Treasuring Jesus Over Treasuring Riches

Contentment is a feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status or situation. The word literally means, “self-sufficiency” but not being independent in terms of not needing God; it’s a trust and a joy that is in God. For many of us, we find our contentment in earthly riches, pursuits, relationships, etc. Let’s look at 1 Timothy 6:17-21 to see where our contentment and hope is to be found.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-21

A Charge to the Church to Persevere!

If the church is going to persevere and keep their eyes on Jesus, we need to be a people who run from sin, who pursue godliness, who fight for truth and take hold of the life we have in Jesus.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-16

The Gospel Leads to Eternal Joy

Sound Doctrine is a Christian’s starting point for a life of godliness and contentment. The core of sound doctrine is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sound Doctrine – the Gospel – produces godliness and contentment. Godliness with contentment is great gain. This great gain is eternal joy that begins at the moment of salvation and endures for eternity. Indeed, the Gospel leads to Eternal Joy – joy in Christ.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:3-10

The Gospel and Slavery

Philip Graham Ryken said, “part of our sinful nature instinctively chooses to see what we want to see, and to ignore what we want to ignore until it’s too late and the damage is done.” The example of slavery is one such blind spot. In 1 Timothy 6:1-2, we’ll walk through Paul’s instructions to Christians who are living in an infrastructure of slavery and explain how they ought to live.

Scripture::1 Timothy 6:1-2

Caring for Your Leaders

The culture of a church staff and its members should look different from the world. There should be a love and a respect that members and leaders have for one another. God’s design is not only seen in marriage, parenting, manhood, or womanhood but it’s also seen in the way we behave and believe as a church, even how we treat and respond to our leaders.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:17-25

Biblical Womanhood

There are no ordinary people. You have never met a mere mortal. → C. S. Lewis.

We are all persons who will live an eternity, and a woman has an unbelievable influence and leadership in the lives of so many people. Ladies, we are thankful for you and your presence in our lives.

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27; 3:7-9; 1 Peter 3:7; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; 2 Timothy 1:3-7

Taking Care Of One Another

What marks the church? Preaching of the gospel, discipline, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Additionally, when you look at the very beginning of the church you see a care and commitment to help those who were defenseless and vulnerable. In this passage we’ll see how God wants us to care take of one another.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:1-16

The Dos and Don’ts of a Healthy Ministry

Focus on godliness as the foundation for all of life. Seeking the disciplines of the faith in following God: reading/studying/living out the Word, work diligently at serving the Lord through the gifts God has placed in you, guard your life and doctrine.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 4: 6-16

 

The Inevitable Attack of Apostasy

In 1 Timothy 1:4-5, the Apostle Paul shares with us that we should not be surprised when teaching that contradicts the message of Jesus crops up.

Scripture: Acts 20:29-30; 1 Timothy 4:1-5

Who We Are Because of Who He Is

As the church of the living God, we don’t take our cues from culture. We don’t look to politics to inform/educate ourselves about truth, marriage, leadership. As the church of the living God, we have His Word and what is more stable, powerful than the Word of God?!?

Let’s look at 1 Timothy 3:8-16 to see what God tells us about the church of the living God.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:8-16