Paul encourages young pastor Timothy to pray always for those in authority so that the Gospel may be propigated throughout the world. God wants to seek and save the lost.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Topic: Knowing God's Will
Paul gives us three pictures of the church in this passage. As members of the family of God we have the privileges of belonging, companionship, provision and protection. We also have the joy of making a unique contribution to the family. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Church . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-19, Daniel 2:31, 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
Is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus? First, would it even be possible for someone in Heaven to know what's happening on earth, and be able to hear us say anything? Many assume the answer is no. But in Matthew 17, Moses and Elijah clearly already knew the events going on when they appeared with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration. In Luke 15...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 15:7-7, Revelation 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 2:5-5, Deuteronomy 8:9-14
Russell Moore shares his insights about tension during the holiday season. Here are his wise suggestions: "We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members...
Author: Russell Moore
Scripture: Proverbs 29:23-23, Hebrews 12:14-14, Matthew 13:29-30, 1 Timothy 3:7-7
If we do not battle our sinful desires, Satan wins. Victorious Christian living will silence our critics, point people to God and bring others into the family. We all fight a spiritual battle, whether we recognize it or not. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Luke 6:22-23, John 15:18-25, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Matthew 22:17-21, 1 Peter 2:4-12
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
God wants us to pray specifically. Pray for your enemies, for the unsaved, for national and spiritual leaders, for your neighbors, co-workers and family. In praying for them, God will transform you. Preached at Southeast Christian Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Luke 6:37-38, 1 Timothy 2:1-2
We must recognize that love trumps knowledge. Freedom has two boundaries: God's commands and love for others. Paul teaches us that there are three kinds of weaker brothers: the true weaker brothers, the professional weaker brothers and the phantom weaker brothers. Paul chose sacrifice over his own personal rights. We must beware of legalism and excess liberty.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8 - 9, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 1 Timothy 1:5-7, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 4:19 - 5:3
Getting the gospel right matters. We must see God correctly, and teach the right view of God. When we model the Christian faith, our sheep see what a true believer looks like. Have you soft-sold the message of the gospel to hold onto the people? The church of today needs repentance. desiringgod.org
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:1-16
Topic: Assurance of Salvation
Worry is unproductive and ultimately lead to disobedience. God's joy is to provide faithfully for His people. We must simply carry out the tasks He has given us to do and walk in intimacy with Him.
Speaker: Justin Beadles
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19, Luke 12:13-31, Matthew 6:25-33
Paul teaches in his first letter to Timothy that we should be humble toward others, cling to the truth and avoid materialism. We should always try to do what is right, to be devoted to God, and to have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. We have to fight to keep our faith.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:1-5, 1 Timothy 6:1-10, Psalm 62