Timothy's church

Life Bible Fellowship Church
Upland, California 91784
(909) 981-4848

About Timothy
  • Education: D.Min. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School M.Div. Talbot School of Theology, B.A. Biola University.
  • Experience: Senior Pastor since 1991. Associate Pastor to College and Singles from 1990-1991 College ministry Intern from 1989-1990.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: My passion is to communicate the Scriptures to postmodernity, especially for Christians seeking to live a life of authentic discipleship and seekers investigating what the Christian life is all about.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: A series on Jonah called "Fulfilling Your Life Purpose." In response to what God was saying during this series, one of our church members quit his job, became a missionary with a relief organization, and moved out of state.
  • Family: Married to Chris for 17 years. Four children, all boys, between ages 11 and 4.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Keep it short! Keep it interesting.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Let the text do its thing in people’s lives." Earl Palmer
  • Books that have had an impact: Haddon Robinson’s "Biblical Preaching" and John R. W. Stott’s "Between Two Worlds." Also Philip Yancey’s "What’s So Amazing About Grace," and Charles Colson’s "The Body."
  • Hobbies: Reading, Baseball, Golf, Fishing
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Once I talked about a construction site that had stopped building half-way through the project due to lack of funding. I used it as an example of not counting the cost. After the service, one of our musicians brought a first-time guest up to me and said, "I’d like to introduce you to my friend Bob. He owns that construction site you mentioned this morning." Fortunately, the musician was only joking!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Always Faithful
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  • The End Is In Sight

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    Jesus in the garden demonstrates his love for us and his example to us.

    Back in the 1990s, CBS carried a TV series called “Early Edition.” The series was about an unassuming Chicago stock broker named Gary Hobson who one day started receiving a copy of the Chicago-Sun Times a day early. None of the events described in Gary’s early edition have happened yet, and he has more

  • Extravagant Devotion

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 69 ratings

    Following Jesus means living a life of extravagant devotion to Jesus.

    Most people in our culture seem to think that it’s okay to be religious so long as you don’t take your religion too seriously. Many people today treat religion and faith as a kind of hobby, as if some people are into stamp collecting, some people are into building models airplanes, and other people more

  • The Grand Finale

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 60 ratings

    As we follow Jesus in the now, we can expect events in our life to foreshadow the grand finale, when he returns again.

    One of the things my four boys love most about summer time is watching fireworks. Whether it’s at a fourth of July show, or a show after a baseball game, my kids love watching fireworks. But when we’re watching a fireworks show, I can just about guarantee that my younger boys will keep asking me more

  • Living In The Now

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 170 ratings

    Instead of living in the future, God wants us to live in the now in light of the future.

    During the first Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 I noticed that many pastors in our communities changed their preaching during the conflict. No matter what they’d been preaching about prior to the conflict, it seemed like pastors throughout our nation decided that the conflict in Iraq would be a great more

  • Giving To Caesar, Giving To God

    Contributed on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    We owe our nation our support, but we owe God our wholehearted devotion.

    As you all know, our nation is at war. We’ve been expecting it to come for several weeks, but this week it finally came. And whenever war comes, it comes as a tragedy for all involved. And the dilemma for me as a pastor is what to preach about today. I’m sure many pastors will be interrupting more

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