Sermon Series
  • 1. Counterfeit Theology

    Contributed on May 2, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,348 views

    How can you tell real doctrine from false? It involves knowing the source of the information and knowing the real thing very well.

    In this chapter Paul reveals the source behind the false doctrine that was spreading around Ephesus - commands Timothy to point them out, then encourages him to keep doing the things a pastor does, even if people put him down. As a pastor in this role Timothy needed: - A strong sense of ...read more

  • 2. Spotting False Doctrine

    Contributed on May 20, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,473 views

    Paul encourages Timothy to put an end to people who wanted to argue for argument’s sake. It gives us some information on how to spot bad teaching and stand up for what is right!

    Isn’t it great when everything goes well? Especially in churches - it’s a great feeling. But there are times when things aren’t going well at all - and at those times it calls for leaders to step up and for special measures to be employed. That’s the situation faced by Timothy. Timothy was a ...read more

  • 3. The Roles Of Women In The Church

    Contributed on May 20, 2005
    based on 104 ratings
     | 9,796 views

    This is among the most controversial sections in the Bible. Paul appears on the surface to be against women, but if you look at the context there is much more here - and more important issues than how we dress and act.

    There is no doubt that 1 Timothy 2 is among the most controversial passages of Paul’s writings. In this chapter it appears as if Paul calls men to pray and women to shut up - while dressed in sackcloth and ashes - staying home barefoot and pregnant. Although it is short - only 15 verses - it ...read more

  • 4. Spotting Bad Leaders - Growing Good Ones

    Contributed on May 20, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,941 views

    What makes good leadership material? It might surprise you that it’s not the strong, dictatorial man-in-charge, but is someone who models the gentle and giving spirit of Jesus.

    Timothy found himself in a pickle. False teachers had come in and were fomenting dissent among the men and using freedoms in Christ to pull women off into their deception and rebellion. Some of these men were leaders in the church. He needed a strong hand to put this troubled church back on ...read more

  • 5. Treating People Right

    Contributed on May 20, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,007 views

    What is the appropriate response to bad leadership, or people that you have to correct that are older or younger than you? Find out - along with how Paul told Timothy to treat widows on the church payroll.

    Paul gives Timothy some pastoral advice on how to treat various groups in the body of Christ: older and younger men, older and younger women, widows - and then elders. Finally he gives Timothy some very personal advice. It’s possible that these two groups - widows and elders - were the focus ...read more

  • 6. The Secret To True Contentment

    Contributed on May 20, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,120 views

    What is true contentment? Is it gaining security by gaining possessions? Learn the mistakes of loving things - even if you don’t have any.

    When is enough enough? Each day we Americans are bombarded with thousands of messages - many telling us that we aren’t complete until we buy the latest and greatest product. Whether its cars or houses or boats or computers - what you have is no good anymore. It has bred a society founded on the ...read more