Sermon Series
  • 1. False Teaching

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2017
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    Wolves have entered the church and Paul writes to correct the errors that they're promoting

    It’s interesting that the two places where Paul spent the most time in his missionary travels, Corinth and Ephesus, appear from his letters to have the most problems. He certainly spends a lot of his time writing to correct the errors that were being introduced by certain people. But then we ...read more

  • 2. True Gospel

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2017
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    Paul wants Timothy to confront some of the elders and leaders of the church who’ve deviated from the truth, Paul uses the language of a fight, of conflict and war, to describe the struggle that Timothy is engaged in

    Imagine for a minute that you’re Timothy. If you can, think back to what it was like to be 30! Now, imagine you’re slightly reserved, perhaps a little timid. You’ve travelled around with Paul, but now he’s left you in charge of the church at Ephesus. At long last, you receive a letter from ...read more

  • 3. Worship

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2017
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    Paul tells us how we should conduct ourselves when we come together to worship. He speaks separately to men and women. The issues are different for men and women

    In 2:3&4 Paul says: “This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” He reminds us that there is only one God and only one mediator between God and humanity, Jesus Christ. So he first asks us ...read more

  • 4. Leaders

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2017
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    Leadership is no small thing, it’s not to be entered into lightly. But to be a leader is to desire a noble thing. Paul describes he qualifications of Christian leaders.

    Sermon from Rev George Hemmings Yesterday was a very important day for Australia. Yesterday, we exercised our power to elect a new government. Regardless of what you thought about the main candidates and parties, or their policies, voting is a great privilege and a big responsibility. We get to ...read more

  • 5. Pursue Godliness

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2017
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    re you working on your own personal spiritual walk with God? Are you training yourself to be more loving, more joyful, more peaceable, more patient, to show more compassion, more humility, to be more self-controlled, more content?

    I want to talk to day about how we can be spiritually healthy. We'll come back to the first few verses later but for now just notice what he says in v6: “6If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the ...read more

  • 6. Shepherding The Flock

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2017
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    Shepherding the flock involves dealing appropriately with elders, women, widows, young men, Not harshly but with love.

    Over the last couple of weeks we've looked at the criteria for choosing elders and deacons, we've read Paul's instructions to Timothy to guard his inner life, to train himself in holiness, and now we come to more instructions, this time to do with how he's to relate to others in the congregation ...read more

  • 7. Focus On What Counts

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2017
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    The major threat facing the church is False Teaching. So Paul encourages Timothy to concentrate on what matters most.

    Sermon by Rev George Hemmings I wonder what you think the greatest threat facing the church is? Secularism and the push to privatize religion? The rise of militant atheism that’s always ready to attack Christianity? Perhaps it’s young people with their lack of respect? Or old ...read more