Sermon Series
  • 1. The Goal Of God’s Command

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2010
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    Paul spells out the specific goal in this text and some problems we might encounter. 1- The goal - God’s command 2- The problem - men’s controversies 3- The truth - God’s law

    INTRO.- Goals in life. Do you have any? Did you have any when you were young? I wanted to be Superman but that didn’t work out and the role of King of the Cowboys was already taken! More than likely you were like most of us; you just wanted to be able to make a living and raise your kids to ...read more

  • 2. A Trustworthy Saying

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2010
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    More trustworthy sayings. The real deal from scripture. 1- Salvation can come to the ignorant and unbelieving 2- Mercy can be shown to the worst of sinners 3- Glory will come to the eternal King

    INTRO.- Trust me. I’ve heard it said that you should never trust a person who says, “Trust me.” It’s more like never trust a politician who says, “Trust me.” Someone said: Never trust a restaurant that has a sign that reads, “Mama’s home cooking.” Especially, if there are no cars at that ...read more

  • 3. Keep The Prophecies

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2011
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    Paul tells us why to keep the prophecy, meaning the scriptures. 1- Scripture will put fight in the fight 2- Scripture will give a good conscience 3- Scripture will strengthen your faith

    INTRO.- ILL.- Wilma didn't get much of a head start in life. A bout with polio left her left leg crooked and her foot twisted inward so she had to wear leg braces. After seven years of painful therapy, she could walk without her braces. At age 12 Wilma tried out for a girls basketball team, but ...read more

  • 4. I Urge You

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2011
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    God urged Timothy through Paul to do certain things: 1- I urge you to pray 2- I urge you to be godly 3- I urge you to seek salvation

    INTRO.- I urge you. I encourage you. I challenge you. I charge you. I beg you. I plead with you. I appeal to you. I’m asking you. Wow! That’s a lot urging. Sometimes it takes a lot to get people to do things. ILL.- One dental worker said: At the busy dental office where I work, one ...read more

  • 5. Behavior Of Men And Women

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2011
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    In our text, Paul speaks of the behavior of Christian men and women.

    INTRO.- Our world is full of bad behavior. However, it’s not supposed to be in the church! Christians are supposed to be somewhat different from other people in the world. ILL.- Geroge Gallup wrote: There’s little difference in ethical behavior between the churched and the unchurched. ...read more

  • 6. A Noble Task

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2011
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    1- The noble task of being an elder 2- The noble task of being a deacon 3- The noble task of being a leader’s wife

    INTRO.- A noble task. What’s that? It depends on what you consider to be a noble task. I personally would not commend tending bar as being a noble task nor many other jobs in this world. Like: prostitution, dealing at a table at a gambling casino, etc. Nobility carries the idea of excellence ...read more

  • 7. The Mystery Of Godliness

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2011
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    Jesus is revealed in scripture and Jesus reveals godliness to us. He is portrayed in various ways by Paul.

    INTRO. - Unsolved mysteries. ILL.- Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He’s got two large bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and says "What’s in the bags?" "Sand," answers Juan. The guard says, "We’ll just see about that; get off the bike.” The guard takes the ...read more

  • 8. The Spirit Clearly Says

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2011
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    1- The Spirit says some will abandon the faith 2- The Spirit says some will follow deception 3- The Spirit says some will forbid good

    INTRO.- ILL.- Truth In Politics. It was election time and a politician decided to go out to the local reservation and try to get the Native American vote. They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech. The politician had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was getting more ...read more

  • 9. If You Point Out These Things

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2011
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    1- Point out the importance of godliness 2- Point out the assistance of exercise 3- Point out the acceptance of salvation

    INTRO. - ILL.- Preacher G. Campbell Morgan who passed away in 1945 once told this story about his granddaughter, Penelope. One day Penelope rushed indoors shouting, “Oh, mama, there’s a big black bear in the backyard!” Her mother said, “You know perfectly well that ...read more

  • 10. Command And Teach These Things

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2011
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    Command and teach things that affect our lives. 1- Don’t let others look down on you 2- Devote yourself to ministry 3- Don’t neglect your gift 4- Diligence will pay off 5- Doctrine is important

    INTRO.- Command and teach! Strong words. ILL.- It’s been said that it is not the dog’s keen smell or hearing that has endeared him to modern man, it’s his uncomplaining readiness to obey and lavish affection on his human friends. A dog is loyal, loving, and lovable, even ...read more

  • 11. Taking Care Of People In The Church

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2011
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    Paul lists different people groups in the church and then advises Timothy how to treat them. 1- The older men 2- The younger men 3- The older women 4- The younger women 5- The widows

    INTRO.- We must admit there is a discrimination in our world: racial, political, religious, financial, and any other kind you want to talk about. ILL.- For example, I remember back when I was in elementary (or grade school, as we called it) that there were a few kids whom we considered to be ...read more

  • 12. The Widows' List

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2011
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    I break down these widows into two different categories: 1- The over sixty servers 2- The younger idlers

    INTRO.- One of life’s difficulties is losing loved ones. And it seems like men generally die before women, which makes the wife a widow. ILL.- I read this note about Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Teddy Kennedy who passed away Aug. 25, 2009. (NEWSER) – All agree that Vicki ...read more

  • 13. Sunday Elders And Sundry Exhortations

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2011
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    Paul gives instructions about elders and then various or sundry exhortations on several subjects. 1- Consider elders as worthy 2- Partake not in the sins of others 3- Remember the judgment

    INTRO.- What’s the difference between Sunday and sundry? A change of letters. But what’s the real difference? Sunday is important to the Christian because it’s considered in scripture as the first day of the week, resurrection day and the day the early Christians partook of the Lord’s Day. ...read more

  • 14. Enslaved

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2011
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    Paul mentioned two distinct areas where we are often under a yoke of slavery. 1- Enslaved to work 2- Enslaved to false thinking

    INTRO.- Enslaved. That word doesn’t sound very good. We don’t like to think we’re enslaved to anything or anyone. But all of us are under a yoke of slavery, in a sense. Do you drink coffee? Do you like it? Can you go without it? Can you start your morning without it? ILL.- Someone ...read more

  • 15. Godliness With Contentment

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2011
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    What will godliness plus contentment do for us? 1- Godliness plus contentment will bring great gain 2- Godliness plus contentment will avoid harmful desires 3- Godliness plus contentment will keep us faithful

    INTRO.- What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in life? Let’s say the hardest physical thing. Work an 80 hour week? That’s just about 12 hours a day. Well, 84 hours in 7 days. Did you ever do that? That would be hard no matter what kind of work you were ...read more

  • 16. The Pursuit Of Holiness

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2011
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    Paul speaks of the pursuit of holiness, the path to holiness, the path we all need to take. 1- Go after holy living 2- Fight the good fight 3- Cling to the good confession 4- Seek to honor the King

    INTRO.- 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this. All of what? The previous verses about lack of godliness, material discontent, and the love of money, etc. We must flee evil or run from evil. We cannot purse something if we don’t leave something behind. And we cannot pursue godliness if ...read more

  • 17. Command The Rich

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2011
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    Paul said to command the rich to do something good with their wealth. 1- Command the rich to put their hope in God 2- Command the rich to be rich in good deeds 3- Command the rich to lay up heavenly treasures

    INTRO.- Command the rich. Do we ever have the right to command anyone? Maybe not, but God does. God can command us to do whatever He wants because He is God. It’s like parenting. Parents can tell their kids what to do and when, but of course, that doesn’t mean they’ll do it. But parents ...read more