Sermon Series
  • 1. Opening Greetings

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
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    APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY NURTURES THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

    BIG IDEA: APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY NURTURES THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP I. AUTHOR = PAUL A. His Authority = "an apostle of Christ Jesus" one sent by God Ellicott: "didn’t merely derive his commission from Christ, but belonged to Him." B. His Authentication = "according to ...read more

  • 2. Nip False Teaching In The Bud

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
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    FALSE TEACHING MUST BE ACTIVELY OPPOSED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE DIVINE OBJECTIVES

    BIG IDEA: FALSE TEACHING MUST BE ACTIVELY OPPOSED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE DIVINE OBJECTIVES OF: - PROMOTING GOD’S PROGRAM FOR THIS CHURCH AGE - HITTING THE TARGET OF LOVE - EXPOSING REBELLIOUS SINNERS - GUARDING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE INTRODUCTION: Soccer Illustration: nothing worse in ...read more

  • 3. Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound, That Saved A Wretch Like Me

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
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    FOR THE FOREMOST OF SINNERS, THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVICE AND THE PARADOX OF SALVATION MAGNIFY THE GRACE OF GOD

    BIG IDEA: FOR THE FOREMOST OF SINNERS, THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVICE AND THE PARADOX OF SALVATION MAGNIFY THE GRACE OF GOD Def. of Paradox: "a statement or proposition seemingly self-contradictory or absurd, and yet explicable as expressing a truth"; How could Christ Jesus choose to save someone ...read more

  • 4. Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
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    SUMMARY OF PAUL’S CHARGE TO TIMOTHY: FIGHT TO PROTECT SOUND DOCTRINE

    BIG IDEA: SUMMARY OF PAUL’S CHARGE TO TIMOTHY: FIGHT TO PROTECT SOUND DOCTRINE I. THE GOOD GUYS -- THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN SOUND DOCTRINE FALLS TO DIVINELY APPOINTED LEADERS A. The Responsibility (to Maintain Sound Doctrine) is a Sacred Trust "This command I entrust to you ...read more

  • 5. Only One Mediator Between God And Man

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
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    OUR MISSIONARY VISION MUST BE A GLOBAL ONE

    BIG IDEA: OUR MISSIONARY VISION MUST BE A GLOBAL ONE I. A GLOBAL MISSIONARY VISION IS ROOTED IN PRAYER A. Prayer for Men from All Nations Without Prejudice 1. This Exercise of Prayer must be a matter of Priority "First of all, then, I urge …" Paul is beginning his instructions regarding ...read more

  • 6. Understanding The Different Roles Of Men And Women In The Church

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
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    THE CHURCH NEEDS BOTH GODLY MEN AND GODLY WOMEN TO FULFILL THEIR PROPER ROLES

    BIG IDEA: THE CHURCH NEEDS BOTH GODLY MEN AND GODLY WOMEN TO FULFILL THEIR PROPER ROLES I. EXPLANATION OF THE DIFFERENT ROLES A. Men Need to Lead in Prayer in the Public Assembly 1. Action -- "Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray" Wuest: "The word ’therefore’ is ...read more

  • 7. Overseeing The Church Of God

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
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    SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP (OVERSEEING THE CHURCH OF GOD) REQUIRES MEN OF PROVEN CHARACTER

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELDERS -- ABOVE REPROACH BIG IDEA: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP (OVERSEEING THE CHURCH OF GOD) REQUIRES MEN OF PROVEN CHARACTER I. (:1) CHURCH OVERSIGHT IS A GOOD WORK TO PURSUE A. Introduction: Importance of the subject Another "trustworthy statement " something that can be ...read more

  • 8. Constitution Of The Church Of The Living God

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
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    THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST INTRODUCTION: Importance of Structure in the Local Church -- not just do whatever you please, however you want; There are ...read more

  • 9. Prophecy Of Apostasy

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
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    APOSTASY RESULTS FROM THE POWERFUL DEMONIC DECEPTION PROMOTED BY FALSE TEACHERS WHO ARE: - OBLIVIOUS TO MORAL DISTINCTIONS AND - LEGALISTIC IN COMMANDING FALSE ASCETIC PRACTICES

    BIG IDEA: APOSTASY RESULTS FROM THE POWERFUL DEMONIC DECEPTION PROMOTED BY FALSE TEACHERS WHO ARE: - OBLIVIOUS TO MORAL DISTINCTIONS AND - LEGALISTIC IN COMMANDING FALSE ASCETIC PRACTICES I. APOSTASY IS ALL AROUND US AND INCREASING A. Inevitability of Apostasy -- Don’t be Surprised by ...read more

  • 10. Job Description Of A Spiritual Leader

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
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    WHAT THE CHURCH NEEDS MOST OF ALL ARE SPIRITUAL LEADERS WHO WILL PERSEVERE IN PRACTICING GODLINESS AND PROCLAIMING SOUND DOCTRINE

    BIG IDEA: WHAT THE CHURCH NEEDS MOST OF ALL ARE SPIRITUAL LEADERS WHO WILL PERSEVERE IN PRACTICING GODLINESS AND PROCLAIMING SOUND DOCTRINE INTRODUCTION: Context: Yes, it is important for men and women to fulfill their God-ordained roles in the church; Yes, it is important for the ...read more

  • 11. Certain Widows Are The Church's Responsibility

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
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    HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS I. (:1-2) HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD IN THE CHURCH (based on age and sex distinctions) A. Men 1. Older a. Negative -- "Do not sharply rebuke an ...read more

  • 12. Special Honor For Elders

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
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    HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART II -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR ELDERS

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART II -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR ELDERS I. (:17-18) RECOGNITION OF EXCELLING ELDERS A. Double Honor Deserving to those Who Excel 1. Based on Ruling Well to Oversee the Church "Let the elders who rule well ...read more

  • 13. Honor In The Workplace

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
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    HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART III -- SLAVES TO MASTERS

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART III -- SLAVES TO MASTERS cf. Eph. 6:5-10; Col. 3:22-4:1 I. (:1) SLAVES NEED TO HONOR THEIR MASTERS A. Governing Principle: Slaves, Honor Your Master "Let all who are under the yoke as slaves regard ...read more

  • 14. Calling A Spade A Spade (A False Teacher A False Teacher)

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
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    FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY AND STIR UP DIVISION AND STRIFE

    BIG IDEA: FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY AND STIR UP DIVISION AND STRIFE The book ends with the same subject featured at the beginning = denunciation of false teachers. I. (:2B-3) FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY -- FALSE TEACHING IS RECOGNIZED AS THAT WHICH IS CONTRARY TO SOUND ...read more

  • 15. All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
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    CONTENTMENT PROTECTS AGAINST THE SNARES OF MATERIALISM

    BIG IDEA: CONTENTMENT PROTECTS AGAINST THE SNARES OF MATERIALISM I. (:6) THESIS: CONTENTMENT CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TOWARDS GODLINESS A. Review: The Pursuit of Godliness Can be Misguided (Apart from Contentment) Remember the False Teachers from vs. 5: "who suppose that godliness is a means ...read more

  • 16. Marching Orders For The Man Of God -- Capture The Flag

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
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    5 PERPETUAL PRIORITIES FOR A MAN OF GOD TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY

    BIG IDEA: 5 PERPETUAL PRIORITIES FOR A MAN OF GOD TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY I. KEEP FLEEING MATERIALISM "But flee from these things, you man of God" Pres. tense -- continuous action Kent: "The designation ’man of God’ is one often employed of prophets (e.g. I Sam. 2:27), ...read more

  • 17. Final Instructions -- True Riches

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
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    FOCUS ON WHAT IS REALLY VALUABLE IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY

    BIG IDEA: FOCUS ON WHAT IS REALLY VALUABLE IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY Balances the warnings in vs. 6-10 so that those who are already rich don’t feel necessarily condemned, but can view these riches from the proper perspective as God’s blessing to them to be used for His glory. I. (:17-19) FINAL ...read more