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Summary: The second in a series of messages from 1 & 2 Timothy answering "What Is The Purpose Of The Church?"

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Introduction: THE CHURCH IS MULTIFUNCTIONIAL! IT HAS THE TASK OF EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP, AS WE STUDIED LAST WEEK. BUT IN A SOCIETY WHERE THERE IS CONSTANT SHIFTING OF WHERE THE LINES OF TRUTH ARE DRAWN, WE LEARN THAT THE CHURCH ALSO HAS THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING TRUTH. IT IS OUR PURPOSE TO BE SURE THAT TRUTH IS PRESERVED THROUGH OUR DAY TO DAY AND WEEK TO WEEK WALK AND WORSHIP WITH GOD. IT IS ALSO OUR PURPOSE TO MULTIPLY MINISTRIES. WE SHOULD BE ABOUT HELPING THE KINGDOM TO GROW. HOW DO WE DO THIS?

1. THROUGH THE CHURCH’S DOCTRINE (4:1-16)

(a) The Church Is To Teach Truth In Times Of Deception (1-5)

(b) The Church Is To Teach Truth Against Myths And Wives’ Tales (6-8)

(c) The Church Is To Teach Hope Through The Forgiveness Of Christ (9-11)

(d) The Church Is To Teach Through It’s Example (12-16)

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2. THROUGH THE CHURCH’S MEMBERS (5:1-6:2)

(a) Multilpying Ministries By Treating One Another As Family (1-2)

(b) Multiplying Ministries By Taking Care Of Those In Need (3-16)

(c) Multiplying Ministries By Taking Care Of The Leaders (17-19)

(d) Multiplying Ministries By Maintaining Integerity (20-22)

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3. THROUGH THE CHURCH’S PRIORITIES (6:3-21)

(a) Maintain Truth By Guarding Against False Teachers (3-5,20-21)

(b) Maintain Truth By Teaching People To Pursue Eternal Things (6-11,17-19)

(c) Maintain Truth By Spurring One Another On To Fight The Good Fight (12-16)


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