Sermon Series on the Book of 1 Timothy Archive Page

June - September 2021

A Series on the Book of 1 Timothy - Spiritual Leadership

Paul instructs Timothy on how the church is effectively lead.  Throughout the book, we see that what a church believes will directly shape how its members live and behave.  The church's theology and beliefs must constantly be critiqued and formed by scriptures and the good news about Jesus.  The church should be known for its devotion to it's Lord, Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 1:1-11)

As a follower of Christ, we must emphasize love, not law.  If our desire is to witness a real difference in people's lives, then we must meet them where they are and show them the love of Christ, never judging them.  We will not sway from the Word of God, we will stand firm in His truth, but witness God's gift of grace through faith.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 1:12-20)

The enemy desires to destroy our fellowship, gratitude, humility, and faith.  We are in constant battle against these forces.  We must rely on the Gospel, God's grace and have strong faith and trust He will guide us through these battles.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 2:1-7)

Our top priority in the church must be prayer.  Above all things, we must pray for the salvation for the lost.  We must pray they come to the Father through Jesus, and pray they receive the freedom we have in Christ our Savior.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 2:8-15)

God desires our holiness within the church.  God desires us to have peace within the church.  We are called to be Holy and not happy.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:1-2)

Effective leaders are those we can trust.  Effective leaders live above reproach in their marriages, minds, and manners.  If we desire to be an effective leader of our community, this must start within our home.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:3)

What does an effective leader look like?  Any effective biblical leader cannot let anger, alcohol, or money control them.  Instead, they must allow Christ to be in control of everything.  This is how we can lead others to Him.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:6-7)

As biblical leaders, we must avoid the pitfalls of leadership, which are the honor and dishonor of men and women.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

To be effective servants helping the church be all that God called it to be, we must be genuine servants.  We must be serious, sober, and straightforward in our service for Christ.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 4:1-8)

Deceptive Delicacies - If we're going to remain vital in our churches and our own spiritual lives, we must watch out for the false doctrine of self-help spirituality and instead feast at the table of God's word with exercise in the gym of good works.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 4:9-16 & 5:1-16)

The Battlefield of Truth - Are you developing your spiritual muscles on the battlefield for God?  We must preach, practice, and persevere in God's word and set an example by our speech, life, love, faith, and purity.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 5:1-16)

Silver in Their Hair - In a culture that values it's elderly less and less, God calls us as a church to treat the elderly like family and like a fortune.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 6:1-2)

Worthy Works - In Paul's culture, there was a great social and legal gulf separating masters and slaves.   But as Christians, masters, and slaves become spiritual equals, brothers and sisters in Christ (Gal 3:28).  Paul did not speak against the institution of slavery, but he gave guidelines for Christian slaves and Christian masters.  This can be applied to the employer / employee relationship today.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 6:3-10)

Great Gain - This passage does not teach that there is no "gain" to be had by being godly.  Paul is denouncing the mindset that godliness necessarily leads to financial gain in this life.  Paul encourages us to know that there is great gain in godliness when it is combined with contentment in the basic necessities of life.

1 Timothy - (1 Timothy 6:11-21)

Grab Life - Paul uses active and forceful verbs to describe the Christian life such as, flee, pursue, fight, and take hold.  Some may think Christianity is a passive religion that advocates waiting for God to act.  But we must have ACTIVE faith, training, working hard, sacrificing, and doing what we know is right.