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A Godly Commitment to the Gospel

1 Timothy 6:11-21 As the Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to Timothy, he reminds him of the major themes of the letter – godliness, gospel-clarity, concern for salvation – and how they must be carried out in endurance, perseverance, and commitment. From these verse, we discover four defining characteristics of a godly commitment to the gospel.

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Content With The Gospel

1 Timothy 6:1-10 A Christian’s posture towards their circumstances and others must be defined by godly contentment, rooted in the sufficiency of the gospel and the glory of God above all things.

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Being Shaped by the Gospel

1 Timothy 4:11-16 | Guest Preacher: Joe Harris Paul’s charge to Timothy was to teach, model, and guard the gospel in the church. The gospel must shape the lives of Christians who desire to glorify God and point others to Christ.

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The Promise of Godliness

1 Timothy 4:1-10 Godliness is the identifying mark of a Christian’s devotion to God. The greatness of God and the treasure of Christ makes a difficult but godly life a thing worth striving for.

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Deacons: Lead Servants

1 Timothy 3:8-13 Godly leadership is essential to a healthy church. We need deacons that lead the church in service and humility, displaying the demonstrative power of the gospel and the self-sacrificial life of Jesus.

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Elders: Servant Leaders

1 Timothy 3:1-7 | The importance and nobility of the work of an elder demands proper qualification from those who would fill its office. What are those qualifications, and what is the primary role of an elder in the church?

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Hindrances to the Proclamation of the Gospel and the Display of God’s Glory

1 Timothy 2:8-15 A church can remove the focus off of the gospel by serving themselves, like praying inappropriately, dressing immodestly, or distorting God’s design for leadership. These things can become hinderances to the gospel and can cloud the display of God’s redemptive work in our lives. If the church joyfully lived out the the creation order in God’s household, …

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The Place of Prayer in the Proclamation of the Gospel

1 Timothy 2:1-7 Paul knew that the most significant thing Timothy could address in Ephesus was prayer. Paul connects the prayer of the church to the scope of salvation offered freely in the gospel. It is in our prayers for the salvation of all people where we most tangibly express the gospel to the world.