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.
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.
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.
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?
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,
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.
1 Timothy 1:12-20 Strength to endure faithfully in the calling to model the perfect patience of God in our lives is anchored in the gospel of our salvation. We can not turn to the law or works, but only to the grace and mercy of Christ, who came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:1-11 Paul urges Timothy to confront the false teachers that have begun to lead the Church in Ephesus away from the true gospel. He instructs Timothy to protect, prioritize, and promote the gospel. When the gospel is championed in the church and the life of its members, the glory and love of Christ is put on full array to a