November 26, 2017

"Deceptive Teaching"  1 Timothy 4:1-5

Every place Paul preached the gospel, soon after he left.  Someone would come along with a teaching that said in some way or another Paul did not give you the whole truth.  They would begin to teach some type of false gospel.  Paul kept reminding the churches, as he would today if he were here, that the gospel is simple, free, by grace.  Paul often got angry at those who would pervert the gospel.  In this text, he lets us know that false teaching is of demons, as a friend of mine would say, "from the pit of hell".  Paul lets Timothy, and us, know we need to be on guard because false teaching will keep on and become even worse as time goes on.  Let the spirit of God guide each of us into truth.

November 12, 2017

1 Timothy 3:14-16  "Church Conduct"

One of the first things that caught my eye in this text is that the church is God's.  It belongs to Him.  We need to be reminded of this in our day when people think they can be faithful to the Lord without the church.  Since the church is God's, remember Christ's statement in Matthew 16:18, "I will build my church."  To neglect the church is a slap in the face of Christ.  The church is meant for worship of God, praise for our Lord, teaching of His truth.  Sadly, many local churches have not followed our Lord well.  We still need the church.  I trust you are plugged into a good Bible believing and teaching church.  If not, find one so you can worship God as He wants you to do.

November 5, 2017 Sermon

1 Timothy 3:8-13  "Office of Deacon"

Last time we looked at the characteristics of a pastor.  This week we look at the deacons.  You will notice that the list that tells us how a deacon should be spiritually, is very much like that of a pastor.  God calls men of integrity and spiritual maturity to be His leaders.  This means they were men of deep faith in Jesus Christ who were good men at home and lived for Christ at all times, not just at church.  God still calls men to accept the office of deacon to lead the church in spiritual matters.