Category Archives: 1 Timothy

What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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The Leader God Uses

Numbers 12:3 1. God is not concerned with age. Moses was 80, Aaron 83, (Exodus 7:7). Christ was thirty, (Luke 3:23). Timothy was young, (1 Timothy 4:12). Jeremiah was a youth, (Jeremiah 1). The key is trusting God with this man. The one God wants to serve might seem to be too old or too

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A Temptation and a Snare

1 Timothy 6:9-11 Introduction: More than 100 million people gamble on some level. Three hundred billion dollars a year are spent on gambling.All of the statistics that I have seen state that all lotteries are aimed at the poor and financed by the poor.  The big problem with the lottery is it appeals to the

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Pumping UP in the New Year

1 Timothy 4: 1-10 The real power in one’s faith rests upon their beliefs. God designed us to believe in Him, the one true God, and in His son Jesus as our Savior. Our body, soul and spirit can only work together seamlessly when we believe this to be true in the core of our

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.1

Encounter (John 1:40-42) Have you met Jesus? Context and Background John 1:29-39 Dr. Jerry Vines wrote a book titled Interviews with Jesus. Song: “I Met the Master” Experience (Matthew 4:18-22) How do you respond to Jesus’ invitation? Rejection or Reception? R.S.V.P. is an abbreviation for a French phrase that means “please respond”. “Regrets Only”—Luke 18:18-30 Rich Young

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Don’t Just Make a Living, Make a Life!

Luke 12:15 I was in a Trustee Meeting at the University of Mobile listening to a report by Dr. Robert McGinley concerning a soon to be launched Capital Gains Campaign for the University. In his report he made this statement: “We are doing a good job of teaching students how to make a living; it

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A Bed for a Bank

Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 15:8-10; 21:1-4, 16:9; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Did you hear about the woman who used her bed for a bank?  Due to some “traumatic experiences with banks” she decided to deposit her money in her mattress.  According to news reports this Israeli woman lost her life savings in a landfill.  On Monday, June 8, 2009, her thoughtful

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A Study of 3 John

1. Gaius: A Commendable Christian (3 John:1-8)             a. We should live spiritually (1-2)             b. We should walk truthfully (3-4)             c. We should serve faithfully (5-6)             d. We should minister generously (7-8) 2. Diotrephes: A Wolf in Sheeps clothing             a. avoid malicious gossips (9-10) (1 Tim 5:19-20)             b. avoid prideful

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Send a Great Revival

Acts 2 Introduction: Peerless British pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) shares the following in his sermon titled “The Great Revival” preached Sunday morning, March 28th, 1858 at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens:  “My soul has been made exceedingly full of happiness, by the tidings of a great revival of religion throughout the United States. 

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Revive Us, O Lord

Isaiah 57:15-16 Introduction “Study the history of revival,” states, Dr. Adrian P. Rogers (1931-2005), pastor emeritus, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee, who continues, “God has always sent revival in the darkest days. Oh for a mighty sweeping revival today!” Rev. Ron Dunn (1936-2001), author of Don’t Just Stand There, Pray Something, observes, “If you study the history

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