Possessional Change: Brad takes us through 1st Timothy Chapter 6 versus 17-21 Looking at three main points. Treasure and the negative warnings of wealth, treasure and positive demands of wealth, and finally treasure and the obligations of God’s gfts.
Charge for Change
Brad takes us through 1st Timothy Chapter 6 versus 11-16
Looking at the charge for change towards godliness, with the main points being;
Flee the temptations and evil of the world
Pursue the fruit of the spirit
Fight the good fight
We get into chapter 6 verses 1-11 of 1st Timothy. We look at the purposes of change within our own lives, and the life of the church, looking specifically at; what changes us, and how teaching changes us.
Brad continues walking us through chapter 5 of 1st Timothy, as we dig into verses 17-25.
Staying on the theme of God’s design of the church as a family, we look at key components of healthy family function: appropriate honour, correction, the work and weight of discipline, and wisdom.
Note: After today’s sermon, we will be taking a break from 1st Timothy as we transition into the advent season.
(tech note: sorry for the poor audio quality today. thanks for bearing with this recording)
We start into chapter 5 of 1st Timothy, and look at God’s design and purpose for family in our lives.
How do our preconceived ideas of what the “ideal family” looks like compare to God’s design for family?
We look at two certainties: that family life will include difficulties, and that family life will require discernment. What do those things look like when lived out in the Gospel, and how does God use family to sanctify us?
Passages referenced: 1 Timothy 5:1-16; Mark 3:20; Psalm 32
We continue in chapter 4, and look at Paul’s charge for us to be changed – truly transformed – in Godliness. How is Godliness demonstrated, and what separates that genuine Godliness from surface-deep goodness? Paul also gives us some key guidance in how true Godly transformation should show itself in the outflow of our priorities and habits.
Brad walks us through the beginning of chapter 4, and Paul’s pushing of us towards authentic and real Godliness. We examine the attacks against this real Godliness (hypocrites we listen to, myths we believe, and our failure to properly spiratually train). Ultimately, shaking off the false truths we hold, and digging into God’s design, and our place in it, is how we will find our true joy.
We continue our study of 1st Timothy, and look at what Paul has to say about the office of Church eldership in chapter 3.
Why does God build elders into His design for His church? What are the qualities required of elders, and how do they help the church live out its function in the world?
This week Brad walks us through Timothy 2:9-15 where Paul tackles the subject of gender roles. Specifically the role of women; how that looks through principle and practical application.