And the word "liberty" sums up our condition after we’re received this new life through Jesus. It’s as it were a summary of what Paul sees as most important to Timothy.
#19 8-05-07 Timothy, a Bright Shinning Star Text, Philippians 2:19-24 Introduction, 1) Last week’s sermon we as Christians are to shine like stars as a witness for Christ. As soon as they smell, see, or hear something that shouldn’t be there they bolt as fast as they can. Paul desires that he take care of the Church in Ephesus by dealing with all the false teaching and the inappropriate leadership but more important than that is that Timothy continues to grow as a believer. Their life demonstrates that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. According to Paul, Timothy was taught about the Scriptures when he was At the time Paul met Timothy they were roughly 48 and Paul's method for evangelizing a particular area was to first visit the The apostle no doubt felt, given the zealously-held prejudices against those not circumcised, that a circumcised Timothy would circumvent these biases and allow "Now, for Apostle Paul to travel among the Synagogues with a companion in this condition (uncircumcised), - and to attempt to convince the Jews that "Had Timothy not been circumcised, a storm would have gathered round the Apostle in his further progress. We cannot do anything God does it all. I don’t now about you but I have counseled people who for whatever reason and usually it is while under severe trials had all but lost their faith. SERMONS ON 1 TIMOTHY Our sermon ideas on 1 Timothy will help you preach a powerful message on practical instructions for church leadership. The only thing sin should see is our backside as we are running away.It’s like the deer I often see around the house. He’s a farmer. Maybe you’re there now? I think most godly parents would give these instructions to their believing children. They were so shaken by the things of this world that their faith was so tried it was almost gone. Gaining ground in holiness is a partnership between the believer and God.Paul also knows that holiness is an active process. These charges or commands are coming from an aged Apostle to his young believing brother in the faith. The Jews, who were ever ready to persecute him from city to city, would have denounced him still more violently in every Synagogue . May God give us the grace we need to become more and more like Jesus.Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Timothy was an example of a person who lived and demonstrated the Lordship of Christ in his life and character. We receive new life as we’re made right with God through our faith in Jesus. Again we must actively pursue these things…These are traits that we must actively be pursuing as we walk with Christ and as we flee sin. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with … Let’s get the picture in our mind, see yourself fleeing sin and pursuing holiness.We wrestle not against flesh and blood, my friends; we wrestle against principalities and powers. We now enter the closing section of 1 Timothy. We too must work very hard to be one the path of holiness.Because godliness etc. PILLAR #2 - PRAYER 2 Timothy 1:3+ I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night, 1 Timothy 6:9–10 (ESV) 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. is an active part of salvation, Paul very appropriately uses verbs to describe how sanctification is achieved.Paul tells Timothy that the first step in growing in holiness is to run away from or escaping, here fleeing from sinful things. It’s a war against Satan and all of his hosts, and that means you and I, we are to put on the whole armor of God.Specifically we are called to fight for faith. Here the Apostle is giving his Son in the faith final instructions. Let me read it to you.Keep the commandment is meant to be understood as keep all these things I’ve just told you about. So, he gives us a few things to run after or pursue. • He admitted to Timothy that he was “a blasphemer, a persecutor and a man of violence” • Paul was a blasphemer — He was against Christ. Maybe you’ve been there before. Is it just for Elders and preachers?Well, we’ve already learned from our current series in 1 Timothy that it is very important.The Apostle, then, ascribes great value and great gain to godliness or as we could call it, sanctification but while it is very valuable and worthy of great-gain status, I believe if we let the entire Bible speak we would, no doubt, need to look to Hebrews 12.Words used to describe sanctification are godliness, holiness and even righteousness. ." We must actively do whatever it takes to get away from it.