Sermon: Courage (1 Kings 16:31-17:1)

Leaders are people who set out on a journey and take others with them.   AHAB   1 Kings 16:29, In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years.   1 Kings 16:30, Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of more »

Hope in Christ (1 Timothy 6:11-16)

Hope in Christ  1 Timothy 6:11–16   2 Timothy 1:7, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.   1 Timothy 5:23, Paul says to Timothy, No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.   MAN OF GOD (v. 11) more »

Sermon: More or Less (1 Timothy 6:3–10, 17–21)

More or Less 1 Timothy 6:3–10, 17–21   I. When You Have Less, Cultivate the Art of Contentment   1 Timothy 6:6 says, But godliness with contentment is great gain,   Contentment is the wonderful gift of finding joy in what God has given you rather than grieving over what He has not.   Philippians 4:12 says, I know how to more »

Sermon: Biblical Leadership (1 Timothy 5:17-25)

Biblical Leadership 1 Timothy 5:17–25   1 Timothy 3:15a if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God,   I. Leaders Who Serve Well and Are Held in Honor (vv. 17–18)   1 Timothy 5:17–18 says, 17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy more »

5 Practical Ways to Grow Your Vocabulary

I love words. Molding them, fitting them into eloquent sentences, and using them as ingredients in a recipe of grammatical combinations results in healthy, fascinating, and intriguing conversation.   The Economist released a study on the size of vocabularies, and here is what they found:   Most adult native test-takers range from 20,000–35,000 words Average native test-takers of age 8 more »

Sermon: The Biblical Concept of Compassion

The Biblical Concept of Compassion  1 Timothy 5:1–16   Deuteronomy 10:18, He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.   Psalm 68:4–5a, 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! 5 Father more »

Sermon: It’s Time for Your Check-Up (1 Timothy 4:16)

It’s Time for Your Check-Up 1 Timothy 4:16   Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.   1 Timothy 4:7 says, Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;   2 Timothy 1:7 says, for God gave more »

Sermon: Jesus–Centered Life (1 Timothy 3:14-4:16)

Jesus–Centered Life 1 Timothy 3:14–4:16   1 Timothy 3:16 says, Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: Jesus was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.   I. Jesus’ Incarnation   He was manifested in the flesh . . . taken up in glory. more »

Sermon Notes: Serving with the Love of Christ (1 Tim 3:8-13)

Serving with the Love of Christ 1 Timothy 3:8–13   1 Timothy 3:13 says, For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.   I. A Faith That Doesn’t Serve is Useless to Jesus   Galatians 5:6 says, For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision more »

Sermon Notes: Biblical Leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-15)

  Biblical Leadership 1 Timothy 3:1–15   Simple Application: Discernment     Simple Application: Direction   1 Timothy 3:1 says, The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.   1 Timothy 4:7 says, Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness.   Simple Application: Gratitude   more »