Tag Archives: Gospel

Paul’s Charge to Timothy: Part 2 (1 Timothy 6:11-19)

Today, we will be looking at the final section of chapter 6, where the Apostle Paul continues his instructions to Timothy on ministering to the various kinds of believers in the church (if you missed Part 1, I encourage you … Continue reading

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Paul’s Charge to Timothy: Part 1 (1 Timothy 6:1-10)

Welcome back to our series in 1 Timothy! This chapter continues Paul’s instructions to Timothy on ministering to the various kinds of believers in the church and also how to keep his own life in the will of God. Christian … Continue reading

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Essential Responsibilities of Pastor and Church: Part 2 (1 Timothy 1)

In 1 Timothy 1, Paul explained the three responsibilities of the pastor and people in a local church. In Part 1, we saw the first responsibility: teach sound doctrine. Today, we will look at the next two responsibilities. Proclaim the Gospel … Continue reading

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Essential Responsibilities of Pastor and Church: Part 1 (1 Timothy 1)

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” That advertisement appeared in a London newspaper and thousands of men responded! It was … Continue reading

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The Secret of Contentment: Part 2 (Philippians 4:10-23)

In these verses, Paul names three wonderful spiritual resources that make us adequate and give us contentment. In Part 1, we saw the first resource: the overruling providence of God. Today, we will look at the next two spiritual resources. … Continue reading

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Battle Stations! (Philippians 1:27–30)

The Christian life is not a playground; it is a battleground. We are children in the family, enjoying the fellowship of the Gospel (Phil. 1:1–11), and we are servants sharing in the advance of the Gospel (Phil. 1:12–26); but we … Continue reading

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The Advance of the Gospel: Part 2 (Philippians 1:12–26)

God sometimes uses strange tools to help us pioneer the Gospel. In Paul’s case, there were three tools that helped him take the Gospel to the elite guards, Caesar’s special troops. In Part 1, we looked at the first tool: … Continue reading

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The Advance of the Gospel: Part 1 (Philippians 1:12–26)

Paul wanted to go to Rome as a preacher, but instead he went as a prisoner! He could have written a long letter about that experience alone. Instead, he sums it all up as “the things which happened to me” … Continue reading

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How To Recognize a False Teacher

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (Matthew 7:15). Jesus warned us that “false christs and false prophets” would come and would attempt to deceive even God’s elect (Mt. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Method of Making Disciples

“When Jesus had finished saying these things the crowds were amazed at His teaching because He taught as one who had authority and not as their teachers of the law” (Mt. 7:28-29). The crowds of people following Jesus were amazed … Continue reading

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3 Vital Facts about Life that is Real (1 John 1:1-4)

“Once upon a time …”  Remember how exciting those words used to be?  They were the open door into an exciting world of make-believe, a dream world that helped you forget all the problems of childhood.  Then—pow!  You turned a … Continue reading

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The Gospel, Missions, and Evangelism

This is the very first sermon I preached when I was pastor of First Baptist Church: Over the years, I have observed and been involved with many churches – some grew; most did not.  I noticed very few churches experienced growth.  Most … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

“Then Jesus told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up…” (Matthew 13:3-23). In the first … Continue reading

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God’s Grace

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is no small wonder these two … Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation

“To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy” (Jude 24). It would be a terrible thing for children (or adults!) to wonder how they … Continue reading

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