Church and Religion
Text: Isaiah 52:1-12 Title:
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1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV
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1 Timothy 6:20-21 Guard the Good Deposit Summary: Have you ever seen a soldier guard something important? They have a job to watch over and protect something valuable. God calls us to guard as well - to guard His precious truth! Paul finishes his letter to Timothy with this command: Guard the “deposit.” What does that mean? Let’s find out: Outline: 1. God has given us His Word as a treasure to guard 2. God calls us to turn away from error 3. God promises to give the grace we need Verse: 1 Timothy 6:20-21 ...Guard the deposit entrusted to you... Grace be with you. Discussion Questions: 1. God calls us to guard the deposit of truth he has given us. Where do you see the biggest threats to God’s truth ? What should it look like to guard God’s truth? 2. This passage warns us about the danger of foolish controversy. Where might you be tempted to engage in this? What might be the dangerous consequences of engaging in these things? 3. Paul often ends his letters with the words “grace be with you.” Why are they so important for the end of this letter?
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Luke 3:7-17 NIV
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Ask and it shall be given unto you.
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1 Timothy 6:17-19 Set Your Hope on God Summary: Today in our sermon we are going to learn that money is one of God's tools we use to do good for others. We often think about money as a tool to get the things we want. But God wants us to be aware of the dangers of setting our hope on our riches instead of on God, and show us the joy of using it to love others. Let's think about it: Outline: 1. The dangers of being rich 2. The duties of being rich Verse: Matthew 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Discussion Questions: 1. What are the dangers of riches that Paul outlines in this text? Which resonates most with you? What is Paul's
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Acts 2:36-41 NIV
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1 Timothy 6:13-16 Immortal Invisible Summary: Today as we listen to God speak in His Word, we get to hear amazing and beautiful truths about who God is. Listen for words like
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Romans 6:4 NIV & Luke 22:19-20 NIV
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1 Timothy 6:11-12 Fight the Good Fight Summary: Sometimes the Christian life is described in the Bible as a battle, fighting against sin. Other times it is talked about like a race we run. Sometimes we have to flee from danger, other times we have no choice but to stand and fight. Listen for all these word pictures today as Paul tells us about the Christian life: Outline: A time to RUN: The pursuit of holiness A time to FIGHT: The pursuit of truth A time to GRASP: take hold of eternal life Verse: 1 Timothy 6:12a Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called... Discussion questions: 1. When Paul describes the Christian life, what do we flee from and what do we pursue? 2. What does Paul mean when he says
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2 Timothy 3:10-17 NIV
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1 Timothy 6:3-10 The Great Gain of Godliness Summary: Do you struggle to be content with what you have? Or do you always find yourself wanting more? Paul talks about this today in 1 Timothy 6, and tells us about the dangers of loving money and the things it can buy too much. Let's think about it: Outline: 1. How to spot a false teacher 2. Why godliness is the greatest gain Verse: 1 Timothy 6:6-7 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. Discussion Questions: 1. What are the sure signs of false teachers according to Paul? Why might they believe that godliness is a means of gain? 2. Why and how, according to Paul is godliness actually a means of great gain? What does he mean? 3. How might Paul's statement be applied to us:
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1 Timothy 6:1-2 A Witness to Those Above Today we're going to hear about a hard topic known as
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Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV
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1 Timothy 5:17-25 The Church and Her Leaders, Revisited Summary: Part of our life together as God's people includes choosing and caring for our leaders. God gave elders and pastors to the church, but they are people just like us. They are sinners who need grace! God also calls us to honor and care for their needs, but also to choose them wisely. Let's listen carefully to God's word to us: Outline: How do we care for our elders? What do we do when an elder sins? How do we choose an elder? Verse: John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Discussion questions: 1. Verse 17 tells us that elders
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Philippians 4:4-7 NIV
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1 Timothy 5:9-16 Mercy, Part 2 Summary: Did you know that God has given our church many good gifts? One of them is the gift of people who serve in different ways. Today let's listen to God's Word as it describes how widows (ladies whose husbands have died) can serve in powerful ways in God's kingdom. Outline: 1. The qualifications of a widow who serves God's church 2. The ministry of a widow who serves God's church 3. The power of a widow's service to God's church Verse: Psalm 146:9 The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow... Discussion Questions: 1. Why does Paul give these qualifications for a widow to be
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1 Corinthians 12:1-7 NIV
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Psalm 30 Rejoicing in Our God Who Saves Summary: God saves us from our enemies, our troubles, and ourselves. Because of this we rejoice and give thanks to our merciful God and Savior. Verse: Psalm 30:4 Sing praises to the LORD, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name.
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