Paul’s Pastoral Letters

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Who Are We & What Are We About?


Sermon Text: Titus 1:1-4 Outline: Servant Striving For Sons Reflection Questions: What do you do? What are you passionate about? Why? Do you feel secure and content with your status? Why or why not? How is your faith (see Hebrews 11 for specifics) growing these days? What is godliness? What is truth that accords with […]

Always On Mission

    [2 Timothy 4:9-22]   I.  TIMOTHY COME QUICKLY      II. THE LORD STOOD BY ME   COMFORT   CALL TO ACTION       Reflection Questions What are you ‘All About’? Why? What do you enlist others to get involved with? Who have you deserted? Why? [e.g. Mark, Demas, etc.] Does the […]

Wield the Word


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Outline: Preach the Word (vv.1-5) Keep the Faith (vv.6-8) Reflection Questions: How is the Word of God stirring you out of complacency and into action? What is your role in the mission of God? How has he situated and deployed you in his kingdom-building business? What makes you keenly aware […]

The Word In Action


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Outline: Discipleship Is Dangerous [Perilous] Let the Word Have Its Way [Power] Reflection Questions: When have you actually experienced the Word of God in action (not just an academic encounter with the Word, but experiencing the active and living reality of the Word)? When & how have you experienced the […]

Patiently Enduring Evil


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Outline: Understand Avoid Take Heart Reflection Questions: When (and how) do you DEMAND that things happen in accordance with your expectations and preferences? Where do you regularly discover that your expectations are unhelpful? What portions of the Bible do you find particularly perplexing (especially as it relates to God’s method […]

Useful to the Master


Sermon Text: 2 Tim 2:14-26 Outline: Put Away Pursue Reflection Questions: Who do you want to be useful to? Are you clear about, and committed to, God’s criteria for usefulness? What are you argumentative and divisive about? What are you most “sensible” and “principled” reasons for maintaining your position as opposed to dropping it? God […]

Good Soldiers


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Outline: Strengthened By? The Signs The Saying Reflection Questions: Which of the following options most strengthens you? A) Self-Sufficiency and personal willpower; B) Success and accomplishments; C) Tangible security (e.g. money); D) God’s Grace When you consider God’s decision to deploy men like Jacob, Jonah, and Peter, would you say […]

The Joy of Serving God


Sermon Text: 2 Timothy 1 Outline: Fanning the Flame of Faith Sharing in Suffering as a Servant Security Subdues Shame Reflection Questions: Who do you know that has such a great faith that it brings you joy? What about them might you imitate? How do you “fan the flame” of your faith in Jesus? Why […]

True Godliness


Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 6 Outline: True Gospel True Riches True Faith True Life Reflection Questions: Have you ever sought godliness as a means of gain? What are you placing your hope in? Is it this life or the life to come? Have you found rest in the good fight of faith? How does God […]

Family Matters


Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 5 Outline: Relationships Responsibilities Reflection Questions: Look around at your church family (or think about them) for a moment. Who is in need of encouragement? Consider sharing with them what the Lord has put in your heart. How have you treated a brother or sister in Christ as a rival or […]