Paul’s Pastoral Letters

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Good Soldiers

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Spiritual Exercise

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 4 Outline: Exercise in Discernment Exercise in Godliness Exercise in Maturity Reflection Questions: How has God’s story gotten into you? Have you considered reading the Bible with the expressed purpose of entering into His story? To what extent do you toil/strive for godliness? What goals will you set in this regard? […]

The Great Mystery of Godliness

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 3 Outline: What Is Godliness? How Do You Get Godly? Reflection Questions: When you hear the adjective “godly” who comes to mind? How is that all your modern day examples of leaders are “better” than the vast majority of the leaders described in the Bible? Read Luke 22:31-34. HOW exactly would […]

Stewards of Amazing Grace

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Sermon Text: 1 Timothy 1 Outline: Vain Discussion Very Depraved Amazing Grace Reflection Questions: What kind of vain discussions have you been in lately (even if they were confined to your own mind theater)? Why is “being right” so, so, so important to you? Paul says, “The law is good, IF you use it for […]