1 Timothy 5:17-25 – Honoring God in Our Care for Elders

First of all, look at the first directive in verses 17-18. This is a direction that Paul gives about the support of the ministry of the church. He says to Timothy that pastor/elders are to be cared for generously. He’s talking about the honor and the material support of hardworking pastors/elders in the church, and he says the elders who rule well are to […]

Posted on: August 20, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 5:1-16 – Honoring God in Our Care for One Another

David Lloyd-George once said, “The true test of a civilization is the way it treats its old people.” A U.S. News & World Report (4/3/81) article uncovered the ugly fact of brutality against the aged by their own families: Each year, perhaps a million elderly Americans—or about 1 out of every 25—are abused by relatives…. Few people […]

Posted on: August 14, 2021 - 11:56AM

1 Timothy 4:11-16 – The Godward Ministry of a Faithful Servant

(The following is Dr. Carl Trueman’s charge given to the final graduating class of Westminster Theological Seminary in Dallas on May 21, 2012) What are the priorities of preachers and teachers of God’s word to be? Given that we are today celebrating the graduation of a class of students, many of whom will be moving […]

Posted on: August 7, 2021 - 9:29AM

1 Timothy 3:8-13: God’s Good Design for Deacons

It was the night that Jesus would be betrayed. His disciples were going to take the Passover meal with Him in Jerusalem. They didn’t realize it would be the last time they would take the Passover meal with Him. You see, Jesus and the disciples had come to Jerusalem all the way from Bethany. There were no paved roads to […]

Posted on: July 9, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 3:1-7: God’s Good Design for Elders

Now, you may be wondering: why, when there are people who are without Christ, who haven’t heard the gospel, why would we spend an entire message about elders? Well, there are four reasons at least, why we would spend an entire message about elders in a sermon at [this church]. The first reason is, Paul talks about it […]

Posted on: July 2, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 2:8-15: God’s Good Design

Is there any one aspect of human life that has affected every other aspect of human life more than being male or female? While my life is certainly not reducible to being a man, everything about my life is shaped by the fact that I am male, not female.  My wife’s whole life is shaped […]

Posted on: June 25, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 2:1-7: Priority of Prayer in the Mission of God

One day Hudson Taylor was traveling on a Chinese junk from Shanghai to Ningpo. He had been witnessing to a man called Peter who was resisting the message, but was under deep conviction. In the course of events, Peter fell overboard. Taylor panicked when he saw that no one made any effort to save the […]

Posted on: June 18, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 1:18-20: Waging the War of Love

Paul begins his first letter to Timothy with a reminder of his charge to his disciple to safeguard the church from the false teachers that were present in Ephesus, outlining some of the problems in their erroneous interpretations of the Mosaic law (1:1–11). The issue of false teaching remains the apostle’s chief concern even though […]

Posted on: June 11, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 1:12-17: Christ Jesus Came to Save Sinners

A man was filling out a job application when he came to the question “Have you ever been arrested?” He wrote, “No.” The next question, intended for people who had answered “Yes” to the previous question, was “Why?” The applicant answered it anyway: “I never got caught.” He evidently knew he was guilty of plenty! […]

Posted on: June 4, 2021 - 12:00PM

1 Timothy 1:3-11: A Gospel-Saturated Directive

Jaime Owens, in a letter to his congregation at Tremont Temple Baptist Church: “How can we protect sound doctrine? First and foremost, by filling our church with it. God’s truth is never as vulnerable as when it’s rarely received. For us, the danger isn’t that the Word will go unpreached; rather, it’s that we’ll fail […]

Posted on: May 28, 2021 - 12:00PM