The apostle Paul wrote this epistle to his faithful assistant pastor in the church of Ephesus, in a time where false teachings and doctrines were sweeping over the land. In the first couple of verses he admonishes Timothy to teach and train the believers in the right doctrine and to protect their faith from the influence of false teachers. However Timothy had a challenge. He had to practice some principals in his own life so that others will listen to him and thereby he can defend the church from heretics more effectively.
How was he supposed to do that?
Text: 1 Timothy 4:11-16
1. In speech and life, 1 Timothy 4:11-12
The minister’s life should be a living sermon
Many believe that Timothy was a shy and timid person. Definitely confronting false teachers was not his cup of tea. But in verse 11 Paul tells his protégé to command and teach everything mentioned from verses 1 Timothy 4:1-10. Now when Paul uses the word “command” he is actually referring to the authority Timothy has received in Christ, to teach and preach the word of God and train the brethren in the word of God. So that they will be safe from false teachers. Click here to read the rest of, Sermon notes: Actions speak louder than words
In the Bible we meet several gentiles who were helped by God. Among them the account of the Syrophoenician woman is quite significant because of her conversation with Jesus. Today there’s a lot of talk going around as to why Jesus made such a rude statement. Our attention however should be on her clever reply because in it there are some strong lessons for us. Lets see what her statement meant to Jesus and what are its implications for us.
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The news was out: help was available for the sick! But a certain paralytic had no way to get to it. Physically disabled people like him were not only immobile, but usually poor. Useless to society and lacking help from the government, they invariably lived as social outcasts.
But some men knew of this man’s dilemma and came to his need. They helped him get to a house where Jesus was teaching. Yet enormous crowds made access impossible. Fortunately, the men were determined and resourceful: they literally tore the roof off in order to connect their friend with the helper.
Luke says that Jesus “noticed their faith”. What made Jesus to take special note of their faith? In today’s sermon I want to share with you three qualities that forms the type of faith that grabs God’s attention. Click here to read the rest of, Sermon notes: Jesus heals a paralytic at Capernaum
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This is not the final sermon to be preached on the subject of “Speaking in tongues”. Christians will continue to debate with each other until our Lord returns to settle this matter once and for all time.
In the many pamphlets and books I have examined opinions differ. We do know that the phenomenon of tongues-speaking is widespread, and it is likely that no issue in Christendom has caused as wide a split in its ranks in modern times as has speaking in tongues.
Therefore in today’s sermon I am going to show you 5 basic and biblical truths about speaking in tongues.
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The book of Judges say that God used different kinds of people to deliver Israel. Strong warriors, women of wisdom etc. Shamgar was a judge too, but he was just a farmer. The Bible gives only a short account of his mission. Why did God chose a man with low profile to deliver Israel. Let us see.
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