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The Power of the Gospel

1 Timothy 1:12-17

March 20, 2022 • Dr. Mark Kemp • 1 Timothy 1:12–17

The apostle Paul never ceased to be amazed that God saved such a "notorious" sinner as him and made him a messenger of the good news to others. The grace of God that saves and transforms sinners is amazing! We need to receive it and rejoice in it. The more we contemplate the power of the gospel in our lives the more joyful we will be and the more eager we will be to share it with others.

A Faithful Minister

June 12, 2022 • Dr. Mark Kemp • 1 Timothy 4:11–16

Paul sent Timothy to minister in a difficult situation. In this passage, the apostle reminded the young minister of the priorities that would enable him to be a faithful minister. Whether we are a minister or a church member, these words remind us of the priorities of a faithful ministry that honors God and is blessed by Him. These are the priorities we should support in our ministers and emulate in our own lives as God gives us opportunity to minister in His church.

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

June 5, 2022 • Mark Kemp • 1 Timothy 4:6–10

The apostle Paul instructed Timothy how he could be a good servant of Christ Jesus in a challenging situation. Timothy had a unique calling from the Lord but the fact every Christian is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, Paul's encouragement to Timothy applies to us also no matter where or in what way the Lord has called us to serve Him.

The Church's One Foundation

May 22, 2022 • Dr. Mark Kemp • 1 Timothy 3:14–16

This passage gives the reason for the apostle’s writing this letter, the reason we have this part of God’s inspired word. It is so that “people will know how to conduct themselves in the household of God.” The letter is written so that we will know how to conduct ourselves as God’s family, His church. We will see that our conduct arises from who we are in Christ and what we believe about Christ. In this short passage we have a beautiful description of who we are as the church and a concise statement of the belief that shapes us.