Monthly Archives: March 2015

1 Timothy 4 “Serving God In The Last Days” – 10AM Sunday, Mar. 29 – CD#1549

1 Timothy 4

GOD THE FATHER has provided a way to salvation and eternal life in heaven for all of mankind. When God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross He died for the sins of the world. He opened the door to “Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev.22:17).  But most people reject Jesus Christ and His offer of salvation and heaven. So, although Christ died for all mankind, and makes this offer to all, only those who accept Jesus Christ will receive the benefits of His redeeming sacrifice. “He is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.”  In other words, He died for everyone, but it takes acceptance by faith to actually know Jesus as your personal Savior. His death doesn’t do you any good unless you receive His free gift!

 

1 Timothy 3 “The Mystery of Godliness” – 10AM Sunday, March 22, – CD#1548

1 Timothy 3

“.. GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS ..”(I Tim.3:16) That a human could be changed to become more like his Creator God. That a person can take on a Christ like character is an amazing thing, and an incomprehensible mystery. Yet it happens in the life of everyone who surrenders his life to Jesus Christ and is born again.

Lives are changed mysteriously! Drug addicts who have tried every program imaginable, suddenly are delivered from years of slavery to the needle. An alcoholic quits drinking and never touches it again. A person who was filled with bitterness and anger comes to Christ, and is softened immediately by the touch of God’s Word. Depression and anxieties are gone when people receive God’s Holy Spirit. Great is the mystery of Godliness!

 

1 Timothy 2 “The Narrow Way” 3/15/15/ – cd# 1547

1 Timothy 2

 

“There is One God & One Mediator between God and all mankind, the Man Christ Jesus” (1Timothy 2). There is only One way that leads to heaven! All roads or religious activities and traditions are not good! Only if we are born again, and have a personal relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ will we rise up to heaven. He said; “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14)                                                Sometimes people get very upset with us; they think we are intolerant bigots since we say there is only One way. However, we didn’t say it, Jesus said it! And Jesus also spoke of entering by the narrow gate that leads to life; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go that way (Mat 6).

 

1 Timothy 1 “Fight for Doctrine & Love” – Mar. 8,2015 – CD#1546

1 Timothy 1

The central themes of the Christian life must be God’s Word & God’s Love – The Enemy will fight against the sound teaching of God’s Word, and sharing God’s Love. In 1 Timothy Paul writes to his young friend, Pastor Timothy of Ephesus, and encourages him to continue in sound doctrine, and warns him to beware of false doctrine in the church. Satan promotes legalism, idolatry, and emotionalism. Satan has invented ideas like genealogies, astrology, re-incarnation, karma, mysticism, and even fables about Jesus studying with Eastern cults.

If Timothy had to be encouraged in the fight to continue in sound teaching, and had to be warned about false teachers in the 1st century church, we who are living in the 21st century church must certainly heed these encouraging words and warnings. The end result of teaching and applying the Bible will be mature, faithful, Christians who will work the work of God, & believe on the One who He has sent (Jn.6:28 & 29), and God’s Agape’ love will shine through their lives!