A Call to Prayer

2/26/17

Kert Martin

Text: Timothy 2:1-7

#6 in I Timothy Series

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Chapters two and three of 1 Timothy have been deemed by many as a manual on church order. It’s important for us to see these guidelines in the historical context in which the Apostle Paul was living. These guidelines are not cultural but eternal and were written so that Christians would know “how to conduct themselves in the household of God.”
In his sermon, Mr Martin looks at verses 1-2 of chapter 2 – a call to prayer and we will look at the different kinds of prayer Paul mentions, and the impact that praying for the salvation of others can have on a culture. I Timothy 2:1-7

To the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible

12/4/16

Kert Martin

Text: Timothy 1:17

#4 in I Timothy Series

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Mr Martin begins preaching in the book of 1 Timothy with the call to leadership and the purpose of Paul’s letter to Timothy. The church is the “pillar and buttress of truth” because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The mission of the church is not only the preservation of the church but to have a strategic vision for the further progress of God’s Kingdom.

As we continue this week in 1 Timothy, Paul just finished giving us a glimpse of his personal testimony, finishing it with this doxology: “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Jonathan Edwards wrote of this verse: “As I read the words, there came into my soul and was as it were diffused through it, a sense of the glory of the Divine Being; a new sense quite different from anything I ever experienced before.” Though we cannot define the undefinable we are going to look at Who this King eternal, immortal, invisible, only wise God is and what He has done for us.

5 Elements of God’s Saving Grace

11/6/16

Kert Martin

Text: Timothy 1:12-16

#3 in I Timothy Series

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Paul now turns from his warning against false teachers to his personal testimony. Paul’s conversion story is really our story. His testimony is the story of every Christian: “that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am foremost.” Paul writes this “deserving of full acceptance” we are sinners and Jesus Christ by His amazing grace came to save us. I Timothy 1:12-16

 

True Doctrine & Heart Transformation

10/9/16

Kert Martin

Text: Timothy 1:3-11

#2 in I Timothy Series

There is a problem in the church at Ephesus – certain men are teaching a “different doctrine.” Timothy is instructed by Paul to command these men to stop teaching this “different doctrine.”This week we will look at true doctrine, which leads us to true love and the true use of the law. This kind of teaching is alive and well in our own day – “different doctrine” creates speculations and controversies rather than Godly stewardship – so it is important for us to understand God’s truth. Our desire is to “conform to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which He entrusted to us.” I Timothy 1:3-11

To Timothy: A True Son in the Faith

9/11/16

Kert Martin

Text: Timothy 1:1-11

#1 in I Timothy Series

Mr Martin begins preaching in the book of 1 Timothy with the call to leadership and the purpose of Paul’s letter to Timothy. The church is the “pillar and buttress of truth” because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The mission of the church is not only the preservation of the church but to have a strategic vision for the further progress of God’s Kingdom.

We also look to Paul’s salutation. The significance of this greeting is often over-looked. In just a few words a large part of the Ephesian problem is addressed (the church had turned away from Paul’s authority and salvation through Jesus Christ which he preached). We will look at Paul’s authority, why Timothy is a “true son in the faith,” and God’s blessing on believers. I Timothy 1:1-11