Sermons on 1 Timothy

Jesus Came to Save Sinners

1 Timothy 1:15-16 Jesus didn’t come to save the righteous – He came to save sinners. No-one is good enough to be saved on their own account, but He promises He will make you good enough, if you will just come to Him.

A Command to Fight?

1 Timothy 1:18-20 Paul commands Timothy to ‘Fight the Good Fight.’ We see how as Christians we cannot sit on our laurels and passively wait for God’s will to come to pass. We must be active in spreading His Word, for it is through our actions that His Kingdom is advanced.

The Only Redeemer of God’s Elect

1 Timothy 2:5-6 We look once more at the wonderful doctrine of the deity and the humanity of Christ, and marvel at the perfection of God’s plan of salvation in which God’s only Son was sent to be our Redeemer. Only as God could He render a sacrifice of infinite value for

The Qualifications of Deacons

1 Timothy 3:8-13 Having looked at the functions and qualifications for elders, we now turn to examine those for Deacons in the church. We see that in many ways they are similar, since Deacons are to relieve Elders of some of their duties so they can give themselves to pra

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 4

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We conclude our series on elders in the church by considering the need for an elder to be mature, and then reflecting again on how serious an issue it is for a man to seek the office of elder and for a church to recognize that calling in a man. The openi

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 3

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We look again at these passages to discover the qualifications of an elder. Having looked in earlier sermons at the moral qualifications, we look here at the managerial, gifting and reputation aspects that must accompany a man who is called to this office

The Qualifications of Elders, Part 2

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 We continue to look at the moral qualifications God has given us in His Word for those who would be elders in the church. In every case, we see that men possessing these qualifications are Christ-like and though men who possess them in good measure are ra

The Qualifications of Elders

1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9 Paul, in his letters to Timothy and Titus, has given us a list of the qualifications necessary to someone who would be an elder in the church. We begin a two-part survey of these qualifications today, dealing with one in particular (husband of one wife) w

Sola Gratia: Salvation is by Grace Alone!

1 Timothy 2:5-6 We continue our third annual Reformation Lecture Series by comparing the teaching of Scripture on justification with that propounded in the Council of Trent. We see in the Bible that our salvation is a free gift of God and cannot be merited in any way by