The Lawful Use of the Law

The false teachers in Ephesus were inappropriately using the Law to skew basic gospel truths. Here, Paul sets the record straight by reminding the readers that the Law could not provide the righteousness necessary to stand before God. Instead, readers are reminded that our righteousness must come from Christ. These truths are important because they protect the church’s pursuit of holiness

Character vs. Corruption

This passage teaches today’s Christians that the growth and development of Christian love is the genuine result of God’s work in the life and service of the saint. Those who make a departure from the path that leads to love are exposed by their confident arrogance.

The Battle for Beliefs

This passage describes Paul’s instructions to Timothy for the church in Ephesus. Timothy is called to act on behalf of Paul in order to protect the church from opponents of His gospel.

By God’s People, For God’s People

This passage provides us the truths regarding the manner in which Christ protects and builds up the church which is the place of a Christian’s spiritual nourishment. In it, we see God building the church through faithful servants (Paul), committed disciples (Timothy), and His spiritual empowerment Outline I. Paul the Apostle (1 Tim 1:1) A. […]

Saints Who Stand: The Christian’s Spiritual Warfare

How believers can stand against Satanic struggles in everyday life. Outline I. Stand in the Strength of the Lord (Eph 6:10-11) II. Stand Against the Right Enemy (Eph 6:11-12) III. Stand in the Armor of God A. Stand Perfectly Prepared (Eph 6:13) B. Stand Strapped with Truth (Eph 6:14) C. Stand by Revealing Righteousness (Eph […]

By God’s People For God’s People

Today, we’re going to consider the background of the book of 1 Timothy. We will consider the author (Paul), the recipient (Timothy), and the situation in Ephesus that prompted the writing of this epistle. Here, we will learn valuable lessons about faithful Christian living and the importance of the local church for the growth and […]