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May 5
2013

Pillar and Buttress of the Truth

1 Timothy, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

1 Timothy

In 1 Tim 3:14-16 we get to the heart of Paul’s letter to Timothy. The entire letter radiates out from the truth contained in this section. Here we see, more clearly and dramatically than anywhere else, what is at stake in Ephesus – and for us in our great city of Seattle. Paul clarifies that he is not merely going for a change of behavior within the church, but a realignment of the church around truth itself – after all it is the pillar and buttress of the truth.

Audio | 1 Timothy 3:14-16Full Notes »

Apr 28
2013

Pastors, Elders & Overseers

, 1 Timothy, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

1 Timothy

In 1 Timothy 3:1-7 we see that one of the most significant areas within the Ephesian church that needed to be addressed was the leadership, in particular, pastoral leadership. There was apparently much confusion around pastoral leadership: What is a pastor? What are the qualifications? What should they be primarily concerned with? This is particularly important as Jesus came into world to live, die and rise in order to create the church (Mt 16:18). Revelation tells us that all of human history is marching toward the day when the church will be presented to Jesus as is bride. Therefore, the matter of who leads the church in the interim is of great importance. It is not an exaggeration to say that the health of every local church depends on quality, faithfulness and teaching of its pastors.

Audio | 1 Timothy 3:1-7Full Notes »

Apr 21
2013

Deacons

, 1 Timothy, Media, Sermons | by Pastor David Parker

1 Timothy

Today we’re looking at the topic of Deacons. Jesus cares deeply about his church, and because of that, He’s given qualifications for leaders so that they can faithfully love and serve the church, as the church has been loved and served by Christ. This morning we’re going to answer 5 Questions: Why is church leadership important? How did we get Deacons? What are the qualifications for Deacons? What do they do? And why be a Deacon?

Audio | 1 Timothy 3:8-13Full Notes »