The Church of the Living God

In this series, Pastor Marlin examines the book of 1 Timothy. Learn more about Timothy and the message Paul had for him in this letter.

September 15, 2019: “It’s About the Church” – Paul informs Timothy that the church is supposed to be the household of God, the pillar and support of the truth. What is the intrigue of a churchless Christianity in today’s world? Learn more about Timothy, his ministry, and the purpose of the church.

September 22, 2019: “Sound Doctrine” – A lot was going on in the church at Ephesus that Paul wanted to address with Timothy in his letter. Most of it came down to the teaching of faulty doctrine.

September 29, 2019: “Paul’s Testimony” – Pastor Marlin takes a look at the man who made a complete turnaround for Jesus Christ. Learn Paul’s testimony, and let it help you find your story, too.

October 13, 2019: “First of All, Prayer” – It’s the first topic Paul addresses about the local church in his letter to Timothy. Prayer – for everyone, including kings and those in authority – may be a challenge, but it was a must for the early church and a must for our church today.

October 20, 2019: “Women in the Church” – In his letter to Timothy, Paul addresses the role of women within the church body. Pastor Marlin encourages us not to read more into the text than what is there.

October 27, 2019: “Leadership in the Church” – Paul continues addressing the structure of the church in his letter to Timothy. This section deals with the qualifications and expectations of the leadership (elders and deacons).

November 10, 2019:Personal Instructions for the Pastor” – Timothy receives personal instructions in his letter from Paul. In this message, Pastor Marlin applies the lesson to himself, explains how it related to Timothy, and helps us apply it to ourselves.

November 17, 2019: “The Church is Family” – We are the children of God and a family of believers. In Paul’s letter, he tells Timothy the responsibility of the church in treating believers like family.

November 24, 2019: “Let’s Not Follow the Money” – Just as Paul advised Timothy that godliness with financial contentment is great gain, Pastor Marlin reminds us that we cannot serve both God and money at the same time.

December 8, 2019: “Final Instructions for the Next Forty” – Pastor Marlin wraps up the message on how to biblically pursue the next forty years as a Church of the Living God.

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