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Seeing the Invisible God: Christ’s Resurrection and the Church’s Confession (1 Timothy 3:16)

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While every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection, this last Sunday we celebrated the very day when Christ rose from the grave. In Sunday's sermon from 1 Timothy 3:16 we consider the full impact of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. In six compact statements Paul outlines the major turning points associated with Christ's resurrection. Truly, the church is bui...

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One Ransom for All: The Beautiful Scandal of God’s Universal Particularity (1 Timothy 2:5

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On Sunday we focused on the death and resurrection of Christ. While Psalm Sunday directs us to Christ's triumphal entrance to Jerusalem, we focused on Paul's message of the cross in 1 Timothy 2:57. As 1 Timothy 23 spend time on Christ's death and resurrection, we considered how his one death ransomed people from every nation. Indeed, speaking into the divided context of E...

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The Drama and the Doctrine: How Faithful Deacons Gain a Hearing for the Gospel (1 Timothy 3:8

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When you hear the words "church" and "drama," what comes to mind? At best, church drama conjures up images of Christmas Cantatas or Passion plays. At worst, church drama brings up painful memories of infighting and relational strife in church meetings. Too often, drama in the church carries a negative connotation, one that always threatens the church. In response to this...

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The Secret of Godliness: 1 Timothy 3:14

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In our sermon this Sunday we considered 1 Timothy 3:1416. In many respects it provides the highpoint of 1 Timothy. Paul provides his purpose for writing and gives the context for the instructions that he has written to Timothy and the church in this epistle. He provides the instructions for how we ought to conduct ourselves in the household of God, the church of the living...

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