New Leaders

Behavior that Points to Christ

September 17, 2017 1 Timothy 4:11-5:2  Paul, after equipping the church in Ephesus to detect and deal with false teaching, now turns his attention to truth and the way we can commend it through our behavior. Paul exhorts believers in the community to act in such a way that the cross becomes the only offense. […]

How to Grow in Discernment

September 10, 2017 1 Timothy 4:1-10  How do Christian leaders grow in discernment?  In 1 Timothy 4:1-10, Paul warns us of the traps that lead our hearts and affections astray. He encourages us as believers to train ourselves in holiness by immersing ourselves in the Word of God, remembering that we belong to Jesus. Sermon Outline: […]

How to Think About the Role of Deacon

August 27, 2017 1 Timothy 3:8-13 The Bible tells us that the greatest manifestation of our faith is the way that we serve others. God cares so deeply about service that He instituted the diaconate, an office within the church devoted to merciful service. As deacons serve the body of Christ, not only do they […]

How to Think About the Role of Elder

August 20, 2017 1 Timothy 3:1-7 How do we think about the elders who are called by God to shepherd us? Are they superheroes of the faith, with a different communication line to God than the rest of us? What does the Bible say about elders? We are beginning a new series called “New Leaders.” […]