Today's Message


  • May 25 - May 27 The Dignity of Servanthood

    You can’t put a price tag on a good name. An honoured and respected reputation is worth more than “silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1). In fact, we could write in bold letters this very proverb across the last couple of sermons—the one’s dealing with the necessary qualities for the office of overseer or elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7). We could do the same over this sermon because a sterling reputation for those serve as deacons in God’s church is just as essential (3:8-13).

  • May 28 - May 29 A Hope, a House, a Hymn

    We could consider 1 Timothy the handbook on biblical ministry within the church. The first half focuses on the work of ministry—the service. The second half focuses on the workman who performs ministry—the servant. The interlude between these two halves (1 Timothy 3:14-16) focuses on the why of ministry—the soul. Without soul the service the servant performs is sterile. The ministry may be theologically and biblically correct, but it’s all head and no heart.

  • June 1 - June 3 Ministering Among the Crazies

    Shortly before his death, Paul wrote three letters on the subject of the church—specifically on pastoral responsibilities in the church. These letters are known as 1 Timothy (written in AD 63), Titus (AD 63), and 2 Timothy (AD 67). The “pastoral epistles,” as they are commonly called, provide the church with the earliest and most reliable guidelines for the way things in the church should be viewed, the philosophy that should be embraced within the church, and the manner in which the local church should be led.

  • June 4 - June 8 The Dos and Don’ts of Ministry

    Let’s see a show of hands. Who in their professional lives wants to be unsuccessful? No one? Good. It’s true that most professions have a set of procedures—a list of dos and don’ts—that, if followed, ensure success. Ministry is no different. Beginning in 1 Timothy 4:6, and continuing through the rest of the letter, Paul turns our attention to the one who seeks to be “a good servant of Christ Jesus,” the minister.

  • June 9 - June 10 Respecting and Rebuking the Saints

    Paul made clear the purpose of his first letter to Timothy: “so that [we] will know how [we] ought to conduct [ourselves] in the household of God” (1 Timothy 3:15). We’ve noted that ministry would be easier if people pursued godliness, then they’d know how to behave in church. Some do, and some don’t. Those who do deserve our respect. And those who don’t deserve a rebuke. But how do we go about respecting and rebuking the saints? What is appropriate and what isn’t? Thank God He gave us 1 Timothy to answer these questions and serve as our guide.