Sermons on 1 Timothy

Sermons on 1 Timothy

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 6 (42 min)

Michael Penfold expounds 1 Timothy Ch 6 in which the Ephesian false teachers are condemned, and Timothy, the man of God, is charged – to “keep the commandment” and “guard the deposit”. The apostle Paul exposes those who view godliness as a way to make money and gives general warnings against covetousness. This issue is highly relevant in our day when the “prosperity gospel” is being promoted by false teachers like T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and Brian Houston…

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 5 (43 min)

Gordon Stewart expounds 1 Timothy Ch 5. After looking at Paul’s words about relationships between the generations and genders in vvs 1- 2, Gordon looks at the instructions about family and assembly support for widows. Finally he picks out some pertinent lessons about elders from the end of the chapter, and takes time to give a warning in connection with the verse “use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake” (Message preached 2nd May 2019)

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 4 (42 min)

David West expounds 1 Timothy Ch 4. Following on from the grand truths of Ch 3, Paul now warns Timothy about the character and content of the false teachers who will appear in the latter times. In contrast, Timothy’s character, activity , motives and duties are outlined – and the example he is to be to the believers in Ephesus (Message preached 25th April 2019)

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 3 (47 min)

Mark Sweetnam expounds 1 Timothy Ch 3. The contents of this chapter (qualifications for overseers/servants), and the previous one (male/female roles in assembly) give us features of the “pattern” for the local assembly and are written so that we will know “how to behave” in the house of God (3:15), which functions as the pillar and ground of the truth. Mark deals with the issue of “the husband of one wife”, and also answers the question “What is a deacon?”…

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 2 (52 min)

Jonathan Black expounds 1 Timothy Ch 2. The first 7 verses concern the local assembly’s “responsibility” in prayer, while the last 8 verses deal with the subject of the “role” of men and women in public prayer (and teaching). Jonathan gives numerous helpful suggestions with regard to prayer and public participation, as well as highlighting the very challenging practical issues relative to apparel and adornment that are found in the chapter (Message preached 11th April 2019)

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 1 (46 min)

After briefly introducing 1st and 2nd Timothy, Mervyn Hall expounds 1 Timothy Ch 1. He highlights the author, the addressee, the aim and the ambition of chapter. In light of Paul’s words to Timothy, and the situation in the assembly at Ephesus, Mervyn has some interesting input for us today on the danger of conspiracy theories, and on the Christian’s relationship to the law of Moses (Message preached 4th April 2019)

Why Stand for Truth? (42 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces a series of messages on “Why we believe what we believe” by asking a basic preliminary question – “Why stand for truth?” Is truth still as important as ever? Isn’t it all just a matter of opinion? Should not love hold the trump card over truth? Basing his remarks on Paul’s two epistles to Timothy, Mervyn not only defends the basic concept of truth, but also outlines 5 reasons why we still must stand…

The Fashion of the World (43 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on separation from the world in connection with clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, piercing and tattoos. After establishing the fact that the Bible is concerned with the outward appearance of God’s people, Michael outlines 10 scriptural “guiding principles” by which to judge all issues of dress and appearance. Scripture readings: Prov 6:24-25, 7:10, Eze 23:40, 44, 1 Tim 2:8-10, 1 Pet 3:3-4 (Message preached 7th Jun 2018)

Eve – The First Woman (40 min)

PART 1 – Michael Penfold preaches on the first women in the Bible – Eve, the wife of Adam. A number of basic issues are covered in this message, including the Bible’s teaching on gender (male and female), the divinely designed different roles for men and women in the home, in society and in the assembly, and the Biblical reasons why women are not allowed to teach or pray publicly in assembly gatherings. Readings from Gen Chs 2-3, 1 Cor…

God’s Trustworthy Word (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “God’s faithful and trustworthy Word”, the Bible (Rev 22:6, 1 Tim 1:15). You can be sure of an eternal destiny in heaven by believing what God says in His word! Mr Higgins emphasises three characteristics of God’s trustworthy Word – its simplicity, its immediacy and its certainty. He uses the life story of William Tyndale as the springboard for this message, Click here for the handout (Message preached July 1st 2017)

Christ – A Great Saviour (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “Christ a great Saviour”. Reading in 1 Chron 17:16-17 and 1 Tim 1:12-15, Mr Higgins expounds the grace of God to sinners. He weaves his comments around the words of the aged John Newton (author of “Amazing Grace“) who said “I remember two things – I am a great sinner; but Christ is a great Saviour”. The free grace gospel is objectionable to self-righteous people, but it is the only way to heaven! Click here for…

Fatherhood – A Leader in the Home (38 min)

PART 6 – Gary Woods speaks on the role of a father as outlined in various Bible passages, notably 1 Timothy Ch 3. Much profitable and practical teaching is given relative to leadership, love and the challenge of balancing home, assembly and work life. Wisdom is needed in rearing a family for God especially with the financial, social and technological pressures of the 21st Century Western world (Message preached 14th Feb 2016)