Share the Load

Share the Load

Read 1 Timothy 3:1-16 When I read 1 Timothy 3, I feel a bit overwhelmed… “Now a bishop (overseer) must be above reproach, married only once, temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and not...
What?

What?

By Grant Vissers Read: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Martin Luther, a German theologian, and one of the central figures in the Protestant Reformation is credited to have attempted to remove Hebrew, James, Jude and Revelation from the Bible. He had a couple of different reasons,...
Prayer is Our Best Weapon

Prayer is Our Best Weapon

Read 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Over the course of some of the Mark series, “Inside Out,” we looked at many different types of prayer. In the “Teach Me How to Pray” weeks we looked at adoration, confession, lament, and thanksgiving. These are common types of prayer. Supplication...
This Won’t Be Easy

This Won’t Be Easy

By Grant Vissers Read: 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Paul wastes little time getting to the meat of the matter. His letter is a reminder to Timothy to continue the work that he has been called to do. “Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies...
Grace is Where You Start and Stay

Grace is Where You Start and Stay

Read 1 Timothy 1:12-17 There is story I once heard about a prison warden who dramatically changed the prison he worked at in the Southern United States with the power of grace. He started introducing prisoners to the concept of the Gospel and positioning them to...
We’re Done With Games

We’re Done With Games

By Grant Vissers Read 1 Timothy 1:1-11 This is a great passage for the church because it reminds us of what is most important in God’s kingdom. It is a charge to Timothy and the church to uphold that which matters most: faith and love. Paul comes at it by addressing...
Living Richly for Kids: Giving It Away

Living Richly for Kids: Giving It Away

Bible verse: Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Read the whole story here: Matthew 25:14-30) The last part of stewardship is...
Living Richly in the World

Living Richly in the World

Using our time, talents, gifts, and resources to further God’s kingdom Matthew 25:14-30 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to...
Living Richly for Kids: Being Content

Living Richly for Kids: Being Content

Philippians 4:11-12, “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” Have you ever spent a rainy-day puddle...
Living Richly in All Circumstances

Living Richly in All Circumstances

There is something about children that understands what it means to be content in all circumstances. I remember moving into our house in Colorado when I was thirteen (before I became a believer) and my sister was only eight. My parents had spent a year having their...