Guard Your Leaders

Guard Your Leaders

By Grant Vissers Read: 1 Timothy 5:17-20 I feel a little awkward writing my thoughts on this particular passage. Especially when Paul writes, “Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and...
Discipline Yourself

Discipline Yourself

Read 1 Timothy 4:1-10 Paul uses a lot of words throughout 1 Timothy that lend well to an analogy of training for a race or a fight. Have you ever run a long-distance race before? Perhaps you have run a marathon, a half marathon, or a 10 km race. I am much more of a...
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...
Practicing Discernment

Practicing Discernment

  This past Sunday was week 2 of our sermon series “Inside Out: Pursuing the Interior Life of Jesus.” We read from Mark 2, but focused in on the verses where the Pharisees are testing Jesus and trying to trap him in blasphemy because he said that a man’s sins were...