Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Last Sunday, Alan K. taught from 1 Tim. 1:18-20. In this passage, Paul exhorts Timothy to be a good steward. But, Paul does not expect Timothy to serve God in the same way that Paul serves God. Paul recognized that God provides each believer with opporunities and abilities to serve Him that will differ from other believers. Those who are not good stewards, who misuse the Gospel, should be disciplined by the church for the purpose of restoring them to fellowship.

Next week, Mael D. continues our series by teaching 1 Tim. 2:1-7.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Last Sunday, Alan K. taught us from 1 Timothy 1:12-17. In this passage, Paul continues teaching Timothy (and us) about the importance of properly handling the stewardship that God gives to believers. In this case, Paul uses himself as an example. God did not give Paul a stewardship because Paul was worthy, but because God is merciful!

Next week, Alan K. will continue teaching through "Paul's Personal Epistles." He will teach 1 Timothy 1:18-20.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

This Sunday when we gathered, Alan K. taught us from 1 Timothy 1:3-11. Paul exhorted Timothy that some teachers would not properly handle the stewardship of God, would not teach from love, and would not teach according to the gospel. Every believer has been given a stewardship by God which must be handled with love according to the gospel.

Next week, Alan K. continues our study in "Paul's Personal Epistles" when he teaches from 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Last Sunday, Mael D. taught us from I Timothy 1:1-2. He began by reading the entire letter from Paul to Timothy, then explained the roles and service of both Paul and Timothy. Each believer is "his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works." God holds us responsible for the work that he has called us to do.

After our morning meeting, we met again in the afternoon at the home of Alan and Margaret K. for the Lord's Supper around a full meal. We also baptized Reid. We spent the afternoon and evening talking, praying, playing, and encouraging one another in the Lord.

Next week, Alan K. continues teaching from "Paul's Personal Letters" when he teaches from I Timothy 1:3-11.