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Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

I Timothy 6:11-16, 21-21

  1. Fight the good fight of faith
    • Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness
    • Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
    • Keep the commandments
  2. Guard the deposit (the Gospel)
    • vs. Moral/Legalist Gospel
    • vs. Pietist Gospel
    • vs. Social Justice/Activist Gospel
    • vs. Prosperity/”Health & Wealth” Gospel
    • vs. Unity/Unitarian Gospel
    • vs. “All Roads Lead to Heaven!” Gospel
    • vs. Self Help/”Word of Faith”/Positive Gospel
    • vs. Mystical Gospel

Prayer and Worship

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Prayer and Worship

I Timothy 2:1-15

  1. Men & Women of Prayer (2:1-7)
    • Everyone: Pray for all especially authorities, pursue a peaceful & quiet life.
  2. Men in Worship (2:8)
    • Men: Avoid divisiveness, pursue holiness & prayer.
  3. Women in Worship (2:9-15)
    • Women: Avoid distraction, pursue modesty & good works.

Gospel Transformation, Part 2

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Gospel Transformation, Part 2

I Timothy 1:12-20

  1. The Gospel transforms us into a life of praise.
    • Jesus appoints the unqualified.
    • Jesus shows mercy to the ignorant.
    • Jesus saves the unworthy.
    • Jesus shows patience to the unrepentant.
  2. The Gospel transforms us to hold onto faith.
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