Sermons on 1 Timothy

Sermons on 1 Timothy

The Four Cups of the Seder

Why should we study the Seder at all? I mean the Seder is an Old Testament practice, right? Well, it is indeed a prescription from our Friend Moses, the Servant of God. However permit me to suggest three things to remind us how rich and relevant the Seder is for Believers. You and I are rooted and part of Israel Some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild…

Share Your Hope

Why A Sermon on Sharing Hope? At Restart we follow the imperative of sharing our Faith from an application of the story of David and Goliath.  The passage is found in 1 Samuel 17, but let’s lean in on verse 40: David took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Greed

Considering Greed I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies – Psalm 119:59 There are several indicators or evidences that Greed may be creeping around trying to get a grip of your disposition.   The purpose of this study is to both highlight those sour “fruit” and to offer in opposition a lesson on greed’s opposing virtue:…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Envy

The Seven Deadly Sins I can’t find the phrase “Seven Deadly Sins” anywhere in the Bible and neither will you.  This list has long been in use however and was categorized by the early church leaders to help Believers better understand the directions that evil temptation can take; to encourage us to self-assess – looking for evidence of them in our…

Recovery, 2 of 5 – How Change Happens Part 2

Five Instructions about Recovery We all have something that bothers our way along the Jesus Path.   What’s got you held up in your walk?  What makes you stumble?  Perhaps it’s a destructive habit – but it doesn’t have to be.  What is it you find yourself doing that you’d not want to do…

Those Who Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness

To Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness In this installment of our weekly lesson from the Sermon on the Mount, we note Jesus takes a change of direction.  The first three Beatitudes have to do with emptying ourselves; to take upon ourselves the attribute of being poor in spirit, of mourning over…

Indifference – Demonic Attack on the Fruit of Kindness

Who Cares… It’s harsh to openly say “who cares” when staring point blank at someone in need.   And although other phrases may come to mind seeing the cardboard sign dude on the corner; there are people in almost every direction suffering lack; material, emotional, and…

Temper – Demonic Attack on the Fruit of Patience

Temper Baby.  You got it, you got it bad… Restart is not in the habit of failing to smell sulfur in the presence of selfishness.  The central character failure fueling temper is selfishness.  I want it my way.  But we get ahead of ourselves. Skip this next if you are up on our Spiritual…

Ownership and Possessions

Subtle Dangers will Appear this Season The trending priorities of the Holiday Season represent the photo negative of Bible Ground on the subject of ownership and possessions Many among the mass of humanity are inclined to disbelieve the active presence of an unseen and malignant antagonist; a powerful creature resolved to enslave, and thus, annihilate you. The only You…

Mother’s Day 2017

So like, just what is it with Mother’s love?  You watch an athletic event and the camera sweeps the stadium full of rabid, cheering fans when suddenly the camera zooms, the person realizes they are on, and what do they shout?  “Hi Dad?”  No. Never. They shout “Hi Mom!”  What a deep and lasting thing this is. However in our little Communities…