INSIDE THE CHURCH FAMILY
Paul reveals three active struggles inside the Ephesian church, showing us how biblical care and discipline in the church works to restore people to Jesus.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD
The next two weeks deal with our responsibilities as the church. This week focuses on how we are equipped to what we are called to do as a family of God.
1 Timothy 3
A CALL TO MATURITY
We discourage mediocrity in almost all ares of life, yet we readily accept being lukewarm in our faith. We are called to desire maturity in gospel growth.
Specific Needs and Universal Truths
Paul’s letter to Timothy cites specific issues in the Ephesian church’s worship, and corrects them with gospel truths that apply to the church throughout history.
One of the distinguishing marks of a true church is sound doctrine. Orthodoxy (right belief) leads to orthopraxy (right living).