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The LORD covers his people with favour [draft sermon notes]
Psalms 5:1-13
The LORD hears when we call to Him [draft sermon notes]
Psalms 4:1-9
The LORD of hosts is with us [draft sermon notes]
Psalms 46:1-12
By God's grace, be at peace [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
Be ready for Jesus' return! [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Encourage each other with the certain hope of Jesus' return [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Keep on loving one another [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
Living to please God means we must pursue holiness [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Be prepared for affliction [draft sermon outline]
1 Thessalonians 3:1-13
Paul longed to see the Thessalonians again [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
Thank God for the faith and perseverance of his people [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Confidence in God leads us to declare the gospel and share our lives [draft sermon outline]
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
When God's people suffer joyfully, the gospel multiplies [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
Paul thanks God that the Thessalonian church are real Christians [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
Celebrate the life of faith, hope and love in the gospel of Jesus Christ [draft sermon notes]
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5:28
It is good to give thanks to the LORD [draft sermon notes]
Psalms 92:1-16
Since we are alive in Christ together, live the new life together [draft sermon outline]
Colossians 3:1-17
Daniel is assured that God will fulfil all his plans and put all things right [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 12:1-13
Daniel sees a final vision of proud kings, turmoil, and suffering in times to come [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 11:1-45
Daniel is exhausted and strengthened for one more vision [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 10:1-21
Daniel's faithful prayer receives a glorious answer [draft sermon notes]
Daniel 9:1-27
Daniel sees that God is bigger than the dark days that lie ahead [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 8:1-27
God has established his eternal Kingdom in Jesus [draft sermon notes]
Daniel 7:1-28
God raises Daniel alive out of the place of death [draft sermon notes]
Daniel 6:1-29
God suddenly ends Belshazzar's life and rule, because he did not honour God [draft sermon notes]
Daniel 5:1-31
God reveals deep and hidden things [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 2:1-49
God preserves his faithful people in exile [draft sermon outline]
Daniel 1:1-21
Jesus is the resurrection and the life [draft sermon outline]
John 11:1-57
Jesus' family must show honour [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 5:17-6:2
Train yourself for godliness [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 4:6-16
Jesus has revealed the secret of godliness  [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Show the gospel by serving [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 3:8-13
Godly living celebrates the goodness of God our creator [early draft sermon notes]
1 Timothy 2:8-15
God's gospel is for everyone [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Those who truly love the law, love the gospel [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 1:8-20
Keep the gospel the centre! [draft sermon outline]
1 Timothy 1:1-7
How we live in God's household (draft sermon notes)
1 Timothy 1:1-2
God's king takes away God's punishment [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 24:1-25
God has established an everlasting Kingdom [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 23:1-39
To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Has Done [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 21:15-22:51
God's King removes the judgement on God's people [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 21:1-14
God's king is rejected - again [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 20:1-26
The Return of the King: David returns to Jerusalem [draft sermon notes - unfinished]
2 Samuel 19:8-43
The rebel dies a rebel's death [draft sermon notes - unfinished]
2 Samuel 17:27-19:8
Absalom takes Jerusalem [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 16:15-17:26
Absalom rebels against David [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 15:1-16:14
Humble yourselves under God's mighty hand [draft sermon notes]
1 Peter 5:1-14
David is manipulated [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 14:1-33
David's sons abandon steadfast love [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 13:1-39
The LORD punishes and pardons [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 12:1-31
David abandons steadfast love (Bathsheba) - initial draft sermon notes
2 Samuel 11:1-27
David defeats the Ammonites (the backdrop to Bathsheba) [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 10:1-19
David shows the steadfast love of God [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 9:1-13
The LORD gave victory to David wherever he went [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 8:1-18
God's King is victorious [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 5:1-26
God's Kingdom is established - but God is in no one's debt [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 4:1-12
God's king begins his rule [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 2:1-3:1
David learns that the King is dead, and laments [draft sermon notes]
2 Samuel 1:1-27
Let all the ends of the earth worship God in Jesus! [draft sermon notes]
Psalms 67:1-7
Persisting in Evangelism, part 2 - 'Samaria' [draft sermon notes]
Colossians 4:1-6
Persisting in Evangelism, part 1 - 'Judea' [draft sermon notes]
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Reformation - sola gratia [draft sermon notes]
Ephesians 2:1-10
Sola Scriptura! [draft sermon notes]
2 Timothy 3:14-4:8
The gospel reaches the ends of the earth [draft sermon notes]
Acts 28:11-31
God is our refuge and strength [draft sermon notes]
Acts 27:2-28:10
Paul testifies to the resurrection again [draft sermon notes]
Acts 25:13-27:1
Paul keeps testifying [draft sermon notes]
Acts 24:1-25:12
The Lord Jesus protects Paul and guides his way onwards towards Rome [draft sermon notes]
Acts 21:27-23:35
Paul goes to Jerusalem, fully aware of what awaits him [draft sermon notes]
Acts 21:1-26
Care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood [draft sermon notes]
Acts 20:17-38
Idolatry causes a riot in Ephesus [draft sermon notes]
Acts 19:21-20:1
The Kingdom of God comes in Ephesus [draft sermon notes]
Acts 18:24-19:20
By the grace of Jesus, Paul plants the gospel in Corinth and completes his second missionary journey [draft sermon notes]
Acts 18:1-23
News of Jesus' resurrection challenges, divides, and saves [draft sermon notes]
Acts 17:16-34
The gospel of the Lord Jesus takes root in Europe (draft sermon notes)
Acts 16:6-40
It's Official: God is saving people from all nations into his church through Jesus Christ alone [draft sermon notes].
Acts 15:1-16:5
Paul and Barnabus plant true worshiping communities in the nations [draft sermon notes]
Acts 14:1-28
The Lord Jesus sends Paul and Barnabus to preach and plant his gospel in the nations (draft sermon notes)
Acts 12:25-13:52
The Word of God is unstoppable (draft sermon notes)
Acts 12:1-25
Christmas Day 2016: Now we have what many longed to see (draft sermon notes)
Luke 2:22-40
God has kept his promises! (sermon notes 1.0)
Luke 1:57-80
The Lord Jesus plants a church in Antioch (draft sermon notes)
Acts 11:19-30
Jesus calls the nations into His church (draft sermon notes)
Acts 10:1-11:18
Jesus Christ heals (draft sermon notes)
Acts 9:32-43
Jesus converts Saul, who experiences opposition, suspicion, and acceptance (draft sermon notes)
Acts 9:1-31
Jesus saves a man through Scripture reading and Christian witness (draft sermon notes)
Acts 8:26-40
Jesus told the truth when He said, 'You will be my witnesses in Samaria' (sermon notes draft)
Acts 8:3-25
Jesus receives His first martyr, and the gospel is scattered outwards (draft sermon notes)
Acts 6:8-8:2
The healthy church grows through internal problems (draft sermon notes)
Acts 6:1-7
Jesus empowers His church to endure opposition with joy [draft sermon notes 1.0]
Acts 5:12-42
You cannot serve God and money (draft sermon notes)
Acts 4:32-5:11
Jesus shows His power to save by healing a lame man (draft sermon notes)
Acts 3:1-26
The Spirit-filled church is devoted to Jesus, who blesses and grows His church
Acts 2:42-47
The Enthroned Jesus Delivers on God's Promise (sermon notes)
Acts 2:1-41
Jesus prepares His church for the coming of the Spirit (Sunday sermon notes)
Acts 1:12-26
Jesus' ascension guarantees the completion of God's plan
Acts 1:1-11
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Eldership is a good work
1 Timothy 3:1-7
Eldership is a good work [draft sermon outline]
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Published February 6th, 2018
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1 Timothy 3:1-7
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Qualifications for Overseers 3 1 The saying is v trustworthy: If anyone aspires to w the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore x an overseer 1 must be above reproach, y the husband of one wife, 2 z sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, a hospitable, b able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but c gentle, not quarrelsome, d not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity e keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for w God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may f become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by g outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into h a snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 3:1-7
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3 1 πιστὸς ὁ λόγος. Εἴ τις ἐπισκοπῆς ὀρέγεται, καλοῦ ἔργου ἐπιθυμεῖ. 2 δεῖ οὖν τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνεπίλημπτον εἶναι, μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, νηφάλιον σώφρονα κόσμιον φιλόξενον διδακτικόν, 3 μὴ πάροινον μὴ πλήκτην, ἀλλʼ ἐπιεικῆ ἄμαχον ἀφιλάργυρον, 4 τοῦ ἰδίου οἴκου καλῶς προϊστάμενον, τέκνα ἔχοντα ἐν ὑποταγῇ, μετὰ πάσης σεμνότητος 5 (εἰ δέ τις τοῦ ἰδίου οἴκου προστῆναι οὐκ οἶδεν, πῶς ἐκκλησίας θεοῦ ἐπιμελήσεται;), 6 μὴ νεόφυτον, ἵνα μὴ τυφωθεὶς εἰς κρίμα ἐμπέσῃ τοῦ διαβόλου. 7 δεῖ δὲ καὶ μαρτυρίαν καλὴν ἔχειν ἀπὸ τῶν ἔξωθεν, ἵνα μὴ εἰς ὀνειδισμὸν ἐμπέσῃ καὶ παγίδα τοῦ διαβόλου.
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Eldership is a good work Introduction note the order: ch 1: beauty of the gospel and its fruits rather than the awful fruit of false teaching ch 2: prayer and the outward drive of the gospel rather than an inner circle ch 2: godly men and women - back to genesis 1-2 now - godly leadership This is not just of interest to church leaders and those considering or being assessed for it. But for us all, to have antennae. To bring a charge if / when necessary (ch 5). For us all to grow in these virtues. For leaders to keep growing in these areas. To value and support healthy church leadership. cf v1. A good work: something which is so worth doing that it's 'worth doing badly.' v1 a beautiful, good, worthy work. Literally, a good work. If you desire this. Like many good works, or maybe all, they often feel and seem to others to be thankless. Like motherhood last week. And so we dismiss them in favour of less thankless (seemingly) things. [Ways in which people turn noses up at church leadership in favour of parachurch things] 1. Overseers must be qualified it is striking how unremarkable the list is. Recap common errors in talking about this. Token tick boxes. Bible college equals qualified. Work experience equals qualified. From a key family/pedigree. Or, 'the Bible's not that clear' on leadership. [cf Babel, or money, etc] v2 above reproach. Unimpeachable. Good report, and deservedly so. NB not the absence of any criticism (cf Jesus or Paul!), but that when examined, every claim against them finds them unimpeachable. one woman man. One wife at a time. Not necessarily 'never divorced'. sober-minded, originally re: alcohol, but with a wider sense. Mind and judgement not under the pull and influence of other things. cf Proverbs 31 the greater the responsibility, the more important that the judgement is clear and untainted by influences. Able to be unsupervised. self-controlled orderly/respectable/virtuous. 'It implies well-ordered demeanour, the orderly fulfillment of all duties, and the ordering of the inner life from which these spring.' hospitable. Love of strangers/foreigners. Able to teach; aptitude for it. not given to wine; 'sits long at his wine', one who is a slave of drink. More than a drunkard, but someone reliant. Happens more easily than you might think. Total abstinence is not required cf 5.23 , but may well be a very good choice for many. And cf how things change - there was a time when nearly all Christians would have been abstinent. cf cultural irony of the celebration of gin bars, and the history of gin wars has been forgotten. 1730s London; one gin shop for every 11 dwellings. 'Drunk for a penny, and dead drunk for tuppence.' not a contentious person. Not given to blows/violence. but gentle. Equity, lenient, forebearing, kindly. not quarrelsome. peaceable. not a lover of money (cf chapter 6 ). Not wealthy or poor, but the love of it. Makes you vulnerable. cf LOTR, Tom Bombadil - ring has no power over him. ruling his household well, with all dignity/respect, having his children in submission. v5 key, key logic! Remember big idea of 1 Timothy - how we live in God's household. If a man doesn't provide genuine spiritual leadership, servant headship, and practical stewardship of his own family and home, why expand that circle of responsibility to the household of God? That is fair to no one at all! v6 not newly planted. cf elders in Acts will have been most likely grown jewish men already well versed in the Scriptures and godliness etc. In order not to be 'puffed up/make haughty/wrap in smoke/clouded with pride'. So dangerous. The principle on lots of levels. Don't want to give too much prominence to, eg, some young people over others because it actually doesn't serve them. Also, too much too soon and people make decisions from 'loss aversion' / I can't be wrong, rather than true discipleship. cf churches that won't plant unless they can be sure of 'success'. Condemnation of the devil; eg join the devil in his pride and condemnation, or lured by the devil into more traps and condemnations, because of his pride. [cf spy novels - it's how people get turned; pride] v7 those outside - unbelievers. reproach/disgrace/insult; trap/snare. How does the devil work? Usually, not the blatant barn door attack. But the subtle, seductive snares. He is a deceiver. [the value of pre-mortem] Paul encourages progress, not perfection - cf 4.15. Leaders aren't perfect. If that's what we're looking for, we'll just get people faking it. The need for testing [same word for character]. And later, don't be hasty. Godliness trumps giftedness [the sequence principle]. Often talk about chemistry, competence, convictions, character. Actually, if you have character you can grow in all the others. If you don't, you can't take any risks with them. who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2.16 ; we are dependent on the Spirit, who raises up men and makes them overseers (cf Acts 20 ). 2. The work of Shepherding has already been done FCF: Entitlement. We think something about us entitles us to lead or hold office, or be prominent in some way [a way to avoid the hardness of good works]. Or, leaders think that being a leader is an entitlement to be treated differently, enjoy status etc [and avoid the hardness of good works. Forgetting that good works are often thankless and so can only truly be done from faith in a God who sees and knows and loves. Jesus's person: the truly above reproach man. From pure love, he served and loved, even to death. He 'did good'. Jesus' work: his death builds the house (cf v5) that he Shepherds, and calls some to under-shepherd. The true work has been done, and what remains is to apply the work. Gathering up Jesus' church In Christ: his death is mine, and so my failings are not final or condemning. His life is mine, and so his gospel fruit is stirred up and by them I serve and lead. I can live in his household because he has bought me citizenship to live and serve here.
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