Grace is so simple, yet it may be one of the most misunderstood attributes of God. For the next few weeks, we will consider a few lessons on grace, beginning with an examination of Ephesians 2, and how mercy, love, and kindness all work together as parts of God’s grace. We are indebted to the work of our brother Dan Winkler in his book Grace: Simply Incredible, Incredibly Simple. It, and other works, can be purchased from Bro. Winkler’s website at https://www.danwinkler.org/shop/.
With many concerns weighing on our mind in this world, it is good to stop and be reminded of the special privilege of being able to pray to our God. As we study, we think about the example of our savior, as well as being reminded of what God has promised us with prayer.
We are excited to begin the next part of our study of the letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. As we start looking at 2 Timothy, we begin with a simple overview of the letter, considering some aspects of the background, the purpose, and the contents of the letter.
Jesus is everything that Israel was supposed to be. Israel was supposed to be God’s vine, His vineyard, but they had become a field of wild grapes. Jesus came as the True Vine, and all the branches that abide in Him will bear fruit and be preserved.
As Paul starts to bring the letter of 1 Timothy to a close, the apostle gives his true child in the faith a number of commands for his own conduct. We in the church today can take a lot of application for ourselves from these verses.
– When Jesus was asked which commandment was greatest, he answered that question. The great commandment is to Love God. But he added a second, to love your neighbor. Join us this morning as we consider what it means to love your neighbor as yourself.
– 2/14/21 a.m. sermon
– Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
– As we think about love this month, we consider a follow up to our previous lesson on God’s love. Previously, we had considered the width, length, depth, and height of God’s love. Today we consider our love for God, with all of our hearts, soul, mind, and strength.
In a time when we are riddled with division and lies, now more than ever Christians need to make sure we are people who are dedicated to both love and the truth. We cannot be the salt of the earth and the light of the world if we are not loving, nor can we fulfill that calling if we are overcome by lies. It’s time for the church to decide what influence we want to leave on the world.
10/25/20 a.m. sermon