Sermon Outline 08/23/09

Purpose And Direction
1 Timothy 1-6

A survey of the Letter of Paul the apostle to Timothy, pastor at the church of Ephesus. In this message for today I want us to see, and get an overall picture of our PURPOSE AND DIRECTION  as a local church congregation who is endeavoring to walk with the Lord, and serve Him faithfully.
There could be three or four; and maybe more sermons developed from 1 Timothy than just one. I cannot in one message cover every detail, or every “Jot and title” of what Paul is teaching.  I pray that the Lord will lead you to study Paul’s letters to Timothy, and grow in your understanding of them.

OUTLINE –
I.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION OF REMEMBRANCE (1 Timothy 1:1-20)
II.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN WORSHIP (2:1-15).
III.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN LEADERSHIP (3:1-16).
IV.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN DOCTRINE (4:1-16).
V.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION OF SERVICE AND SERVING (5:1-25).
VI.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN STEWARDSHIP (6:1-21).

I.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION OF REMEMBRANCE (1:1-20).
A.  To learn the law, understand the law, and use it lawfully.
B.  Thanksgiving to the one who has called us.
C.  To be strong in faith.

II.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN WORSHIP (2:1-15).
A.  Praying is the direction given to speak with God, to know share our heart.
B.  Glorifying our Mediator.
C.  Men and women in ministry and worship together fulfilling their God-given roles.

III.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN LEADERSHIP (3:1-16).
A.  We know and understand that pastors and deacons are God’s officers to His church
B.  The pastor is called by God to preach, lead, teach, minister to God’s people, and is qualified by God.
C.  The deacon called and chosen by the local church, and is qualified.

IV.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN BIBLICAL/CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (4:1-16).
A.  Teaching the doctrines of the Biblical Jesus.
B.  The “good minister” teaches of Christ Jesus, godliness, truth, and abstains from evil doctrines.
C.  To nourish others in the word.
D.  To encourage others to use God’s gift in them for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

V.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION OF SERVICE AND SERVING (5:1-25).
A.  Listening to the elders in our midst and learning from them.
B.  Serving those in need; truly in need.
C.  Learning how to serve others who are needy.
D.  Learning who is responsible to care for the needy.
E.  Learning to receive needed rebuke and to wisely give rebuke.
F.  Service without partiality.

VI.  PURPOSE AND DIRECTION IN STEWARDSHIP (6:1-21).
A.  Serving as steward to honor the Master.
B.  Stewards are servants to another, taking care to maintain and polish the owner’s goods.
C.  To show that responsible stewardship is not greedy, and does not seek material wealth, accumulation of things.
D.  Stewardship to keep, profess, witness, proclaim to others the power of God and His Word.

-Tim A. Blankenship

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.