April 7, 2019

The Entrusted Gospel Witness of the Church, Part 2

Text: 1 Timothy 3:8-13
Pastor Curt Stapleton

In Isaiah and the minor prophets, there is reference to two categories of people: the lost and those who serve God. The implication is that, if one is converted and following Christ, service will be a natural expression of life in Christ for all believers. Yet today, as we further consider qualifications for officers in the church, we look at the office of deacon, who are those specifically called to lead the people of God in service.

March 31, 2019

The Entrusted Gospel Witness of the Church

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Pastor Curt Stapleton

This is how much God loves you: He has set a very high bar for standards for leaders of His church. The qualifications for elder are not optional but rather essential, “must be” elements of their character. More than being an honor, this is hard work!

March 24, 2019

The Entrusted Gospel Witness

Text: 1 Timothy 2
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We are often tempted to pass over difficult passages of Scripture that we don’t fully understand. Today, as we deal with one such passage dealing with God’s original design for the family and for His church, we must grapple with how to put ourselves under the whole counsel of God.

March 17, 2019

This Charge I Entrust to You

Text: 1 Timothy 1
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Christianity is more like a warship than “the Love Boat”. If we take seriously our call to steward the great gift of the gospel which has been entrusted to us, we will be corrected and instructed as we sit under the teaching of Scripture and sound doctrine. Similarly, as we hold out the gospel in evangelism, it’s inevitable that error and heresy must be confronted for the purpose of saving sinners just like us.

March 10, 2019

The Lord’s Entrusted Servant

Text: 2 Timothy 2:14-26
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We continue to see in this sermon series how the gospel is entrusted to Timothy by the Apostle Paul with an exhortation to avoid fruitless quarrels that waste time. Instead he is encouraged to move toward difficult people with the truth of the gospel with the prayer that God would grant them repentance that leads to the knowledge of the truth.

March 3, 2019

Now, Entrust the Gift of the Gospel

Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We continue in our study of how the Gospel is “entrusted” to Paul and to Timothy and to us. Today we take a look at our calling, “our job” with this gift, as well as where we get the strength for the mission and the suffering that we may face and, in the end, how personal this matter is for every believer.

February 24, 2019

A Tree Planted by Streams of Water

Text: Psalm 1
Rev. Peter Green

Believing that the good life is what this world has to offer is a serious error. Today we consider what constitutes a Biblical view of the good life according to Psalm 1, along with how we pursue it and what is its end result.

February 17, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel: Entrusted, Part 3

Text: 2 Timothy 1:6-18
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We continue to reflect on how we are to steward the precious gift of the gospel that has been entrusted to us. In His sovereignty, God had a purpose in calling us to guard the gospel and to extend it to others. Even in the face of opposition, we are called to serve and to suffer with hope.

February 10, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel

Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Those of us who are Christians have been entrusted with a covenant faith, a faith marked by promise. It brings with it a gift which we are instructed to fan into flame, not in fear but in a spirit of power and love and self-control.

February 3, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel

Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We learn some profound truths today from the parable of the talents. All who believe in Christ have received a tremendous investment from God, the gift of the gospel. In grateful response, may we be faithful stewards of the gift entrusted to us and work to multiply that precious gift in the lives of others.