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Tough Talk for Testing Times - 1 Timothy 6

October 12th, 2008

A Sermon on 1 Timothy 6:2b-21 by Les Henley at Night Church on the 12th of October 2008.

Sermon Outline:

  • Introduction: Apprentices become tradesmen who train apprentices
    • 6:2b - Teach and urge these things
  • Knowledge and teaching
    • 6:3-4 - If anyone teaches differently he is puffed up with conceit
  • Ungodly gain or godly contentment
    • 6:5 - Godliness a means to gain?
    • 6:9-10 - Love of money is the root of all evil
    • 6:6-8 - Godliness with contentment IS gain
  • Perseverance
    • 6:11-14a - Persevere in seeking the fruits of godliness
    • 6:14b - 16 - For Christ's glory until He returns
  • Generosity with wealth
    • 6:17-19 - encourage those who are rich to be generous, placing their hope in Christ, not their wealth
  • Stay true
    • 6:20 - guard the deposit, don't be drawn into controversy
    • 6:21 - Grace (God's free gift) be with you