1 Timothy

How would you describe the church to a friend or a co-worker? Listen to these descriptions of the church. The church is the household of God. The church is the assembly of the people of God in the presence of the living God. The church is the pillar and beacon of the truth.

This is how Paul describes the church in 1 Timothy 3:15. It’s a weighty description of Jesus’ bride. And Paul is writing this letter to the lead elder or the lead pastor of the household of God, the church of the living God, the pillar and the beacon of truth in the city of Ephesus.

The city of Ephesus was saturated with sexual sin, slavery and witchcraft. The religious culture in Ephesus was pagan at best and the people would have been confused and weary. The culture would have been chaotic with its many choices of pleasure-filled past times.

Ephesus, quite simply, was a difficult place to work and live for anyone. And this is Paul’s charge to Timothy and the church in Ephesus: I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. (1Tim. 3:14 – 15)

This series will explore what this looks like in our day-to-day lives.

Sermons
1 Timothy 5:1-16 | Like Family Members
Joe Marino| 05/19/2019
This sermon entitled "Like Family Members" is based on 1 Timothy 5:1-16 and was preached by Joe Marino on May 19th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 4:11-16 | Keep A Close Watch
Joe Marino| 05/12/2019
This sermon entitled "Keep A Close Watch" is based on 1 Timothy 4:11-16 and was preached by Joe Marino on May 12th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 4:6-10 | A Good Servant
Joe Marino| 05/05/2019
This sermon entitled "A Good Servant" is based on 1 Timothy 4:6-10 and was preached by Joe Marino on May 5th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 4:1-5 | The True Gospel - Protect and Hold On To It
Joe Nelson| 04/28/2019
This sermon entitled "The True Gospel - Protect and Hold On To It!" is based on 1 Timothy 4:1-5 and was preached by Joe Nelson on April 28th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 3:14-16 | Your Vision of Jesus
Joe Marino| 03/24/2019
This sermon entitled "Deacons" is based on 1 Timothy 3:14-16 and was preached by Joe Marino on March 24th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 3:8-13 | Deacons
Joe Marino| 03/17/2019
This sermon entitled "Deacons" is based on 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and was preached by Joe Marino on March 17th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 | Elders
Joe Marino| 03/10/2019
This sermon entitled "Elders" is based on 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and was preached by Joe Marino on March 10th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
This sermon is longer than normal due to two members going through elder-ship sharing their stories.
1 Timothy 2:8-15 | Men and Women
Joe Marino| 02/24/2019
This sermon entitled "Men and Women" is based on 1 Timothy 2:8-15 and was preached by Joe Marino on February 24th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 2:1-7 | Good News For Everyone
Joe Marino| 02/17/2019
This sermon entitled "Good News For Everyone" is based on 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and was preached by Joe Marino on February 17th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 1:18-20 | Anchored
Joe Marino| 02/10/2019
This sermon entitled "Anchored" is based on 1 Timothy 1:18-20 and was preached by Joe Marino on February 10th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 1:12-17 | Theology In A Thimble
Joe Marino| 02/03/2019
This sermon entitled "Theology In A Thimble" is based on 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and was preached by Joe Marino on February 3rd, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 1:8-11 | The Law & The Gospel
Joe Marino| 01/27/2019
This sermon entitled "The Law & The Gospel" is based on 1 Timothy 1:8-11 and was preached by Joe Marino on January 27th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 1:3-7 | False Teachers
Joe Marino| 01/20/2019
This sermon entitled "False Teachers" is based on 1 Timothy 1:3-7 and was preached by Joe Marino on January 20th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.
1 Timothy 1:1-2 | The Monotony Of The Mundane
Joe Marino| 01/13/2019
This sermon entitled "The Monotony of The Mundane" is based on 1 Timothy 1:1-2 and was preached by Joe Marino on January 13th, 2019 at The Well, an Acts 29 and Converge Heartland Church in Hastings, NE.