Sermons on “1 Timothy”

The Gift That Is In You

Last week, we heard the story from Matthew’s gospel about how Jesus fed over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish.  Because it was Youth Sunday, we had the powerful honor of hearing Molly and Aiden reflect on their experiences with youth ministry here in this congregation.  They talked about faith and trust and just pure fun, all pointing to the myriad ways Jesus has provided for them and for this congregation.  Their words, combined with the worship leadership of many other young people, made my Sunday worship all the more holy.

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Training in Godliness

In high school, I was a runner.  I ran on the cross-country team and did some middle-distance running in track.  I ran in true team and at sections.  I trained regularly.  I knew all the drills and work-outs.  I had a favorite pair of spikes and rotated my training shoes.  I ran a lot, but more than that, I thought of myself as a runner.

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A Good Pair of Running Shoes

May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen

When I ran cross country in Jr. High and high school, one thing I learned was the importance of a good pair of running shoes. A good pair of running shoes are not too heavy, they support your arch, they don’t grip your feet too tight, or give you blisters. They breathe, allowing air to pass through the mesh so your feet don’t suffocate.

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How’s Your Love Life?

When we meet a friend, it’s pretty common to say: Hi – how are you?

But do we really want to know?

The most frequent, and most desirable answer to that question is:

Good, how are you?

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