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1 tim foundations x


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The church must be grounded in faith and truth of Christology. We must base our practice of faith on WWJD.

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1 tim foundations x

  1. 1. Our Only Foundation 1 Timothy 3:14-16
  2. 2. What is TRUTH? Who defines it? How do I find it?Can I know it with certainty? Why is it so important?
  3. 3. Introduction• TRUTH is the foundation of any valuable worldview.• The pastoral letters are practical theologies – a worldview acted out.
  4. 4. Building or People?
  5. 5. Introduction• The text of 1 Tim 3:14-16 contains a 6- line hymn.• It’s main theological emphasis is Christology.
  6. 6. Aor Pass 3rd Sg Verb Prep Structure Dative Noun Object
  7. 7. Structure Incarnation (l.1) Baptism (l.2)A trouble spot? Ministry (l.3) Preaching (l.4) Following (l.5) Ascension (l.6)
  8. 8. manifested in the flesh• The incarnation of Christ models revelatory compassion The church must preach the truth of Christology wrapped in acts of grace
  9. 9. vindicated by the Spirit• The baptism of Christ identified Him as the Messiah and launched His ministry The church must be a Spirit-filled organization and a godly institution
  10. 10. seen by angels• The life, death and resurrection of Christ was a public display of His mission The church must be publicly witnessing to the power of the resurrection
  11. 11. proclaimed among the nations• Jesus came to teach; He trained His disciples to preach. Both Jew and Gentile gathered to hear His message The church must be preaching the gospel “until the whole world knows”
  12. 12. believed on in the world• Many came to Jesus by faith, and having their sins forgiven, followed Him The church will be successful only if its members are converted, committed and connected by grace through faith
  13. 13. taken up in glory• Jesus finished His earthly ministry and was exalted and elevated to Heaven The church is now the effective Body of Christ, left behind to influence the world; we are awaiting glorification
  14. 14. Structure (better?) Christ’s actual life on the • Lines 1-3 earth Christ’s representative • Lines 4-6 life on earth
  15. 15. Conclusion• The gospel of JESUS CHRIST is a significant, foundational doctrine.• The longevity of this LOCAL CHURCH depends on it.• Our doctrinal statement is a declaration of what we BELIEVE.• What we believe affects how we BEHAVE.
  16. 16. ConclusionGREAT is the uniqueness of ChristianityGREAT is the importance of the Church GREAT is the truth of the gospel GREAT is the example of Christ GREAT is the mystery of godliness