1 Timothy 3

1) 1 Timothy 3:14-15 – God makes us into a household.

2) 1 Timothy 3:15 – God gives us life. Hearts of stone become flesh. We were dead prior to God saving us.

3) 1 Timothy 3:15 – God gives us a purpose. We are to teach and hold up the truth, like a pillar. Like the pillar of fire in the wilderness that the Jews followed for 40 years, a pillar is meant to be seen and followed.

4) 1 Timothy 3:16 – God unites us with a confession. All true believers believe some core truths:

A) Jesus came in a physical body

B) Was vindicated (revealed to be true) by the Spirit

C) He was seen by angels

D) He was announced to the nations, as in Acts where many nations heard the message in their own tongue. It is one gospel for all nations

E) He was believed on by the world – this is the only appropriate response to the Gospel

F) He was taken up to heaven to sit at the right hand of God the father – there is a real afterlife

What step can you take this week to make your body of believers a closer family?

Are you spending time in prayer and meditation on who God is and what He’s telling you?

Is your faith a secret or on display at your workplace?