Now we come to the very heart of 1 Timothy where Paul clearly states his reason for writing: "I am writing these things to you so that... you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of truth" (vv.14-15). Godly behavior is expected from members of God's family, God's church. And when such fitting behavior is embodied by God's church, the church's character takes on a robustness that allows her to do what she was designed to do, namely, serve as a pillar and buttress of the gospel. But if the church is to uphold the gospel, she must first be upheld by that gospel, which is the very heart of her confession, the very mystery behind her godliness.
The church upholds the greatness of her confession by means of her godly character.
Sermon Title: "The Heart of 1 Timothy"
Text: 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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