Sermon – What Kind of Church is Cornerstone? (1 Timothy 1:1 – 1:7) – Cornerstone Church Kingston
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What Kind of Church is Cornerstone?

Pete Woodcock, 1 Timothy 1:1 - 1:7, 15 January 2023

What are the parameters within which the church should act? What should the focus of Cornerstone Church be? We begin a new series in the Paul's first letter to his friend Timothy and Pete preaches from 1 Timothy 1:1-7. In this introductory passage, we see the goal of apostolic teaching in the life of the church.


1 Timothy 1:1 - 1:7

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

To Timothy, my true child in the faith:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

(ESV)

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