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Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

1 & 2 Timothy
Jesus came to give us His life in abundance, He has made every Christian into a new creation and has sent His Holy Spirit to dwell in us. So Christians should be full of the life of God at all times, shouldn’t they? Well, it doesn’t always seem like that, and the Bible is too realistic to pretend otherwise. The apostle Paul’s letters are one of many places which show that we are always in need of reminders and challenges to live the life we’ve been given.

Several times in his letters to Timothy, Paul talks about what healthy Christianity looks like. This series looks at how we can have a healthy view of God, healthy relationships with others, and how we can stay faithful, whatever is happening in our lives.

January 15, 2017 | Dan Hudson

The letters of 1 and 2 Timothy were written, first and foremost, to tell us about God, and so they are key to helping us maintain a healthy view of Him.

A Healthy View Of God (Part 1) - Small Group Notes

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January 22, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

How should we relate to our governments? Paul is insistent that we pray for them, and focus on what matters most: the Kingdom of God.

A Healthy Relationship With Government - Small Group Notes

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January 29, 2017 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

Matt looks at the closeness of Paul and Timothy’s relationship, and how being intentionally relational is vital for any form of healthy relationship.

Healthy Relationships: Paul & Timothy - Small Group Notes

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January 29, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

God wants us to be content in Him, and what’s at stake with our contentment couldn’t be more serious. This isn’t a nice lifestyle option but a matter of life and death.

Be Content - Small Group Notes

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February 19, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

God is eager to give us Himself, His Holy Spirit, so that we can bless others and love Him more.

The Spirit of Power, Love, and Self-control - Small Group Notes

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February 26, 2017 | Karen Capon

Faith is a gift from God and something we have to fight with and for.

How to Fight the Good Fight of Faith - Small Group Notes

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March 5, 2017 | Dan Hudson

What kind of leader should you be and what kind of leader should you follow?

The Kind of Leader God Requires - Small Group Notes

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March 12, 2017 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

Are you in tune with God’s heart for the weak and vulnerable? We are called to take care of those in our families and to to show God’s love for the vulnerable in very practical ways.

March 19, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

Gender is a gift from God which we should celebrate. It’s also a complicated and emotive issue which requires careful understanding and application of what the Bible says.

Men & Women, and Church Leadership - Small Group Notes

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March 26, 2017 | Dan Hudson

In the Song of Salvation in 1 Timothy 3:16, Paul explores the wonders of Christ’s incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension and ongoing mission to a world that he will one day return to. God calls you to sing this song with faith, wonder and gratitude.

April 9, 2017 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

We will all face serious challenges to our faith, like both Paul and Timothy did. God promises to help us through these times as we trust and obey Him.

How to Endure - Small Group Notes

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April 16, 2017 | Matthew Clifton-Brown

Jesus didn’t just rise from the dead, He is alive forevermore! Right now, there is a man in Heaven representing us. Here are four statements to help us understand Easter and resurrection.

The Resurrection - Small Group Notes

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April 23, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

Seeing God in His glory is vital for all of us, and as we look clearly at Him, we see how He sees us, and this fills us with hope.

A Healthy View Of God (Part 2) - Small Group Notes

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April 30, 2017 | Dan Hudson

Death for the Christian is to be approached with confidence and hope.

Hope in Death and Judgment - Small Group Notes

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May 7, 2017 | Nathanael Smith

Christians often feel like they hit a plateau with their understanding of the Bible, but God’s word is reliable, rich, provocative and Christ-centred. There’s always more to get from it.

Scripture is God-breathed - Small Group Notes

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May 14, 2017 | Luke Davydaitis

All of us are at risk of wandering away from God and His ways, but through His life-changing power and the formation of good habits we can stay faithful to Him.

Don't Wander Off - Small Group Notes

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