October 16, 2015

Messy Church

1 Timothy 3:14-16
Buttress of Truth
A buttress is a source of defense or support. When Paul speaks of the church as a buttress of the truth, the image gives us another picture of our role in society. A vibrant church is a source of God’s protection upon a nation, society, or city. The church defends the truth and stands as a defense of the truth. So what is the truth? The verses say the truth is the “mystery of godliness” which is a person. It is Jesus Christ. So, what brings stability to society and stands as protector of people? It is Jesus Christ.