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1 Timothy 4:11-16 – Our Doctrine – “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Aug 29th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TAB YouTube

1 Timothy 4:11-16

INTRO THOUGHTS:

Our Methodology

We Guard that THE TRUTH as a gift from God

11aCommand

Command – (present/continuous)

2 Timothy 1:13–14 – Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. (ESV)

WE ARE AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST (We represent KING JESUS! OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF!)

We Teach THE TRUTH in every aspect of the church life

11b teach these things

Teach – (present/continuous)

We Stand Firm on THE TRUTH in the midst of opposition

12a Let no one despise you for your youth,

Let no one despise you

How do we respond?

We Live Out THE TRUTH in our daily life

12b but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Set an example in

Devote yourself

As a preacher, small group teacher, parent, OUR ANY LEADER… do we understand the importance of the WORD and the importance of HOW WE HANDLE IT,

Do not neglect the gift (charis – grace gift)

CONCLUSION:

BY DOING SO… Save yourself and hearers.

Why is Doctrine important… because all eternity is at stake!

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