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And He Himself gave some to be....evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...
- Ephesians 4:11-12

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Sunday, November 19, 2006


As we continue on in our series Making Disciples we will now move into our study verse by verse through 2 Timothy. This was Pau's last letter to his beloved son in the faith and we find that as Paul faced certain death for following Christ he was motivated to pass on to Timothy truths that would inspire, motivate, and encourage him. In short, Paul was writing in order to further disciple Timothy, to show him how to live the Christian life and how to succeed as a minister of Jesus Christ.

Paul starts the letter with his usual greetings and then quickly moves into reminding Timothy of a few foundational things he needed to call to mind often in order to be encouraged and strengthened in his service to Christ and the church. As we examine 2 Timothy 1:1-7 this morning we will see how Paul disciples Timothy building on their relationship, remembrances, and giving him reminders.

Our first step then in making disciples is to remind them of basic and foundational truths. The message, as outlined below, is titled Remind and will be available to download or listen to for free later today.

2 Timothy 1:1-7

A. Relationship (vs. 1-2)
1. Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus
2. My Beloved Son (1 Tim 1:2; 1 Cor 4:17; Acts 16:1-5)
3. Greeting – true concern for spiritual health and well being

B. Remembrance (vs. 3-5)
1. Remembrance brings Gratitude – vs. 3a
2. Remembrance motivates Prayer – vs. 3b
3. Remembrance brings Joy – vs. 4
4. Genuine Faith – The Foundation of Remembrance – vs. 5 (1 Tim 1:5)

C. Reminders (vs. 6-7)
1. Therefore – because of your genuine faith
2. Stir Up the Gift
a. “Keep the fire alive”
b. Continually
c. Negative Expression – do not quench the Spirit
d. Gift = charis, gift of grace (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11)
e. Specifically for the ministry of preaching here (laying on of hands)
3. Be Courageous
a. Past, completed action
b. Timid, cowardly shame and fear
c. Power – divine enablement to serve God/others (Eph 1:18-20; Zech 4:6; Eph 3:20)
d. Love – John 15:13; Eph 3:19; Rom 8:38-39
e. Sound Mind – self discipline (Rom 12:3)
f. Eph 3:14-21


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a most blessed day of thanksgiving.

2:24 PM  

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