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Sermon Series: Taking a Stand ~ 1 Timothy

September 25, 2022

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SERMON NOTES

Taking A Stand: 1 Timothy

"Stand Practically"

Pastor George Stephens  |  September 25, 2022

 

“Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 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.” (1 Timothy 4:11–16, ESV)

 

POWER WORDS

1.  COMMAND

“Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.” (1 Timothy 4:11–13, ESV)

 

Authority in Message

o Not…

▪ Age

▪ Vocabulary

▪ Conventional Wisdom

o The Gospel is Commanding

Authority in Action

2. IMMERSE

“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” (1 Timothy 4:14–15, ESV)

 

• Escape the Market Mentality

o Serve the Church with your skills

o Let Others Direct you

o Practice – that means failure is a possibility.

• Benefit: Others rejoice in your growth

3. PERSIST 

“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.” (1 Timothy 4:16, ESV)

 

Learn to Evaluate Samson’s Failure

“And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him.” (Judges 16:20, ESV)

 

• All of the Benefits of God’s Called and Chosen

• Never puts anything into practice

• Dips his toes into his calling with occasional events of greatness

• Fails miserably because he never evaluates

4.  CONCLUSION

Sermon Series: Taking a Stand ~ 1 Timothy

September 25, 2022

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Sermon Series: Taking a Stand ~ 1 Timothy

September 25, 2022

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Sermon Series: Taking a Stand ~ 1 Timothy

September 25, 2022

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SERMON NOTES

Taking A Stand: 1 Timothy

"Stand Practically"

Pastor George Stephens  |  September 25, 2022

 

“Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 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.” (1 Timothy 4:11–16, ESV)

 

POWER WORDS

1.  COMMAND

“Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.” (1 Timothy 4:11–13, ESV)

 

Authority in Message

o Not…

▪ Age

▪ Vocabulary

▪ Conventional Wisdom

o The Gospel is Commanding

Authority in Action

2. IMMERSE

“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” (1 Timothy 4:14–15, ESV)

 

• Escape the Market Mentality

o Serve the Church with your skills

o Let Others Direct you

o Practice – that means failure is a possibility.

• Benefit: Others rejoice in your growth

3. PERSIST 

“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.” (1 Timothy 4:16, ESV)

 

Learn to Evaluate Samson’s Failure

“And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him.” (Judges 16:20, ESV)

 

• All of the Benefits of God’s Called and Chosen

• Never puts anything into practice

• Dips his toes into his calling with occasional events of greatness

• Fails miserably because he never evaluates

4.  CONCLUSION

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