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THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH/BE STRONG/STAND UP FOR JESUS/THE WAY TO GO

25 Feb 18
1 Timothy 6: 11-21
A.D. 62

KEY VERSE:   “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6: 12)

 OBJECTIVES: 
  • To know the attitudes Timothy is to embrace and avoid.
  • To value the attitudes that God’s Word tells us to embrace.
  • To highlight that each member not pastors alone have something to do for God.
  • To change our attitudes and commit to be more Godly.
  • To serve God by using the gifts with confidence.
RESOURCES FOR THE SEED

Acts 16: 1-5; 1 Corinthians 4: 14-21; Philippians 2: 25-30; 1 Thessalonians 3: 1-10; 1 Timothy 6: 2b-10.

WORDS TO REMEMBER
  • Flee—by flight, to flee away, seek safety
  • Godless—-empty disputing, worthless babble, babbling.
  • Paul—servant of God, church planter, Hebrew of Hebrews.
  • Pontius Pilate—governor of Judea during the life of Jesus.
  • Pursue—follow after, prolonged ensuing, press forward.
  • Timothy—trusted assistant of Paul, young church leader.
Breaking up fallow ground/Tilling the soil
  • What are your goals in life?
  • Are those short term or long-range goals?  Five year plan?  Ten-year plan?
  • What are your spiritual goals?
  • How can you make your spiritual goals first and primary?
  • How is it possible to have a Biblically/Spiritually based church?
  • Does being very young or old determine the kind of goals you make?
  • What can a believer do to encourage or motivate another to endure the hardships of ministry?
THE SEED        THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH/BE STRONG                1 TIMOTHY 6: 11-21
  1. The Fight of Faith (1 Timothy 6: 11-14)
  2. Address to the man of God
  3. He is to flee some things and follow after others
  4. Challenged to fight the good fight, to be faithful.
  5. Have your belief matched by your behavior.
  6. Jesus was perfect while Pilate was imperfect, without spot or wrinkle.
  7. Careful Commands (1Timothy 6: 15-18)
  8. God will reveal who is really a true warrior.
  9. God is not visible to any man and works with power.
  10. God charges us to be what we ought to be.
  11. Our goal is to do good and be rich with good works.
  12. Guard Your Heart (1 Timothy 6:19-21)
  13. We have to send up our timber every day for our eternal building.
  14. Eternal life is available to those who seek it and make a commitment to trust God.
  15. What errors to some believers make?
PLANTING THE SEED
  • How does the dangers of wealth relate to contentment?
  • What was Timothy to flee and what was he to hold on to or pursue?
  • What does the word “fight” tell us about the Christian life?
  • What ought we do if we would “lay hold on eternal life”?
  • What commandments are we urged to keep?
  • How can believers be blameless in God’s sight?
  • What are some of the titles assigned to God showing His worthiness of all honor?
  • What instructions are given to those who have wealth?
  • How should the wealthy view their riches?
  • What was Timothy to guard?
NURTURING THE SEED
  • Name some areas of life that Christians find difficulty in fleeing evil and pursuing Godliness.
  • When have you seen a believer following god being falsely accused?
  • How can false accusation be used to advance the Gospel?
  • How can we be encouraged in times of crisis?
  • What does The Bible teach about money and wealth?
  • How can we keep wealth from becoming a burden?
  • How can debates with unbelievers affect our Christian witness?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
  • Living for Christ will lead to conflict with the world.
  • God is glorified when believers are pursued and attacks ultimately fail.
  • God does what He will in His own time and for His own purpose.
  • Material wealth is provided by God as a tool for His people to use for ministry.
  • Self-indulgence brings out selfishness.
  • Sharing wealth with others is a way of investing in the kingdom of God.
  • Trust God to supply all your needs.
  • Avoid pointless debates and focus on knowing God.
Gems
  • Pursue righteousness.
  • Live obediently.
  • Trust God.
  • Focus on Scripture.
  • True treasure   in God comes through faith in Jesus.
  • In spite of adversity and opposition, faith in Jesus is worth sanding up for.
  • Peer pressure causes us to forget the God who wants to make us content.
QUESTION
  • Should Christians focus on fame and fortune or spiritual service?
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