E229: Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 2)

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Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 5)

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Pastoral Epistles

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Pastoral Epistles / 1 Timothy 6:12–13

Lesson 6/Part 5

Part 5

We consider today:

•     Our  battle 

•     Our  orders 

•     Our  Commander 

1 Timothy 6:12 KJV 1900

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.

“Fight the good fight of faith…”

Call for Action

2 Timothy 2:3 KJV 1900

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Words That Show Control of Action

Fighting the Right Battle

1 Timothy 1:18 KJV 1900

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

Not a Self-Serving Battle

1 Corinthians 9:25–26 KJV 1900

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Requires Right Weapons of Warfare

2 Corinthians 6:7 KJV 1900

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Worthless Weapons

2 Corinthians 10:3–5 KJV 1900

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Needed Weapon

Hebrews 4:12 KJV 1900

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Ends Only When Its Over

2 Timothy 4:7 KJV 1900

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

“…lay hold on eternal life…”

Now by Faith; Then Real

Philippians 1:21 KJV 1900

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Living and Waring for a Guaranteed Future

Ephesians 1:13 KJV 1900

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Assured of Guaranteed Future Keeps us in the Battle

1 John 5:12 KJV 1900

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Key is Assurance

2 Timothy 1:12 KJV 1900

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:37 KJV 1900

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV 1900

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

“…whereunto thou art also called…”

We are called

Romans 1:6 KJV 1900

Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 5:10 KJV 1900

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

“…called according to his purpose…”

Romans 8:28–30 KJV 1900

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

We have a Holy Calling

2 Timothy 1:9 KJV 1900

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

We are to “walk worthy”

Ephesians 4:1 KJV 1900

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

“…hast professed a good profession…”

Surrendered to Jesus

Romans 10:9–10 KJV 1900

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Good Profession Assured:

Titus 1:16 KJV 1900

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

1 Timothy 6:13 KJV 1900

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

“I give thee in the sight of God…”

Ordered Conduct

1 Timothy 5:21 KJV 1900

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Paul gives Timothy orders of conduct

1 Timothy 5:21 KJV 1900

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

God-Given Orders

Galatians 1:12 KJV 1900

For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Know our Authority Comes from God

Psalm 12:6–7 KJV 1900

The words of the Lord are pure words: As silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Like a Father to His Children

1 Thessalonians 2:11 KJV 1900

As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

“…who quickeneth all things…”

Our Lord is a Quickening Spirit

1 Corinthians 15:45 KJV 1900

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Life and Death is in His Hands

Deuteronomy 32:39 KJV 1900

See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

“…and before Christ Jesus…”

Life is in Jesus Our Savior

John 5:21 KJV 1900

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

John 5:26 KJV 1900

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Our Service is Before the Savior and Shall be Tried of the Savior

Romans 14:10–12 KJV 1900

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

“..who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession…”

Matthew 27:11 KJV 1900

And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

John 18:36–37 KJV 1900

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

John 19:11 KJV 1900

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Follow God

Ephesians 5:1 KJV 1900

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Followers of the Savior

1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV 1900

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Having seen these three facts, let us faithfully follow the Savior!

E228: Pastoral Epistles Lesson 6 (Part 5)

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Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 4)

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Introduction: Consider:

  1. What we are to run from.
  2. What we are to follow after.

Slide 3:

1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

            Slide 4:

  1. But thou, O man of God”: Speaks to pastors in particular.
    1. Whose man, are you?
      1. Can it be truly said I am a man of God?
        1. Surrendered to
        1. Controlled by

Slide 5:

  • The “man of God” delivers God’s message:
    • 1 Samuel 2:27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?

Slide 6:

  • Man of God is an Ambassador
    • 2 Corinthians 5:20

Slide 7:

  • Man of God is sent by God
    • John 20:21

Slide 8:

  • Man of God commanded by God
    • 2 Timothy 4:2

Slide 9:

  • Man of God must be faithful
    • 1 Corinthians 4:2

Slide 10:

  • “flee these things”
    • Run away from

Slide 11:

  • From WHAT?
    • teaching men’s ideas (vs. 2-5)
    • wrong supposition (vs. 6)

Slide 12:

  1. wrong goal (vs. 9)

Slide 13:

  1. love of money (vs. 10)

Slide 14:

  1. Example: Demas (Philemon 24; 2 Timothy 4:10)

Slide 15:

  • Some things are to be debated on fled.

Slide 16:

  • fornication: 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Slide 17:

  • Youthful lusts: 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Slide 18:

  • Idolatry: 1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

Slide 19:

  1. Arguments you cannot win.
    1. Run Away

Slide 20:

  • What we are to follow: “follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
    • Make these your goals:

Slide 21:

  1. Righteousness: Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

Slide 22:

  1. “Look to the rock”: Hebrews 12:

Slide 23:

  • 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Slide 24:

  • Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Slide 25:

  1. Faith: Trusting the Lord
    1. Psalm 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Slide 26:

  • Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Slide 27:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Slide 28:

  1. Love: Love the Lord
    1. First commandment with promise: Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Slide 29:

  • Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Slide 30:

  • Psalm 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Slide 31:

  1. Patience: Wait on the Lord
    1. Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Slide 32:

  • Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Slide 33:

  • Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Slide 34:

  • Meekness: Submission to God’s will
    • 2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

Slide 35:

  • Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Slide 36:

  • Does this mean we are to be Mr. Milk-toast?

Slide 37:

Conclusion:

  1. God gives very definite orders for my race.
    1. Directs my running from
    1. Directs my running after
  2. Preacher, are you running your course?

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 1)

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Introduction: Welcome back to our continuing study on Just a Thought on Revelation.

  1. Today—Just a Thought on Revelation 13:1
    1. God’s view of the governments of men.
    1. See how some try to insert the devil as a messenger in place of John.
    1. Antichrist’s rise

Slide 3:

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” (Revelation 13:1)

Slide 4:

  1. When God pictures governments of this world he sets them forth as “beasts”

Slide 5:

  1. Federation of nations (UN)

Slide 6:

  1. Psalms 2:1-4

Slide 7:

  • The world is looking for the antichrist, not the Christ of God!Luke 2:26

Slide 8:

  • “And I stood upon the sand of the sea”
    • Critics and scripture give credit to wrong person
      • Dragon not John standing

Slide 9:

  1. The answer of Bible believer
    1. God says what he means
    1. John is the messenger, not the dragon

Slide 10:

  • “the sand of the sea”
    • The Mediterranean Sea.
    • Antichrist to come out of Palestine.

Slide 11:

  • “saw a beast rise up out of the sea”
    • Unlike any normal beast
      • Mixed beast
      • What John sees is the antichrist.

Slide 12:

  • Called by many names in Scripture?
    • King first, then kingdom Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. (Ruckman)

Slide 13:

  • “having seven heads and ten horns”
    • Has 7 heads 10 horns
      • Mentioned in Revelation 17:10 as kings of Roman empire

Slide 14

  1. Deals with antichrist’s rule
    1. 3 ½ years of compromise (Revelation 17:3-5)

Slide 15:

  • then 3 ½ years of absolute dictatorship (Revelation 17:16)
    • Slide 16:
    • “seven heads”
      • Revelation 17:9—Represent 7 mountains here.

Slide 17:

  • Identifies the who (Revelation 17:18)

Slide 18:

  • Kingdoms given (Revelation 17:17)

Slide 19:

  • Beast (Revelation 17:8)

Slide 20:

  • “ten kings”Revelation 17:12-13

Slide 21:

  • Have we seen such a vision? (Cp. Revelation 12:3) close connection

Slide 22:

  1. Close: not the same (cp. Revelation 17:1)

Slide 23:

  1. Fruit of the dragon

Slide 24:

  1. Things different

Slide 25:

  1. Definite difference Chapter 12 “seven crowns on his heads “upon his horns ten crowns” Chapter 13 “upon his horns ten crowns”

Slide 26:

  • Not an exact match to Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Slide 27:

  1. Describes the dragon, Satan 12:3
    1. Describes antichrist 13:1 fruit of the dragon

Slide 28:

  • Comes up after the devil cast down to earth there is a difference here: “seven crowns on his heads” “upon his horns ten crowns”

Slide 29:

  • Beast here gets his power from the dragon of chapter 12

Slide 30:

  • This beast is a man (Revelation 13:18)

Slide 31:

  • upon his heads the name of blasphemy
    • What is the name of blasphemy? (Revelation 17:3)

Slide 32:

  • Blasphemer of God (Revelation 13:6)

Slide 33:

Conclusion:

  1. Beast out of Mediterranean
  2. Antichrist
    1. Blasphemer
    1. Fruit of the devil

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 8)

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Introduction:

  1. Welcome
    1. Name
    1. Study
    1. Purpose
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Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  1. “and to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness”
    1. On eagle’s wings as God brought her out of Egypt: Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
      1. Cp. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
    1. Possibility: Description of airplane escape
      1. Not on the sabbath: Matthew 24:20   But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
        1. No airlines fly on the Sabbath in Israel.
  2. “into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent”
    1. Discussed earlier that her place is Petra in modern-day Jordan.
      1. City of refuge for Israel.
    1. God’s care for Israel during this time is like unto the manna in the wilderness.
    1. Terrible time: Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    1. God is going to hide her from the devil.

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

  1. “the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood”
    1. Literal (?): Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    1. Will do all possible to destroy Israel: Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness

Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

  1. “the earth helped the woman”
    1. God’s creation protects God’s people.
  2. “he earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth”
    1. a.     God works here as in the day of delivering Israel from Egypt: Isaiah 11:15, 16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
  • God can do miraculously above all that we could ask or think: Ephesians 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  • “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed”
    • Since he cannot harm the hidden, he goes after the remaining remnant.
      • These had not heeded the warning to flee: Mark 13:14   But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
      • Staying where God tells you to leave is a really bad idea.
    • No one to blame but themselves for being in harm’s way.
      • Problem: Unbelief!
  • “which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”
    • Faith and works in Tribulation Period: cp. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
      • Not true today:
        • Cp. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
      • True in Tribulation Period: Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
        • Cp. Matthew 24:50-51 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, [51]   And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
        • Cp. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
      • Is it possible then to lose salvation? Not today.

Conclusion: This is the conclusion of our study on Just a Thought on Revelation 12.

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 2)

Introduction: This brings us to:

  1. The servant’s responsibility to His master.
  2. The preacher’s responsibility to the flock.
  3. The proper response to those that reject the words of God.

(Slide 3)

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

(Slide 4)

  1. they that have believing masters”
    1. Servant/Slave towards saved master: Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

(Slide 5)

  1. Ephesians 6:5-6 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

(Slide 6)

  • “let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service”
    • Don’t hold them in contempt, nor abhor them
      • This would be natural from man’s standpoint.

(Slide 7)

  • In place of that attitude:
    • Serve them.

(Slide 8)

  • because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit”

(Slide 9)

  1. The benefits are going to be revealed
    1. Of the slave for faithful service

(Slide 10)

  1. Of the master for just and equal treatment: Colossians 4:1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

(Slide 11)

  • When: Colossians 3:24-25 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

(Slide 12)

  • “These things teach and exhort”
    • Preacher’s responsibility
      • Teach and Preach this message.
        • Far cry from our thinking today.
        • What are we to say of those that disagree with this message?

(Slide 13)

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

            (Slide 14)

  1. “If any man teach otherwise”
    1. Watch out for what’s coming!

(Slide 15)

  • Paul says in 1 Timothy 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
    • Other doctrine: men’s opinions

(Slide 16)

  1. We are to avoid those that contradict God’s doctrine:
    1. They are pleasing fables: 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

(Slide 17)

  • Then God says he is proud, knows nothing, hung up on strife and railing: 1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

(Slide 18)

  • “If any man…consent not to wholesome words”
    • “Wholesome words” give good health
    • Are good for us: Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
    • Are not to be resisted, but surrendered to.

(Slide 19)

  • “If any man…consent not to…even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ”
    • Wholesome words are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ

(Slide 20)

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

(Slide 21)

  1. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

(Slide 22)

  • “If any man…consent not… to the doctrine which is according to godliness”
    • The doctrine is that which comes from godliness.
      • Consenting not is a rebellion against God.
    • What we are to do: Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

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1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

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  1. Here’s man’s problem: “He is proud, knowing nothing”
    1. Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
    1. Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

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  • Proud in own ignorance.

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  • “doting about questions and strifes of words”
    • Doting: Excessive fondness
      • About questions
      • About Strifes over words

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  • God’s command concerning:
    • 2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

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  • Marks of the carnal man:
    • 1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

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  • Results of: “whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings”
    • Man’s pride breeds.
      • Envy: looking with hatefulness at others
      • Strife: contentious behavior
      • Railings: insulting behavior and speaking
    • These are spoken towards masters by unfaithful servants/slaves, preachers, teachers.

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1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

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  1. “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds”
    1. These have turned from the right to the wrong
      1. Use God’s words to teach what God’s words don’t say: 1 Timothy 1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

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  • Their minds are corrupt; filled with errors: Titus 1:15-16 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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  • destitute of the truth,”
    • Forsaken and deprived of the truth
      • There is no truth in them: John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
        • Like unto their father the devil.

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  • supposing that gain is godliness”
    • Point to how many believe them, what great reputation among men they have, or possessions.
      • Think all of this points to the fact that they are godly.
    • Newer bibles: ESV, ASV, NKJV: “godliness is a means to gain”; Living Bible: “a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy”; changes message!

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  • So, what are we to do? “from such withdraw thyself”
    • RUN AWAY! These are people we are to stay away from.
    • Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

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  • Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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  • 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

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Conclusion: So, we have seen:

  1. The servant’s responsibility to His master:
    1. To obey
    1. To serve
    1. To honor
  2. The preacher’s responsibility to the flock.
    1. Preach this message.
  3. The proper response to those that reject the words of God.
    1. Reject those that reject the truth of God’s words.
    1. Avoid them
    1. Withdraw from them

Join us for our next lesson of the Pastoral Epistles, lesson 6, part 3.

E227: Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 4)

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Hi, and welcome, back to the John Cook Ministries podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. Today we are continuing our study on the Pastoral Epistles. Our study today will deal with Part 4 of lesson 6, episode 227 of our study on the Pastoral Epistles.

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Bible Study on the Pastoral Epistles. Our study today will deal with Part nine of Lesson four.

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E226: Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 1)

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Hi, and welcome, back to the John Cook Ministries podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. Today we are continuing with our study of Just a Thought on the Book of Revelations, today’s study takes us to Revelations 13, part 1.

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E225: Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 2)

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Hi, and welcome, back to John Cook Ministries podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. Today we are continuing our study on the Pastoral Epistles. Our study today will deal with Part 2 of lesson 6, episode 225 of our study on the Pastoral Epistles.

The purpose of my podcast is to encourage the study of God’s word. This is a simple, verse by verse Bible Study, considering what the books of 1st and 2nd Timothy reveals concerning the Lord’s relationship to pastors. We need to know that the Bible is just as real today as in the day that it was written. We are to study the Word of God that we might not be ashamed as workmen for the Lord (2 Timothy 2:15).

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