Summary: To prove that our lifestyle and the Bible or what we preach should be the same.
Is your life and doctrine the same?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove that our lifestyle and the Bible or what we preach should be the same.
1 Timothy 4:16 (Amplified Bible)
Look well to yourself [to your own personality] and to [your] teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them], for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
Our lifestyle and the Bible or what we preach should be the same.
Life and doctrine
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Watch my life and doctrine closely
"Look well to yourself [to your own personality] and to [your] teaching;"
Deuteronomy 4:9 (Amplified Bible)
Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children’s children—
Proverbs 4:23 (Amplified Bible)
Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
You are your doctrine and your doctrine is you. Doctrine is teaching or instruction from the Bible.
"persevere in these things [hold to them],"
Job 17:9 (Amplified Bible)
Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.
Galatians 6:9 (Amplified Bible)
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
1 Peter 1:13 (Amplified Bible)
So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.
Persevere in them long term. How long? Until the LORD JESUS CHRIST returns.
C. If I do this, I will save both myself and my hearers
"for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you"
Proverbs 11:30 (Amplified Bible)
The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men—he gathers and receives them for eternity].
Daniel 12:3 (Amplified Bible)
And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.