Summary: To show that as a man of GOD, we are already thoroughly equipped for every good works because of the LORD JESUS and not because of ourselves or even not of our wife.
Are you a man of GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that as a man of GOD, we are already thoroughly equipped for every good works because of the LORD JESUS and not because of ourselves or even not of our wife.
2 Timothy 3:17 (Amplified Bible)
So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
A man of GOD, we are already thoroughly equipped for every good works because of the LORD JESUS and not because of ourselves or even not of our wife.
Man of GOD
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: A.D. 65 to 67
C. Purpose: Encourage and instruct a young pastor in his ministerial work
D. To whom written: Timothy
E. Main themes: Faithfulness and boldness in the ministry
2 Timothy 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Thoroughly equipped
"So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped"
Hebrews 13:20-21 (Amplified Bible)
Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).
Adam was complete already in GOD without Eve but Adam choosed to have a companion like to himself and did not choose GOD as his companion so the partner/companion Adam was looking for was the one that introduced him to disobeying GOD by eating the forbidden fruit. Man was already completed in GOD, so therefore the saying "you complete me" , pertaining to the opposite sex is wrong, but instead we should say "GOD completes me" whether you're a man or a woman. As you can see GOD already called Adam as mankind even before Eve was created.
Genesis 2:15 (Amplified Bible)
And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.
Now we have no excuse whatsoever for if we're alone as a man, we are already complete, thoroughly equipped in CHRIST JESUS, how much more that we have our wife alongside us to help our completeness.
B. For every good works
"for every good work"
Matthew 25:35-36 (Amplified Bible)
For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me,