Summary: To show that sound teaching is based on Paul's life, in faith with CHRIST JESUS and in love with CHRIST JESUS.
Do you have the pattern of sound teaching?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that sound teaching is based on Paul's life, in faith with CHRIST JESUS and in love with CHRIST JESUS.
2 Timothy 1:13 (Amplified Bible)
Hold fast and follow the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching which you have heard from me, in [all] the faith and love which are [for us] in Christ Jesus.
Sound teaching is based on Paul's life, in faith with CHRIST JESUS and in love with CHRIST JESUS.
Pattern of sound teaching
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. Follow Sound Teaching according to Paul's Example
"Hold fast and follow the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching which you have heard from me,"
Wholesome and sound teaching is based on what you've heard from Paul's life.
1. It is more blessed to give than to receive:
It's always not money, but we can give our lives for others.
Acts 20:35 (Amplified Bible)
In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.
2. Imitate Paul's methods of proceeding, course of conduct and way of life in CHRIST
1 Corinthians 4:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
So I urge and implore you, be imitators of me.
For this very cause I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and trustworthy child in the Lord, who will recall to your minds my methods of proceeding and course of conduct and way of life in Christ, such as I teach everywhere in each of the churches.
3. Follow Paul's example:
Philippians 3:17 (Amplified Bible)
Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you.
B. In all faith in CHRIST JESUS
"in [all] the faith"
Faith in CHRIST JESUS secures our salvation.
1. We have passed from death to life when we believe, trusts, clings, relies on our LORD JESUS CHRIST
John 5:24 (Amplified Bible)
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.
2. CHRIST JESUS is our Resurrection and the Life