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Summary: To show that as a preacher of the WORD, we preach it because we are commanded not when it's convenient for us, we correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you preach the WORD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that as a preacher of the WORD, we preach it because we are commanded not when it's convenient for us, we correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction

IV. TEXT:

2 Timothy 4:2 (Amplified Bible)

Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

V. THESIS:

As a preacher of the WORD, we preach it because we are commanded not when it's convenient for us, we correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.

VI. TITLE:

Preach the WORD

VII. EXPLICATION:

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

F. Keywords:

Endure

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.

Continue

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. Be prepared - in and out of season

"Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.]"

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.

2 Timothy 2:21 (Amplified Bible)

So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

1 Peter 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully.

B. Correct

"and correcting"

Proverbs 10:17 (Amplified Bible)

He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.


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