Summary: In this sermon, we learn how to be a good example for others to follow.
Text: 2 Tim 2:14-26
ETS: Paul gives sound advice to young Timothy.
ESS: If we would follow these instructions, our BCM will be transformed from the inside out.
OSS: The BCM will be changed from the inside out.
PQ: What can we do to make this BCM a more effect ministry?
Title: Shine Like the Son
I. Watch your mouth (vv14, 16-18, & 23)
a. Avoid preaching at people without a cause (v14)
b. Avoid words that hurt other people (vv16-18)
c. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut (v23)
II. Strive to please God (vv15, 19-22)
a. Become very familiar with His word (v15)
b. Rest on the truth that God has given us (v19)
c. Live a pure life so that you can be used (vv20-21)
d. Run the race of life (v22a)
e. Make Christian friends (v22b)
III. Handle your ministry in a way that is constructive (vv24-26)
a. Do argue over truth (v24a)
b. Be gentle to all (v24b)
c. Mature in the faith (v24c)
d. Be Patient (v24d)
e. Correct others with a humble heart (v25a)