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Summary: A study of Paul’s comments on "these things" in the book of 1 Timothy.

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THESE THINGS

1ST TIMOTHY

SERMON #6

1ST TIMOTHY 6:1-12

INTRODUCTION:

THERE ARE TWO OTHER PLACES IN THE BOOK OF 1 TIMOTHY THAT PAUL USES THE PHRASE “THESE THINGS”.

BOTH OF THEM ARE FOUND IN CHAPTER 6.

TAKE YOUR BIBLE AND TURN WITH ME TO THE 6TH CHAPTER OF 1 TIMOTHY.

LET’S STAND TOGETHER AS WE READ VERSE 1-12.

STAND – READ – PRAY

1. TEACH AND ENCOURAGE A CHRISTIAN WORK ETHIC.

a. MARTIN LUTHER ONCE WROTE, "THE MAID WHO SWEEPS HER KITCHEN IS DOING THE WILL OF GOD JUST AS MUCH AS THE PASTOR WHO PRAYS -- NOT BECAUSE SHE MAY SING A CHRISTIAN HYMN AS SHE SWEEPS BUT BECAUSE GOD LOVES CLEAN FLOORS. THE CHRISTIAN SHOEMAKER DOES HIS CHRISTIAN DUTY NOT BY PUTTING LITTLE CROSSES ON THE SHOES, BUT BY MAKING GOOD SHOES, BECAUSE GOD IS INTERESTED IN GOOD CRAFTSMANSHIP."

b. SPEAKING OF HEZEKIAH IN 2 CHRONICLES 31:20-21, THE BIBLE SAYS, “HE DID WHAT WAS GOOD AND UPRIGHT AND TRUE BEFORE THE LORD HIS GOD. HE WAS DILIGENT IN EVERY DEED THAT HE BEGAN IN THE SERVICE OF GOD’S TEMPLE, IN THE LAW AND IN THE COMMANDMENT, IN ORDER TO SEEK HIS GOD, AND HE PROSPERED.”

c. THE KEY TO HIS PROSPERITY, WAS A WORK ETHIC THAT HONORED THE LORD.

d. IT SAYS THAT HE WAS DILIGENT IN EVERY DEED THAT HE BEGAN, IN HIS CHURCH DUTIES (GOD’S TEMPLE), IN HIS CIVIC DUTIES (THE LAW), AND IN HIS MORAL DUTIES (COMMANDMENTS).

e. PAUL TOLD TIMOTHY THAT THOSE WHO ARE SLAVES, OR EMPLOYEES, SHOULD REGARD THEIR MASTERS AS WORTHY OF RESPECT.

f. EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT, WE ARE TO REGARD THEM THAT WAY.

g. WHY?

h. TO HONOR THE NAME OF THE LORD.

i. REMEMBER COLOSSIANS 3:17 - AND WHATEVER YOU DO, IN WORD OR IN DEED, DO EVERYTHING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, GIVING THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER THROUGH HIM.

j. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE TEACH.

k. IT GOES BACK TO THE SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER MENTALITY WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING.

l. THEN HE SAID THAT THOSE WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY BELIEVING MASTERS SHOULD SERVE THEM BETTER, BECAUSE THEY ARE BROTHERS AND DEARLY LOVED.

m. WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE.

n. THAT’S WHAT PAUL MEANT WHEN HE SAID WE “SHOULD NOT BE DISRESPECTFUL TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE BROTHERS”.

o. BUT BE WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE BY SERVING THEM BETTER.

p. A GOOD WORK ETHIC IS EXPECTED BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

q. THERE’S AN OLD PROVERB THAT SAYS “GOD GIVES THE BIRDS THEIR FOOD, BUT HE DOESN’T THROW IT INTO THEIR NESTS.”

r. SO LET’S HAVE A GOOD WORK ETHIC.

2. PAUL CHANGES GEARS AFTER THIS AND BEGINS TO GIVE THIS YOUNG MINISTER A LIST OF THINGS TO AVOID, OR THINGS TO RUN FROM.

a. ONE OF THEM IS…DISPUTES OVER UNSOUND DOCTRINE.

i. CO-WORKER FROM ANOTHER DENOMINATION.

ii. NEITHER COULD OUT ARGUE THE OTHER.

iii. I FINALLY TOLD HIM THAT NEITHER OF US WERE GOING TO CHANGE OUR MINDS, SO WE MIGHT AS WELL LET IT REST.

iv. THIS IS WHAT PAUL IS TELLING TIMOTHY.

v. THERE IS A TYPE OF PERSON IN NEARLY EVERY CHURCH THAT LIKES TO SEE THINGS STIRRED UP.

vi. THIS IS THE PERSON WHO WILL TELL THE SAME STORY TWO DIFFERENT WAYS JUST TO GET A FIGHT STARTED.

vii. PAUL TOLD TIMOTHY NOT TO WASTE HIS TIME ON THIS TYPE OF PERSON.


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