Because God wants to make us examples of love, faithfulness, and purity, we are once again challenged with the question, “If everyone followed my example, what kind of church would we be?” Bro. Jeff inspires us to do serious self-examination and surrender to God’s will for our lives.
- A Departure We Must Avoid
- The Disciple We Must Become
- Take Heed to Doctrine
- Be Reminded of the Right Teaching
- Be Nourished in the Right Truths
- Refuse the Right Things
- Exercise the Right Areas
- Labor for the Right Reasons
- Teach the Right Doctrine
- Take Heed to Yourself, Your Personal Life
- Preserve Your Personal Integrity
- Pattern a Godly Lifestyle
- Take Heed to Doctrine
1 Timothy 4:1-16 KJV
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. 11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
1 Corinthians 13:4
4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
14 And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
1 Timothy 6:10-11
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:
1 Timothy 1:6
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1 Corinthians 4:1-4
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1 Timothy 1:5
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned: