II Timothy 4:9-15 “Companions”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 25 – Companions

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. BE AVAILABLE
A. MESSAGE OF CO-WORKERS LEAVING

>>1. SOME REPLACED THOSE GONE
II Tim 4:9 Do your best to come to me quickly.

>>2. SOME DEFECTED TO THE WORLD
II Tim 4:10a For Demas, in love with the “now age”, has deserted me, returning to Thessalonica. (Col 4:14; Phm 23-24; I Jn 2:15b)

>>3. SOME OUT SERVING GOD
II Tim 4:10b Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

B. MESSAGE OF CO-WORKERS ENDURING
>>1. SOME REMAINING
II Tim 4:11a 12 Luke alone is with me. Tychicus I’m sending to Ephesus. (Acts 28:30-31; 20:4; Eph 6:21; Col 4:7; Titus 3:12)

>>2. SOME COMING
II Tim 4:11b Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful serving me. (Acts 15:36-40; 12:12; I Pet 5:13; II Tim 1:4)

II. BE AWARE
A. MESSAGE OF TIMOTHY’S TASK

>>1. NECESSARY ITEMS
II Tim 4:13a When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books,

>>2. PRIMARY ITEM
II Tim 4:13b and above all the parchments.

B. MESSAGE OF ENEMIES
>>1. CHARACTER
II Tim 4:14 Alexander the metalworker did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his actions. (Mk 15:21; I Tim 1:18-20; Rom 12:19; I Pet 3:9)

>>2. WARNING
II Tim 4:15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly resisted our message. (Heb 10:31)


II Timothy 4:6-8 “Coronation”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 24 – Coronation

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. THE PRESENT
A. CONSUMMATION

II Tim 4:6a For like a drink offering, I am already being poured out,
>>1. DRINK OFFERING (Gen 35:14-15; Ex 29:41; Rom 12:1; Is 53:12)
>>2. POURED OUT

B. CLOSING
II Tim 4:6b and the occasion for my departure has arrived.
>>1. PERIOD OF LIFE (Prov 14:32)
>>2. DEPARTURE (Phil 1:23; II Cor 5:1-2; Ps 116:15)

II. THE PAST
A. CONFLICT

II Tim 4:7a I have fought the good fight,
>>1. AGONIZING (I Pet 5:8; Eph 6:12)
>>2. GOOD BATTLE (Gal 2:20; Eph 6:10-19; II Cor 10:3-5)

B. COURSE
II Tim 4:7b I have completed the race,
>>1. FINISHED (Phil 3:13b-14; Acts 20:24; I Cor 9:24; Heb 12:1)
>>2. RACE

C. CLASP
II Tim 4:7c I have guarded the faith.
>>1. VIGILANCE (II Cor 4:5)
>>2. RETROSPECT

III. THE FUTURE
A. CROWN

II Tim 4:8a What’s remaining? Reserved for me is the crown of righteousness,
>>1. VICTORIOUS (Mt 25:21)
>>2. CROWN (I Cor 9:25; Rev 4:10-11)

B. CULMINATION
II Tim 4:8b which the Lord, the righteous judge, will reward me on that Day,
>>1. RIGHTEOUS JUDGE
>>2. AWARD CEREMONY

C. CROWD
II Tim 4:8c and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
>>1. OTHERS
>>2. FOCUS


Special Speaker – Matt Roberts

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Special Message: Gideon Bible Presentation

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A Sermon by Bro. Matt Roberts, Gideon at Sovereign Grace Church


Special Speaker – Jim Garbutt

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Special Message

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A Sermon by Brother James Garbutt, Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

Message #3 on the “Introduction” to the Book of James
The church is a “family”
The church is a “body”
The church is an “army”

James 1:1-3 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.


II Timothy 4:3-5 “Contrasts”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 23 – Contrasts

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
A. CHALLENGE

>>1. REJECTION -II Tim 4:3a For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound teaching. (Jn. 6:60, 66, 26; Is 30:9-11; I Pet 2:2)
>>2. REPLACE -II Tim 4:3b Instead, they will look for teachers to suit their own interests, who please them by saying only what they are itching to hear. (Jn 6:65)

B. CONSEQUENCES
>>1. REBUFF – II Tim 4:4a and will twist aside from listening to the truth (Acts 3:26; Jn 3:19-20)
>>2. REPLACEMENT – II Tim 4:4b and wander off into myths. (Prov 1:30; Acts 7:57-58; Jn 14:6; II Pet 1:16)

II. PEOPLE OF THE WORD
A. CHARACTER

>>1. RELIABLE – II Tim 4:5a As for you, be self-controlled in everything, (Mt 7:1; 26:41; Jn 3:16)
>>2. REMAIN – II Tim 4:5b endure suffering, (Heb 13:23)

B. CHALLENGE
>>1. REACH OUT – II Tim 4:5c do the work of an evangelist,
>>2. RISE (TO OCCASION) – II Tim 4:5d fulfill the service asked of you. (Col 4:17 Philemon 1:1-2 Acts 12:25)


II Timothy 4:1-2 “Commission”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 22 – Commission

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. CORE OF TIMOTHY’S COMMISSION
A. TESTIMONY

>>1. SOLEMN CHARGE – II Tim 4:1a I solemnly charge you (also Acts 8:25)
>>2. SUPREME COURT – II Tim 4:1b in the presence of God, even of Christ Jesus, (also Prov 5:21; Jer 23:24; Jn 5:22; I Tim 5:21; 6:13-14)

B. TRIBUNAL
>>1. SECOND COMING – II Tim 4:1c Who is about to judge the living and the dead, (also I Cor 3 12; 4:2; II Cor 5:10; Acts 10:42; 17:31; I Pet 4:5)
>>2. SPIRITUAL CALM – II Tim 4:1d by His appearing and His kingdom: (LAO I Thes 4:13-18; II Cor 5:10; Mt 25:14-30; Rev 1:7; 20:13-15)

C. TASK
>>1. SUFFICIENT CONVICTION – II Tim 4:2a Preach (also II Tim 1:10-11; Titus 2:1)
>>2. SACRED CREED – II Tim 4:2b the Word. (also II Tim 1:8, 13; 2:15, 34; Prov 30:5-6)

II. CONDITIONS OF TIMOTHY’S COMMISSION
A. TIMING

>>1. STRONG CAPACITY – II Tim 4:2c Be ready (also II Tim 4:7; 1:13; 2:14; 3:14)
>>2. STEADY CONSISTENCY – II Tim 4:2c in season and out of season; (also Mk 14:10-11)

B. THWARTING
>>1. SYSTEMATIC CONVINCING – II Tim 4:2d reprove – “convict”
>>2. SCALDING CENSURE – II Tim 4:2d rebuke – “warn”
>>3. SAFEGUARDING CLAIM – II Tim 4:2d and exhort, – “appeal”

C. TEACHING
>>1. SELF CONTROL – “patience” – II Tim 4:2e with complete patience
>>2. SURE COUNSEL – “explanation” – II Tim 4:2f and teaching. (also Ps 145:4)


II Timothy 3:16-17 “Culmination”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 21 – Culmination

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. PROFIT: APPLYING SCRIPTURE IN MY LIFE
A. TEACHING

II Tim 3:16a All Scripture . . . is profitable for teaching,
>>1. VERIFYING TRUTH (Ps 119:160; Jn 17:17)
>>2. STUDYING ALL SCRIPTURE (Hos 4:6; Ex 24:7)

B. CONVICTING
II Tim 3:16b All Scripture . . . is profitable for reproof,
>>1. CONFRONTING SIN (Heb 11:1; Prov 19:3)
>>2. REPEATING LESSONS (Prov 6:23; Jn 3:20)

C. CORRECTING
II Tim 3:16c All Scripture . . . is profitable for correction,
>>1. EXPOSING ERROR (Jas 1:23-25)
>>2. RESTORING FELLOWSHIP (Prov 28:13; I Jn 1:9)

D. TRAINING
II Tim 3:16d All Scripture . . . is profitable for training in righteousness,
>>1. INSTRUCTING (Ps 42:1)
>>2. CONFORMING (Ps 6:6; Eph 6:13, 17)

II. PREPARATION: ALLOWING SCRIPTURE TO CHANGE MY LIFE
A. MATURING

II Tim 3:17a so that the man of God may be complete,
>>1. GROWING (Col 2:10)
>>2. COMPLETING (Rom 12:2; Eph 5:26; Ps 119:28; Rom 10:17)

B. SERVING
II Tim 3:17b in order that the man of God may be . . . equipped for every good work.
>>1. EQUIPPING (Mt 28:19-20)
>>2. WORKING (Eph 2:10; 4:11-12)


II Timothy 3:14-16a “Conviction”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 20 – Conviction

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. THE BELIEVER’S RESPONSIBILITY
A. REMAINING

II Tim 3:14a But as for you, continue in what you’ve learned and been assured of,
>>1. CONTINUE (I Jn 2:20)
>>2. CONFIRM (Mt 7:22-23)

B. RELYING
II Tim 3:14a knowing those from whom you learned it
>>1. COMMENCED (I Tim 1:2)
>>2. CONFLUENCE (II Tim 1:5; 2:2)

II. THE BELIEVER’S REDEMPTION
A. REMEMBERING

II Tim 3:15a and how from childhood you’ve been acquainted with the sacred writings,
>>1. CHILDHOOD (Ps 19:7; Jn 5:24; Rom 10:14, 17; Acts 16:14)
>>2. CONNECTED

B. RECOGNIZING
II Tim 3:15b which gives you wisdom leading to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
>>1. COMPREHENSION (Gal 3:24)
>>2. COMFORT

III. THE BELIEVER’S RESOURCE
A. REAFFIRMING

II Tim 3:16a All Scripture
>>1. COMPLETE
>>2. CONSISTENT (Eph 2:20; I Tim 5:18; Col 4:16; I Thes 2:13; II Pet 3:15b-16)

B. RENEWING
II Tim 3:16b is inspired by God
>>1. CREATED
>>2. COURSE (II Pet 1:21; 3:16; I Thes 2:13; I Pet 1:23)

C. REWARDING
II Tim 3:16c and is profitable
>>1. CONSTRUCTIVE
>>2. CRUCIAL (for personal study this week – Jas 1:23-25; I Pet 1:23; 2:2; Eph 5:25-27; Ps 19:10; 119:105; 127; Pro 6:23; Heb 4:12; 5:12-14; Eph 6:17 Jer 20:9; Lk 24:32; Job 23:12; Jn 6:51)


II Timothy 3:10-13 “Circumstances”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 19 – Circumstances

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. EXAMPLE OF A MENTOR
A. IN HIS MINISTRY

II Tim 3:10a But you, however, have followed my teaching – my conduct, my purpose,
>>1. FOLLOWING (THE LEADER)
>>2. FRUITFULNESS (Eph 3:11; I Cor 10:31, 33; Phil 3:10; II Cor 5:9; Acts 20:24)
B. IN HIS CHARACTER
II Tim 3:10b my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
>>1. FAITHFULNESS (Gal 5:22; II Cor 1:9)
>>2. FORTITUDE (Jn 13:34-35; Col 1:11-12)

II. EVIDENCE OF A MARTYR
A. IN HIS SUFFERING

II Tim 3:11a my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra
>>1. FEROCITY (Acts 13:14, 38-39, 44-45, 48-51; 14:1-23)
>>2. FIDELITY (II Cor 6:4-10)

B. IN HIS DELIVERANCE
II Tim 3:11b which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
>>1. FEARLESS (I Pet 4:4; Acts 16:1-3)
>>2. FREEDOM (Dan 3:16-18; Heb 5:9)

III. CONTINUING PRINCIPLE
A. IN OUR PERSECUTION

II Tim 3:12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
>>1. FURTHERANCE (Jn 3:19; 15:20)
>>2. FATE (Mt 5:10-12; Rom 8:17; Jas 1:2; I Pet 4:12)

B. IN WORLD’S DEATH-SPIRAL
II Tim 3:13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
>>1. FAILURE
>>2. FOREBODING


II Timothy 3:5-9 “Consequences”

Posted: August 19th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on II Timothy 3:5-9 “Consequences”

Exposition of II Timothy: Message 18 – Consequences

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. CHARACTER OF FALSE TEACHERS – II Tim 3:5-7
A. EXAMINATION – REVIEW

>>1. CONSIDERATION (Acts 2:17; Heb 1:1-2a; II Tim 3:1) In the last days, difficult eras will come
>>2. SUMMATION (II Tim 3:2-4) For people will be self-centered, lovers of money, materialistic, proud, arrogant, abusive, rebellious, ungrateful, indecent, inhuman, bitter, malicious, ungovernable, fierce, hostile, deceitful, rash, conceited, hedonistic,

B. EXPEDIENCE
>>1. REPRESENTATION 3:5a having the appearance of godliness
>>2. ACTUALIZATION 3:5b but denying its power (I Cor 1:18; Lk 9:23)
>>3. INSTRUCTION 3:5c Avoid such people! (I Cor 5:5-13; 15:33)

C. EVALUATION
>>1. INFILTRATION 3:6a For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women
>>2. EXPRESSION 3:6b burdened with sins and led astray by various desires

D. ESSENCE
>>1. INVESTIGATION 3:7a always learning (Jn 17:17; I Tim 2:4)
>>2. OBSERVATION 3:7b and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

II. CONFLICT WITH FALSE TEACHERS – II Tim 3:8-9
A. EXAMPLES

>>1. ILLUSTRATION 3:8a Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, (Ex 7:10-13, 20-23; 8:16-19)
>>2. DESCRIPTION 3:8b so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind (Rev 13:13-15; II Thes 2:9-10; II Cor 11:15)

B. ENCOURAGEMENT
>>1. DISQUALIFICATION 3:8c and rejected regarding the faith.
>>2. LIMITATION 3:9a But they won’t get very far, (Mt 16:18; Mk 13:22)

C. EVIDENCE
>>1. DETERMINATION 3:9b for just like those two men,
>>2. MANIFESTATION 3:9c their folly will be evident to everyone.