II Timothy 2:20-22 “Cleansed”

Posted: July 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on II Timothy 2:20-22 “Cleansed”

Exposition of II Timothy: Message 15 – Cleansed

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

I. ILLUSTRATION OF A CHOICE VESSELS
A. ANALOGY

>>1. STATEMENT – II Tim 2:20a Now in a great house there are not only vessels that are golden and silver but also wooden or earthen, (also I Tim 3:15)
>>2. EXPLANATION – II Tim 2:20b some for honorable use, some dishonorable. (also Rom 9:21)

B. APPLICATION
>>1. ANALOGY – II Tim 2:21a Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for valuable use, (also I Jn 1:9)
>>2. DIFFERENT – II Tim 2:21b set apart as holy, fitting and serviceable to the master, having been prepared for every good work. (also I Cor 1:30; 6:11; Heb 10:10; II Cor 3:18; 7:1; I Thes 4:3; I Jn 3:1-3)

IF you are “ready for any good work” then here is a detailed set of instructions

II. INSTRUCTIONS FOR A CHOICE VESSEL
A. AVOIDANCE

>>1. FLEE – II Tim 2:22a So run from youthful passions
>>2. KNOW THE ENEMY (Prov 6:5; I Cor 6:18; 10:14; I Tim 6:11)

B. ACTIONS
>>1. PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS – II Tim 2:22b and run toward righteousness, (also Deut 10:12-13; Ps 40:8; I Jn 5:3)
>>2. PURSUE FAITHFULNESS – II Tim 2:22c faithfulness, (also Rom 10:17)
>>3. PURSUE LOVE – II Tim 2:22d love, (also Eph 2:3; I Cor 13:4-7;
>>4. PURSUE PEACE – II Tim 2:22e and peace (also Rom 12:18; Mt 5:23-24)
>>5. PURSUE PURITY – II Tim 2:22f joining those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.


II Timothy 2:16-19 “Command”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 14 – Command
A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

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I. ABSOLUTE MANDATE
A. EXCLUSIVE

II Tim 2:16a But from irreverent or worthless conversation, keep your distance
>>1. DISGRACEFUL (I Tim 6:20)
>>2. DISTANCE (Col 1:10)

B. ETHICAL
II Tim 2:16b for such [talk] propels people into added ungodliness,
>>1. DRIVE
>>2. DIRECTION

C. EXTENT
II Tim 2:17a and, like gangrene, their words find fertile ground.
>>1. DEFILEMENT
>>2. DEGREE

II. APPALLING MODEL
A. EXAMPLES

II Tim 2:17b-18a Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have deviated from the truth,
>>1. DISSIDENTS (I Tim 1:20)
>>2. DEVIATION (II Tim 2:15)

B. ERRORS
II Tim 2:18b asserting that the resurrection has already happened and thereby upending the faith of some.
>>1. DENIAL (Lk 24:21; Mt 28:6; I Cor 15:1-58; Acts 2:32; 3:15, 26; 4:10, 33; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30; 17:18; 26:8; 26:23)
>>2. DEVASTATION (II Tim 2:14)

III. AUTHORITATIVE MOTIVATION
A. ENDURANCE

II Tim 2:19a But God’s firm foundation remains, having this seal: “The Lord knows His own people,”
>>1. DETERMINED (I Cor 3:11; Is 28:16; Eph 2:20)
>>2. DECLARATION (Num 16:5; Rom 8:16; Eph 1:4a; Jas 1:18)

B. EVALUATION
II Tim 2:19b and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from unrighteousness.”
>>1. DEFENSE (Eph 1:4b; Num 16:26; I Jn 2:19)
>>2. DEPART


II Timothy 2:14-15 “Choices”

Posted: July 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on II Timothy 2:14-15 “Choices”

Exposition of II Timothy: Message 13 – Choices

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

I. WRONG CHOICE: UNFAITHFUL TO THE WORD
A. REMINDER

>>1. DISTRACTION – II Tim 2:14a Remind [them] of these things,
>>2. DISPUTATION – II Tim 2:14b earnestly attesting before God not to quarrel about words (also Eph 1:17-18)

B. RESULTS
>>1. DETRIMENTAL (FOR TEACHER) – II Tim 2:14c which is not only unprofitable [to you] (also Phil 1:9-10; Col 1:9)
>>2. DANGEROUS (FOR STUDENT) – II Tim 2:14d but catastrophic to the hearer. (also Rom 10:17)

II. RIGHT CHOICE: FAITHFUL TO THE WORD
A. RECOGNITION

>>1. DILIGENT – II Tim 2:15a Make diligent effort to present yourself to God (also II Cor 11:2; Eph 5:27)
>>2. DEMONSTRATION – II Tim 2:15b as one ‘approved’ (also Phil 2:15)

B. REPRESENTATION
>>1. DUTY – II Tim 2:15c a worker (also II Cor 5:10)
>>2. DETERMINED – II Tim 2:15d who has no cause for shame

C. RESOLUTION
>>1. DECISIVE – II Tim 2:15e handling accurately (also Neh 8:8)
>>2. DIRECTION – II Tim 2:15f the Word of truth. (also Ps 119:43; II Cor 6:7; Col 1:5; Jas 1:18; Mt 7:1; I Tim 6:10; Lk 11:19; Phil 4:13; Jer 29:11; Rom 16:16)


II Timothy 2:11-13 “Comfort”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 12 – Comfort

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

I. CONFIDENCE IN GOD’S PROMISES
A. GOD’S WORD IS FAITHFUL

II Tim 2:11a [God’s] Word is trustworthy:
>>1. FAITHFUL THE WORD!
>>2. PHRASE USED FIVE TIMES IN PASTORAL EPISTLES (I Tim 1:15; 3:1; 4:9; II Tim 2:11-13; Titus 3:4-8)

B. GOD’S WORD IN SONG
>>1. BIBLE
>>>>(Old Testament Ex 15:1–18; Nu 21:17–18; Deut 31:19–22, 30, 32:1–43; Sam 18:7; 21:11; Judges 15:16)
>>>>(Gospels Lk 1:46-55; 1:68-79; 2:14; Lk 2:29-32)
>>>>(Epistles Phil 2:5-11; Col 1:15-20; I Tim 3:16; Heb 1:1-3; I Pet 2:21-25)
>>2. HISTORY OF BIBLE-WORD SONGS
>>>>(Israel Psalm 40:3; 18:49; Is 30:29; Job 35:10)
>>>>(Church Eph 5:19; Acts 16:25; Col 3:16; Rom 11:36; Eph 3:21; I Tim 1:17)
>>>>(Today Mt 6:33, 7:7; Ps 89:1; Ps 46:10 + #677)

II. COMFORT IN GOD’S PROMISES
A. TWO POSITIVE AXIOMS

>>1. AXIOM #1 – IF WE DIED WITH HIM – II Tim 2:11b for if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; (also Rom 6:2-6; Col 3:4; Jn 14:19; II Cor 13:4; I Thes 4:17; 5:10)
>>2. AXIOM #2 – IF WE LIVE/ENDURE PERSECUTION – II Tim 2:12a if we endure, we will also reign together [with Him]; (also Rev 2:26-27; Heb 3:6; 10:35-38)

B. TWO NEGATIVE AXIOMS
>>1. AXIOM #3 – IF ONE FAILS TO ENDURE – II Tim 2:12b if we should ever deny Him, He also will deny us; (also Jude 1:4; I Jn 2:22-23; Lk 22:61; II Cor 7:10; Mk 8:38; Mt 10:33)
>>2. AXIOM #4 – IF ONE LACKS FAITH TO CONTINE – II Tim 2:13 if we lack real faith, He remains faithful; He cannot deny His nature. (also I Pet 2:8; Rom 3:3; Heb 10:23)


II Timothy 2:8-10 “Capacity”

Posted: June 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on II Timothy 2:8-10 “Capacity”

Exposition of II Timothy: Message 11 – Capacity

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

I. FOCUSED ON THE SOURCE
A. CENTERED ON JESUS THE CHRIST

>>1. PROMISED KING – II Tim 2:8a Remember Jesus the Christ [Messiah],
>>2. SAVIOR FROM SIN – II Tim 2:8c the offspring of David, (also Acts 13:23; Rom 1:3)

B. CENTERED IN TRUE GOSPEL PREACHING
>>1. RISEN LORD – II Tim 2:8b raised from the dead (also Lk 24:46; Acts 2:24)
>>2. GOOD NEWS TO ALL – II Tim 2:8d as [preached] in my Gospel, (also I Cor 15:14)

II. FOCUSED ON THE POWER
A. CENTERED ON PAUL’S BONDAGE

>>1. FOR PREACHING CHRIST – II Tim 2:9a because of which I undergo suffering, (also Heb 2:10; 5:8; I Pet 2:21; 5:10)
>>2. FOR THE GOSPEL – II Tim 2:9b bound with chains as a criminal. (also Phil 4:11-13; Lk 23:32-39)

B. CENTERED ON THE UNBOUNDED WORD
>>1. GREAT CONTRAST – II Tim 2:9c But the Word of God is not bound!
>>2. ETERNAL POWER (also Is 40:8)

III. FOCUSED ON THE RESULT
A. CENTERED ON ENDURANCE

>>1. HIS EXAMPLES – II Tim 2:10a Therefore I endure all things (also II Tim 2:1-7; I Pet 3:16-17)
>>2. GOAL IN VIEW – II Tim 2:10b for the elect’s sake, (also Acts 4:12)

B. CENTERED ON THE OUTCOME
>>1. VISION OF OTHERS – II Tim 2:10c that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus
>>2. ULTIMATE JOY – II Tim 2:10d with eternal glory. (also II Cor 4:17-18; II Thes 2:13-14; Rom 5:1-2; I Pet 2:20; I Tim 1:13-15; Jas 1:12)


II Timothy 2:3-7 “Counterparts”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 10 – Counterparts

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

I. ROLE MODEL OF A SOLDIER
II Tim 2:3-4 Therefore, endure challenges being a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No soldier gets entangled in civilian activities, thereby pleasing the one who enlisted him.
A. ACTIVITY OF A GOOD SOLDIER
>>1. EXAMPLE
>>2. EXPECTATION

B. APPLICATION TO CHRISTIANS
>>1. EXAMPLE (Eph 2:8-10; 6:10-18; Heb 10:23-25; Jas 4:17; Mt 16:24-26; I Cor 10:31)
>>2. EXPECTATION (II Tim 1:15; Col 1:10; I Thes 2:12; Jn 16:33; Heb 12:1; Mt 25:21-23)

II. ROLE MODEL OF AN ATHLETE
II Tim 2:5 If anyone competes [in the games], he does not receive the winner’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.
A. ACTIVITY OF A GOOD ATHLETE
>>1. EXAMPLE (Ps 19:5-6; Eccl 9:11; II Mac 4:14; Ps 18:29; Jer 12:5; Gen 32:24)
>>2. EXPECTATION

B. APPLICATION TO CHRISTIANS
>>1. EXAMPLE (I Cor 9:24-27; 15:32; Gal 5:7; Eph 6:12)
>>2. EXPECTATION (Heb 12:1-2; Gal 2:2; Phil 3:14; I Tim 4:7-8; Is 40:31; Rev 14:12)

III. ROLE MODEL OF A FARMER
II Tim 2:6-7 And the hard-working farmer should be the first to receive a share of the harvest. Reflect on what I say, for the Lord will give you insight into this.
A. ACTIVITY OF A GOOD FARMER
>>1. EXAMPLE (I Tim 5:18)
>>2. EXPECTATION (I Cor 9:7-10)

B. APPLICATION TO CHRISTIANS
>>1. EXAMPLE
>>2. EXPECTATION (I Cor 9:11; 15:10)


II Timothy 2:1-2 “Clone”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 9: Clone

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

I. PRODUCT
A. PERSONAL

II Tim 2:1a You, therefore, my child, be strengthened
>>1. NATURE (Mt 28:18-20; Rom 8;15-17)
>>2. NEED (Jn 15:5; Phil 4:13; Is 40:29-30; Eph 6:10-11)

B. PRODUCT
II Tim 2:1b by means of the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
>>1. GRACE (II Cor 12:9-10)
>>2. IN CHRIST (Eph 2:8)

II. DUPLICATION
A. DOWNLINE GENERATION #1: PAUL/APOSTLES

II Tim 2:2a and what you’ve heard from me through many witnesses
>>1. FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY (I Cor 11:1)
>>2. WITNESSES (I Tim 6:12)

B. DOWNLINE GENERATION #2: TIMOTHY
II Tim 2:2b [you] entrust this
>>1. COMMISSIONED
>>2. THIS [GOSPEL] (II Tim 1:13-14)

C. DOWNLINE GENERATION #3: THOSE TIMOTHY TAUGHT
II Tim 2:2c entrust to faithful men
>>1. PROCESS (I Cor 3:13-15)
>>2. APOSTOLIC SUCESSION

D. DOWNLINE GENERATION #4: THOSE TIMOTHY’S CHURCH TAUGHT
II Tim 2:2d who will be competent to teach others as well.
>>1. CAPABLE
>>2. PRODUCT (Gen 1:28; Mt 28:18)


Special Speaker: Ben Foster

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A Sermon by Br. James Garbutt, Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

ACTS: THE GREAT MISSION OF GOD

1. PROLOGUE OF ACTS
A. Purpose of the mission

1. Mission of Christ (Acts 1:1-3)
2. Great mission of Christ (Mt 28:18)
3. Old mission or new? (Mt 23:12-27; 5:20)

2. PLAN OF GOD
A. Plan before, during, and all of time.

1. Plan before fall (Gen 1:28)
2. Plan for patriarchs (Gen 12:1-3)
3. Plan for covenant community (Ex 9:14; Deut 28:9; I Sam 17:46; I Chron 16:7; II Chron 6:32-33; Psalm 2:78; 22:27-28)
4. Plan continuing (Is 2:3; 24:14-16; Jer 3:17; 16:19-21; Mic 4:2; 5:4; Hab 2:14; Zeph 2:11; Zech 2:11; Mal 1:11)

3. PRAYER
A. Praying and communing with God

1. Praying God’s way (Mt. 6:9)
2. Praying rightly (Mt 7:7; James 4:2)

4. PRECIOUS PEOPLE
A. Precious are the souls of men

1. Precious souls with God (Rev. 4, Rev. 7)
2. Back to Acts 1


Special Speaker: James Garbutt

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A Sermon by Br. James Garbutt, Elder at Sovereign Grace Church


II Timothy 1:15-18 “Courage”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 8: Courage

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

I. COWARDICE AND FEAR
A. EXAMPLE OF EVIL WORKS

II Tim 1:15a You understand that all who are in Asia have turned away from me,
>>1. EXCEPTION (I Cor 15:33; Col 4:11)
>>2. EVERYONE ELSE (II Tim 4:16; Prov 29:25; Jn 6:66)

B. EXAMPLE BY NAME
II Tim 1:15b among whom are Phygelus [FOOG-el-os] and Hermogenes [Her-mog-EN-ace]
>>1. EMINENT
>>2. EVIDENT

II. COURAGE AND FAITH
A. EXAMPLE BY ACTION

II Tim 1:16 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus [Oh-nay-SIFF-or-us], for he frequently brought me relief and was not ashamed of my chain,
>>1. ESTEEMED
>>2. ENCOURAGEMENT (Mt 11:28)

B. EXAMPLE BY REWARD
II Tim 1:17-18a and when arriving in Rome, he earnestly searched for me and found me – may the Lord grant him to find God’s mercy on that Day!
>>1. EARNEST (Heb 13:3; Mt 25:26; Ps 88:18)
>>2. EXPECTATION (Lk 13:25; Ps 130:3-4)

C. EXAMPLE BY CHARACTER
II Tim 1:18b Also, you know better [than I do] all the service he rendered me at Ephesus.
>>1. EXEMPLARY (Prov 17:17)
>>2. EXCELLENCE (II Tim 1:8)