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)


II Timothy 1:13-14 “Confidence”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 6: Confidence

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

I. RETENTION OF SOUND DOCTRINE
A. ACTION

>>1. SUSTAIN – II Tim 1:13a Retain firmly (Eph 4:14; Heb 2:1; Eccl 1:9; I Tim 1:3)
>>2. STANDARD – II Tim 1:13b the pattern of ‘healthy’ teaching (I Tim 1:19; III Jn 1:2; Mt 7:15-16; Ps 107:19-20)
>>3. STATED – II Tim 1:13c that you’ve heard from me,

B. REACTION
>>1. SPHERE – II Tim 1:13d [holding it] in the faith and love
>>2. SOURCE – II Tim 1:13e that are in Christ Jesus. (II Tim 1:8; Lk 6:46)

II. PRESERVATION OF SOUND DOCTRINE
A. ACTION

>>1. SECURE – II Tim 1:14a Preserve (Jude 1:3)
>>2. SUBSTANCE – II Tim 1:14b the good (Rom 3:2; Gal 2:7)

B. REACTION
>>1. SHOWN – II Tim 1:14c entrusted to you (I Tim 6:20; Ps 119:105; Gal 1:6-7)
>>2. SUPERNATURAL – II Tim 1:14d through the holy Spirit Who indwells us. (Rom 8:9; I Cor 3:16)


II Timothy 1:11-12 “Certainty”

Posted: April 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Sermons | Comments Off on II Timothy 1:11-12 “Certainty”

Exposition of II Timothy: Message 6: Certainty

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

I. PAUL’S CALLING
A. COMMISSION

>>1. PREACHER – II Tim 1:11a to which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher;
(Eph 2:10; Acts 9:15; 13:2; Ps 84:10; II Cor 5:19-20; II Tim 4:3-4)
>>2. PROCLAMATION II Tim 1:11b to the nations,
(Note: text added in later Greek copies)

B. CIRCUMSTANCE
>>1. PERSEVERANCE II Tim 1:12a which is why I suffer these things,
(Jn 16:33; Col 1:24)
>>2. PRIDE II Tim 1:12b yet I feel no shame.
(Is 50:7; Phil 4:12; 1:20)

II. PAUL’S CONFIDENCE
A. CONVERSION

>>1. PERSON II Tim 1:12c for I know Whom
(Acts 9:4-5; I Jn 5:12)
>>2. PLAN II Tim 1:12d I have believed,
(Jn 3:36)

B. CONVICTION
>>1. PERSUADED II Tim 1:12e and I am convinced
(Eph 2:8; Jn 6:47; 10:28; Rom 8:1)
>>2. POWER II Tim 1:12f that He is capable
(Rom 4:21; 8:38)

III. PAUL’S COMMITMENT
A. CONDITION

>>1. PURPOSE II Tim 1:12g to guard
(Jn 17:12; II Thes 3:3; Jude 1:24)
>>2. PRESENCE II Tim 1:12h the deposit
(Ps 31:5; Lk 23:46)

B. CONSISTENCY
>>1. PROGRESS II Tim 1:12i He entrusted to me OR I committed to Him
(I Tim 6:20; Is 52:11; I Pet 4:19)
>>2. PROMISE II Tim 1:12j until that Day.
(II Tim 4:8; Phil. 3:9; Acts 17:31; II Cor 7:1; Phil 1:21)


II Timothy 1:9-10 “Chosen”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 5: Chosen

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

I. SUBSTANCE OF GOD’S GRACE
A. REGENERATING US
– II Tim 1:9a Who saved us by God’s power
(Jn 3:3-8; Rom 3:10-12; 4:4; 8:16-17; 11:5-6; I Cor 1:29; Eph 2:1; I Jn 4:10)

B. CALLING US – II Tim 1:9b and called us to a holy calling,
(Jn 15:16; 1:11-13; Rom 6:23; 9:11-16; Is 49:1; Jer 1:5)

C. CHOOSING US – II Tim 1:9c not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace,
(Titus 3:5; Acts 11:18; Eph 3:11 Ex 33:19; 34:6)

II. SUPREMACY OF GOD’S GRACE
A. GIFTING US
– II Tim 1:9d which He gave us in Christ Jesus before time began,

B. ENLIGHTENING US – II Tim 1:10a and now revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ,
(Acts 15:9; Eph 1:4; II Cor 5:19; Phil 1:6; Rom 12:1-2)

C. REDEEMING US – II Tim 1:10b Who annulled death and brought life and immortality to light by the Gospel
(Jn 3:16; 6:40; I Jn 5:11; Acts 4:12; I Cor 15:55)


Special Speaker: Bill Nelson

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A Sermon by Br. Bill Nelson, Sovereign Grace Church

CONSCIENCE, COUNTRY AND CHRISTIANITY

Conscience

Gen 20:5, Acts 24:16, I Cor 4:4, 1 Tim 1:5, 19; 3:9,
Heb 13:18, 1 Peter 3:16

Development of Religious Liberty in Western Thought
• Natural Law

• Inalienable Rights

• Civil Rights

Founding of the United States
• Pluralism

• Freedom of Conscience

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (Adopted 15 Dec. 1791)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. (Adopted 10 Dec. 1948)

New Philosophies and Religions
Schaeffer’s Lower Story –

Upper Story –

Colson’s 4 Questions:
1) Where did I come from?
2) What’s wrong with the world?
3) Is there a solution?
4) What is my purpose?

Case Study

Applications


Special Speaker: James Garbutt

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


II Timothy 1:8 “Confession”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 4: Confession

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

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ for our sins died in accordance with the prophecies, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the prophecies” (I Cor 15:3-4)

I. I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE
II Tim 1:8a Therefore, you should not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord,
A. SOURCE
>>1. “THEREFORE” (II Tim 1:6-7)
>>2. UNASHAMED (Rom 1:14-16)

B. SUBSTANCE
>>1. GOSPEL RECORD (I Cor. 2:2)
>>2. UNDERSTANDING THE GOSPEL (Rom 10:9-10)

C. SUMMARY
>>1. WHO JESUS WAS
>>2. WHAT JESUS DID (Rom 3:18, 23; 4:25; Is 53:6; II Cor 5:21; I Pet 2:24; 3:18)

II. I AM NOT ASHAMED OF GOSPEL SUFFERING
II Tim 1:8b or [ashamed] of me His prisoner but join me in suffering hardship for the Gospel.
A. STIGMA
>>1. ASHAMED OF ONE PREACHING CHRIST
>>2. PRISON DID NOT CHANGE THE MESSAGE (Col 1:13-14, 20-21)

B. SOVEREIGNTY
>>1. “HIS” PRISONER (II Cor 6:4b-5)
>>2. WILL OF GOD

C. SHARING
>>1. JOINED ADVERSITY (Rom 12:15; Phil 1:29)
>>2. TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL


II Timothy 1:6-7 “Contending”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 3 “Contending”

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

I. RENEWAL
A. COURAGEOUS WITNESS
– II Tim 1:6 Because of this [sincere faith], I remind you to rekindle into flame the gift of God,
>>1. REMINDER (Ps 40:9-10; 71:15-16; 119:46)
>>2. REKINDLE (I Pet 4:10)

B. COMMITTED WITNESS – II Tim 1:6 which is in you through the laying on of hands,
>>1. RECEPTION (I Tim 4:14)
>>2. RELEGATE (I Cor 12:4,7)

II. RESOURCES
A. COWARDLY WITNESS
– II Tim 1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness
>>1. RATIONAL (Is 26:3; Ps 121:8)
>>2. RETICENCE (Ps 27:1; Jn 14:27; II Cor 4:7)

B. CONFRONTATIONAL WITNESS – II Tim 1:7 [but God gave us] power and love and wise discretion.
>>1. READINESS
>>2. RESPECT (Jn 13:1-11; I Jn 4:16)
>>3. RESOLUTE (Rom 12:2)


II Timothy 1:3-5 “Conscience”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 2 “Conscience”

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

I. REMEMBER THE FAMILY OF GOD
A. MEMORY

1. SOVEREIGNTY – II Tim 1:3 I thank God
2. SERVICE – II Tim 1:3 Whom I serve with a clear conscience, (Heb 10:19, 22; I Tim 1:5; 3:5)
3. SINCERITY – II Tim 1:3 the way my ancestors did, (Acts 24:14, 16)

B. MOTIVATION
1. SUPPLICATION – II Tim 1:3 when I constantly remember you (I Thes 5:17; Phil 2:19-22)
2. STEADILY – II Tim 1:3 in my prayers night and day. (Rom 1:10; Eph 1:16; I Thes 1:2)

II. REMEMBER THE FRIENDSHIP AS A MENTOR
A. MEMORY

1. SORROW – II Tim 1:4 Remembering your tears,
2. STUDENT (II Tim 1:6; 3:12; 2:3)

B. MOTIVATION
1. SOLACE – II Tim 1:4 I long to see you, (Acts 14; 16)
2. SENTIMENT – II Tim 1:4 that I might be filled with joy

III. REMEMBER THE FAITH OF THREE GENERATIONS
A. MEMORY

1. SUBSTANCE – II Tim 1:5 I also remember your genuine faith (Jas 3:17; I Tim 1:5)
2. SOURCE – II Tim 1:5 a faith residing first in your grandmother Lois, then your mother Eunice,

B. MOTIVATION
1. SPIRITUAL – II Tim 1:5 and now, I’m certain, residing in you as well. (Jn 1:13; II Tim 3:15)
2. SETTLED (Mal 2:15; Deut 7:9)


II Timothy 1:1-2 “Commendation”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 1, “Commendation”

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

I. GOD’S MAN
A. PAUL – II Tim 1:1 Paul

>>1. WHO WAS PAUL? (Acts 7:54-60; 8:1-3; 9:1-6; 13:6-12)
>>2. WHY IS PAUL IMPORTANT? (Acts 22:3-4; Phil 3:4-7)

B. APOSTLE OF JESUS CHRIST – II Tim 1:1 an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God in conformity to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus
>>1. WHAT EXACTLY IS AN APOSTLE? (Heb 3:1; Acts 1:21-22; Mark 3:14; Eph 2:20; 4:12)
>>2. WHY WAS PAUL AN “APOSTLE”CHOSEN BY GOD? (II Cor 5:14-17; I Cor 15:3-4)

II. GOD’S MINISTER
A. TIMOTHY – II Tim 1:1 to Timothy,

>>1. WHO WAS TIMOTHY? (I Tim 1:3)
>>2. WHY DID PAUL WRITE TO HIM? (I Thes 3; I Cor 4:16-17; 16:10-11; Phil 2:19-24)

B. SON IN THE FAITH – II Tim 1:1b my beloved child:
>>1. WHAT IS A ‘SPIRITUAL SON’?
>>2. WHEN WAS THIS LETTER WRITTEN?

III. GOD’S MESSAGE
A. SOVEREIGN BLESSINGS – II Tim 1:2 Grace, mercy, and peace

>>1. WHAT IS ‘GRACE’? (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 2:12; Rom. 5:2)
>>2. WHY WAS ‘MERCY’ ADDED? (I Tim 1:2; Titus 1:4; Rom 1:7; I Cor 1:3; II Cor 1:2; Gal 1:3; Eph 1:2; Phil 1:2; Col 1:2; I Thes 1:1; II Thes 1:2)
>>3. WHAT WAS MEANT BY ‘PEACE’ (Rom 5:1; Phil 4:17)

B. SOURCE OF BLESSINGS – II Tim 1:2 from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
>>1. WHAT IS IMPORTANCE OF ‘GOD THE FATHER’? (I Pet 1:2; Jn 6:27; Num 23:19)
>>2. WHY ADD ‘GOD THE SON’