II Timothy 2:23-26 “Conduct”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 16 – Correct Conduct

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

I. MINISTRY
A. CAUTION
(NEGATIVE ACTIONS TO AVOID)
>>1. ELUDE – II Tim 2:23a Have nothing to do with foolish, (also I Tim 1:3-7; Acts 15; Gal 2:11-14; Jude 3)
>>2. EMPTY – II Tim 2:23b senseless controversies,

B. CONCERN
>>1. EMBROILED – II Tim 2:23c knowing they breed contention. (also I Tim 6:4; Titus 3:9)
>>2. ENMITY – II Tim 2:24a For the Lord’s slave must not be contentious,

II.MODEL
A. CHARGE
(POSITIVE TRAITS WE SHOULD HAVE)
>>1. EXHIBITING KINDNESS – II Tim 2:24b but be gentle to everyone, (also I Thes 2:7)
>>2. EXHIBITING SKILLFUL TEACHING – II Tim 2:24c able to teach,

B. COUNSEL
>>1. EXHIBITING FORBEARANCE – II Tim 2:24d patient when wronged, (also I Pet 2:23)
>>2. EXHIBITING HUMILITY – II Tim 2:25a gently correcting his opponents. (also Num 12:3; Mt 11:29; II Cor 10:1; Gal 5:23)

III. MOTIVATION
A. CONSIDERATION
(POSSIBLE RESULTS OF SUCH CONDUCT)
>>1. ENABLING – II Tim 2:25b Perhaps God may grant them repentance
>>2. EVIDENCE – II Tim 2:25c leading to [their] acknowledging the truth,

B. CALL
>>1. ESCAPE – II Tim 2:26a that they may sober up and escape from the snare of the devil, (also I Tim 3:7; 6:9)
>>2. EXPERIENCE – II Tim 2:26b after being captured [alive] by him to do his will.


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