II Timothy 3:1-4 “Characteristics”

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Exposition of II Timothy: Message 17 – Characteristics

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

I. CAUTION – “KNOW THIS”
A. WHAT ARE THE “LAST DAYS”?

II Tim 3:1a But understand this, that in the last days
>>1. FOREWARNED (Mt 16:3)
>>2. LAST DAYS (Acts 2:17)

B. WHAT “DIFFICULT TIMES” ARE COMING?
II Tim 3:1b there will come times of trouble.
>>1. ERA
>>2. STRESS (Mt 8:28)

II. CAVEAT – “AVOID THIS”
A. PERSONAL LIFE

>>1. SELF-CENTERED – II Tim 3:2 For people will be lovers of self, (Mk 8:34; Jas 4:6; I Pet 5:6; Rom 12:3; Phil 2:3)
>>2. MATERIALISTIC -II Tim 3:2 lovers of money, (I Tim 6:9-10)
>>3. BOASTFUL – II Tim 3:2 proud,
>>4. ARROGANT – II Tim 3:2 arrogant,
>>5. ABUSIVE – II Tim 3:2 abusive,

B. FAMILY LIFE
>>1. REBELLION – II Tim 3:2 disobedient to their parents,
>>2. INGRATITUDE – II Tim 3:2 unthankful (Rom 1:21)
>>3. INDECENT – II Tim 3:2 unholy, (Rom 3:18)
>>4. INHUMAN – II Tim 3:3 unloving,
>>5. BITTER – II Tim 3:3 unappeasable,

C. INTERPERSONAL LIFE
>>1. MALICIOUS – II Tim 3:3 slanderous,
>>2. UNGOVERNABLE – II Tim 3:3 without self-control, (Gal 5:23)
>>3. FIERCE – II Tim 3:3 brutal, (Ps 5:6; 11:5)
>>4. HOSTILE – II Tim 3:3 not loving good,
>>5. DECEITFUL – II Tim 3:4 treacherous,
>>6. RASH – II Tim 3:4 reckless,
>>7. CONCEITED – II Tim 3:4 swollen with conceit,

D. RELIGIOUS LIFE
>>1. HEDONIST – II Tim 3:4 lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (Ps 16:11)
>>2. HYPOCRITE – II Tim 3:5a having the appearance of godliness but denying its power. (I Cor 1:18; Lk 9:23)


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