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


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