1 TIMOTHY 4

6 Outlines

 

1 Timothy 4:1-8

RESISTING APOSTASY

 

DEPARTURE FROM THE TRUTH - Vs. 1

DECEIT OF FALSE TEACHERS - Vs. 2

DEMANDS ON THE FLESH - Vss. 3-5

DEPENDABILITY OF GOD'S SERVANT - Vss. 6-8

 

 

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1 Timothy 4:12-16

A PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY

 

Everyone who works has a "philosophy" of work.

Some peoples philosophy is avoid work like "the plague"

Other people's philosophy is to do just enough work to get by.

Other people's philosophy is to look like they are doing more than they actually are.

Still others have a philosophy of doing their very best!

 

Anyone who serves the Lord Jesus as Savior has been called to service or ministry. We need to have a philosophy of ministry. That is, we need to decide how we are going to carry out our work.  Paul gave Timothy a great philosophy of ministry. We should follow it too!

 

BE VISIBLE Vs. 12

BE VOCAL Vs. 13

BE VIGILANT Vss. 14-16

 

 

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1Timothy 4:12-16

THE PREACHER PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO

 

Those of us who preach want to be those the congregation will listen to.  Here are some practical tips that help us see how we can be preachers who are heeded.

 

THE PREACHER'S PATTERN - Vs. 12

Preachers are to be examples to those he is striving to minister to.

 

THE PREACHER'S PROCLAMATION - Vs. 13

Reading, exhortation and doctrine are all public ways of sharing the Word of God.

2 Timothy 4:2

 

THE PREACHER'S POWER - Vs. 14

The preacher is to use the Spiritual gifts he has.  2 Timothy 1:6, 14

 

THE PREACHER'S PONDERING - Vs. 15

The preacher is to meditate on the things mentioned above and to do them.

 

THE PREACHER'S PROMISE - Vs. 16

When the preacher focuses on his own walk with God and on what he is teaching, God will bless.

 

 

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1 Timothy 4:12-16

A GOOD PASTOR

 

How can you tell when you have a good pastor?

How a pastor tell when he is doing the right things.

Paul gave these tips to a young Pastor named Timothy.

They are still true today.

 

A PASTOR'S PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR - Vs. 12

The pastor is not a dictator, but a role model. He is an example to the believers in the areas listed in this verse.

 

A PASTOR'S PERFORMANCE IN THE PULPIT - Vss. 13

The pastor gives attention to public reading of Scripture, encouraging the flock (exhortation) and teaching (doctrine).

 

A PASTOR'S PRIORITIES FOR SUCCESS - Vss. 14-16

1. The pastor uses whatever Spiritual gifts he has for the glory of God. Vss. 14-15

2. The pastor is to take heed to his own personal walk, practicing what he preaches. Vs. 16

3. The pastor is to take heed to his doctrine (teaching) to make sure that it is accurate. Vs. 16

 

 

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1 Timothy 4:12-16

PRAYING FOR PASTOR

 

INTRODUCTION: WHY PRAY FOR THE PASTOR?

 

Because of His Call

To Preach and Teach - Ephesians 4:11-12

To Study and Pray - Acts 6:4, 2 Timothy 2:15

To Shepherd - 1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:17

To be an Example - 1 Peter 5:3, Hebrews 13:7

 

Because of His Conflicts

"The World, The Flesh and The Devil"

Satan likes to attack those in Leadership

David - 2 Samuel 12:14

Peter - Luke 22:31

 

Because of His Congregation

He has obligations to teach both the saved and the unsaved. Matthew 28:19-20

 

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR'S WALK - Vs. 12

Word

Conversation (conduct)

Charity (love)

Spirit

Faith

Purity

 

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR'S WORDS - Vs. 13

(His public ministry)

Reading

Exhortation

Doctrine

 

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR'S WORK - Vss. 14-15

Using His Spiritual Gift - Vs. 14

Thinking It Through (Meditating, giving himself wholly to them) - Vs. 15

Showing the Results - Vs. 15

 

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR'S WATCH - Vs. 16

Watching Himself

Watching His Teaching

 

 

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1 Timothy 4:12-16

GOD’S WORD AND THE PASTOR

 

PRACTICE THE WORD – Vs. 12

PREACH THE WORD – Vs. 13

PROVE THE WORD – Vs. 14 – The Word says you have a Spiritual gift. Prove it by using it!

PONDER THE WORD – Vs. 15

PROFIT FROM THE WORD – Vs. 16

 

 

 

 

 

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