2 Timothy 3:16-4:4 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for ...
[3]For the time is coming when people will notendure sound teaching, but having itching earsthey will accumulate for thems...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decay3For the time is coming when people willnot endure sound teachingWhen We Discard Doctrine    Dis...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decaybut having itching ears they willaccumulate for themselvesteachers to suit their own passionsWhe...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decaybut having itching ears they willaccumulate for themselves teachers tosuit their own passions1 T...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into mythsWhen We Detour into Distr...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into mythsExamples Today:   Self-He...
3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into myths2 Peter 1:16 For         ...
The First Steps to HealthLet Scripture Speak to You2 Timothy 3:16-17Let Scripture Work through You2 Timothy 4:1-2
2 Timothy 3:16-17Let Scripture Speak to You  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable  for teaching, for reproo...
Why Should We Read the Bible?Scripture is God Breathed- Every Little Portion- Old Testament, Wisdom, Prophets- It is the m...
Why Should We Read the Bible?Scripture Prepares and Equips Us…- It Teaches Us – Instructs us about God- It Reproves Us – S...
Let Scripture Speak to You                         TestColossians 3:12-14 ESV                 Put on then, as Gods chosen ...
Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Teaches us About God1. God is intentional in pursuing people for His   kingdom and lov...
Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Reproves us by Revealing our Guilt• How have you been doing living with others   befor...
Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Corrects us Before GodPaul said “Put Off” the old self.And to “Put On” the new self.Th...
Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Trains us Before GodColossians 3:17 ESV And whatever you do, in word or deed,do everyt...
2 Timothy 4:1-2 [4:1]I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and...
Why Should We Teach Scripture?- God Gave Us Scripture- Jesus Christ is the Judge of Our Lives- Scripture has the Good News...
How Should We Teach Scripture? Be Ready to Preach and Teach… Really????? Announce or Proclaim Some preaching is on stage –...
What is the Power of Preaching?- It Reproves – It helps to show our guilt before God- It Rebukes – It brings the truth of ...
Scripture is God’s Life-giving Food for      Repentance, Life, and Hope
What informs your world?What captivates your mind?What shapes your thinking?What draws your attention?Who or What is your ...
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Healthy Christians Make Healthy Churches - Scripture

  1. 1. 2 Timothy 3:16-4:4 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, [17] that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. [4:1]I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: [2] preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
  2. 2. [3]For the time is coming when people will notendure sound teaching, but having itching earsthey will accumulate for themselves teachers tosuit their own passions, [4] and will turn awayfrom listening to the truth and wander off intomyths.
  3. 3. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decay3For the time is coming when people willnot endure sound teachingWhen We Discard Doctrine Discard Apostolic Teaching Doctrine of Christ Doctrine of Law, Sin & Repentance
  4. 4. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decaybut having itching ears they willaccumulate for themselvesteachers to suit their own passionsWhen We Crave the New Rave - Emphasis on Style, Felt Needs, Novelties, Product & Personality - Passions = Evil Desires
  5. 5. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decaybut having itching ears they willaccumulate for themselves teachers tosuit their own passions1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly saysthat in later times some will departfrom the faith by devoting themselvesto deceitful spirits and teachings ofdemons, 2 through the insincerity ofliars whose consciences are seared…
  6. 6. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into mythsWhen We Detour into Distraction - Turn Away from Truth - Turn Toward Legends, Myths, Fables, Pop-Culture / Pop-TeachingThe Early Church was drawn intoPop-Greek Culture or Jewish Myth
  7. 7. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into mythsExamples Today: Self-Help Books / Seminars Talk Shows: Including Rant Shows Prosperity Gospel Positive Attitude – Motivational Self-Actualization Pluralistic Relativism Pop-Church / Christian Culture Emotional Priority
  8. 8. 3 Signs of Spiritual Decayand will turn away from listening tothe truth and wander off into myths2 Peter 1:16 For we did not followcleverly devised myths when wemade known to you the power andcoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, butwe were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
  9. 9. The First Steps to HealthLet Scripture Speak to You2 Timothy 3:16-17Let Scripture Work through You2 Timothy 4:1-2
  10. 10. 2 Timothy 3:16-17Let Scripture Speak to You All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, [17] that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
  11. 11. Why Should We Read the Bible?Scripture is God Breathed- Every Little Portion- Old Testament, Wisdom, Prophets- It is the mind of God
  12. 12. Why Should We Read the Bible?Scripture Prepares and Equips Us…- It Teaches Us – Instructs us about God- It Reproves Us – Shows us Our Guilt before God- It Corrects Us – Restores us to God- It Trains Us – Gives us Wisdom for Living for GodFor His Work and Purpose[17] that the man of God may be complete, equippedfor every good work.
  13. 13. Let Scripture Speak to You TestColossians 3:12-14 ESV Put on then, as Gods chosen ones,holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness,humility, meekness, and patience, [13] bearing withone another and, if one has a complaint againstanother, forgiving each other; as the Lord hasforgiven you, so you also must forgive. [14] And aboveall these put on love, which binds everythingtogether in perfect harmony.
  14. 14. Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Teaches us About God1. God is intentional in pursuing people for His kingdom and loves them.2. God has standards for His people that raise them above the world’s status quo.3. God’s guiding standard for His people is love4. Christ demonstrates God’s forgiving character – God Himself is forgiving.
  15. 15. Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Reproves us by Revealing our Guilt• How have you been doing living with others before God?• Have you had a heart of compassion?• How kind have you been in speech or actions?• Have you been humble and meek toward others?• How patient have you been with people who irritate you – have you born the iritation or lashed out?• Have you practiced forgiveness – knowing that Christ forgave you when you were a mocker?
  16. 16. Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Corrects us Before GodPaul said “Put Off” the old self.And to “Put On” the new self.The course correction is a volitional decision to becompassionate, patient, forgiving and loving.We have to make a decision! God expects us to workhard at making new choices.
  17. 17. Let Scripture Speak to YouScripture Trains us Before GodColossians 3:17 ESV And whatever you do, in word or deed,do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, givingthanks to God the Father through Him.Can you be unloving, unforgiving, impatient andunkind in the same breath while giving thanks? It ishard to be a complainer when you are giving Godthanks for the one you are complaining about.Paul’s Training is to Give Thanks!
  18. 18. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 [4:1]I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: [2] preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
  19. 19. Why Should We Teach Scripture?- God Gave Us Scripture- Jesus Christ is the Judge of Our Lives- Scripture has the Good News of a Great Kingdom
  20. 20. How Should We Teach Scripture? Be Ready to Preach and Teach… Really????? Announce or Proclaim Some preaching is on stage – some preaching is quiet – but all preaching has a goal to announce the lifesaving message of Jesus Christ.
  21. 21. What is the Power of Preaching?- It Reproves – It helps to show our guilt before God- It Rebukes – It brings the truth of God’s wrath- It Exhorts – It brings encouragement of God’s planExhort comes from the same word used by Jesus todescribe the Holy Spirit. It comes as a friend,comforter, counselor alongside us and gives usencouragement when we discover our sin.
  22. 22. Scripture is God’s Life-giving Food for Repentance, Life, and Hope
  23. 23. What informs your world?What captivates your mind?What shapes your thinking?What draws your attention?Who or What is your source for wisdom?Are you letting Scripture Speak- To You? Through You?

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