2 Timothy 1:13-14
13 Hold fast the pattern of sound
words which you have heard from me,
in faith and love which are in Christ
14 That good thing which was
committed to you, keep by the Holy
Spirit who dwells in us.
who serve the copy and shadow of
the heavenly things, as Moses was
divinely instructed when he was
about to make the tabernacle. For He
said, "See that you make all things
according to the pattern shown you
on the mountain."
Many argue that God did not leave a
pattern by which we must worship.
They claim we can worship as we see
There is a pattern. We must follow it.
How can we hold to a pattern if it
does not exist?
Ladies make bears for the
hospital. They cut the
material using a pattern.
The pattern is the guide, the standard
Today – 3 purposes of a pattern
We need direction, guidance
Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know the
way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own
God gave Noah a pattern to build the
ark – Genesis 6:14-16
God has given us direction
1 Peter 4:11a If anyone speaks, let
him speak as the oracles of God.
God has not left us to do what we
want. He has given us a pattern.
We are to follow His direction.
If all follow the same pattern in
making bears – they will be alike.
If we follow the pattern from God –
we will speak the same thing.
1 Corinthians 1:10a Now I plead with
you, brethren, by the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak
the same thing,
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you
have heard from me among many
witnesses, commit these to faithful
men who will be able to teach others
Neither time nor culture, will change
Exodus 25:9 According to all that I
show you, that is, the pattern of the
tabernacle and the pattern of all its
furnishings, just so you shall make it.
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked that
though you were slaves of sin, yet you
obeyed from the heart that form of
doctrine to which you were delivered.
If you lived in the first century or in
the year 2014 :
If you were a native of Corinth,
Ephesus, Rome OR Milan, Gibson
County, Tennessee :
The identity will remain the same
Failure to follow the pattern is serious
Nadab and Abihu did not follow the
pattern (Leviticus 10:1-3)
Jeroboam did not worship according
to the pattern (1 Kings 12)
HOLD FAST THE PATTERN
Follow the same bear pattern – get
the same bears
Follow the same pattern for salvation
– get the same New Testament
Christians as you read about in the
book of Acts
HOLD FAST THE PATTERN
Follow the same pattern
Worship as they did
Believe what they believed
Teach what they taught
We will be what they were :