Rightly Dividing The Word ( 2nd Timothy 2:15 )

Background

Lord, cover each of us.

 

Scriptural Foundation

The Lord’s Approved Workman

2nd Timothy 2:15 ( Link )

Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words, which succeeds only in leading the listeners to ruin.  Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.  But avoid irreverent, empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness,…

 

Textural Analysis

2nd Timothy 2:14

Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words, which succeeds only in leading the listeners to ruin. 

  1. Remind the believers of these things
    • If you are going to remind believers
      • It is to avoid quarreling
      • It is to avoid quarreling over words
  2. Why
    • Lead to ruins
    • Leads listeners to ruins

2nd Timothy 2:15

Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.

  1. Present
    • Yes, present
    • Work on yourself
  2. Approved
    • Approved to God
    • Not approved to anyone else
  3. Unashamed
    • Unashamed of what you say
    • What you believe
  4. Workman
    • Not a lazy person
    • But, a workman
  5. Word of Truth
    • Accurately handles the word of truth

2nd Timothy 2:16

But avoid irreverent, empty chatter, which will only lead to more ungodliness,…

  1. Avoid
    • Avoid empty chatter
  2. Why
    • Leads to more ungodliness

 

Beloved

Beloved, who should you listen to?

Paul or your favorite pastor.

Your Favorite Pastor:-

  1. Here today, gone tomorrow
  2. He is consumed with worldly affairs
  3. He is overly concerned with social media followers
  4. His life, service, work has yet to be fully tested
  5. When pulled back, he refuses to heed

Please point that minister to me and I will post about his word and works.

 

Dedicated

In dedication to the:-

  1. Leonard Ravenhill
  2. David Wilkerson
  3. Charles Price
    • Preached Word
      • Icabod Or Ebenezer by Charles Price
        • YouTube Video
          Link
  4. John Piper
  5. Sinclair Ferguson
    • Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson in words
      Link
    • Best Lessons from a Lifetime of Pastoring
      Link
    • Sinclair Ferguson | Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
      Union with Christ: Mind-Renewing Foundations
      Link
  6. Ray Stedman
    • Ray Stedman – Man of Faith Series – How Prayer Works
      Link
  7. Paul Washer
  8. Jim Cymbala
    • The Dangers of Pride In Ministry Jim Cymbala ( The Story of David Wilkerson and Jimmy Swaggart )
      Link
  9. Tim Keller
  10. Dr. Thomas Oden
    • Dr. Thomas Oden, A theologian who made no new contribution to theology
      Link

I am sorry

I am sorry to take your time.

But, many of these preachers are far more concerned about worldly affairs than your eternal life; your eternal salvation.

The preached word is just a mousetrap to lead you into what they believe; and not what God has to say.

 

A Kind Word

I am sorry you feel you have to keep taking it back.

If you find yourself always explaining what you said and why you said it, maybe you should not be so quick to say it in the first place.

What a novel idea?

Think it over before you say it.

 

He Cares for You

Scripture

1st Peter 5:8

Link

Beloved, please remain mindful of 1st Peter 5:-8

Cast Your Cares on Him

…Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Unpack

  1. World
    • It is a season of anxiety.
  2. God, Your Father
    • Cares for you
  3. You have an adversary
    • (-)
      • Who prowls
      • Who seeks
      • To devour
    • (+)
      • Be Sober Minded
      • Be Alert

Sanctify

Our God, Our Father, Elohim

Please sanctify each soul that the enemy has gone after.

Clothe and Cover each spirit in love undergirded in truth.

Whenever and wherever the enemy is attacked with misinformation, with added-on words to your most holy scripture, please Father cancel the enemy’s assignment.

It pleases you to do so.

Do as you please Father.

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