1 Timothy 4:11-16


1 Timothy 4:11-16

How to Be an Example that is Worthy of Imitation

June 28, 2009

Simon Goncharenko


A Southern Baptist Church



I.                    Teach God’s word continually – 11



II.                 Set an example in your actions and discipline - 12

The Gr. word for “youthfulness” covers the span from birth to 40y.o.  Timothy was probably around 30y.o.

                                                             a.      Speech


                                                            b.      Conduct



                                                             c.      Love


                                                            d.      Faith



                                                             e.      Purity


III.               Make your progress evident to all – 13-16

The word “progress” is a Greek military term; it means “pioneer advance.”   What are the factors that make spiritual progress possible?


a.       Emphasize God’s word – 13

Reading – the public reading of Scripture in local assembly.  Jesus read the Scriptures in the synagogue at Nazareth (Luke 4:16ff), and Paul often read the lessons when he visited a synagogue (Acts 13:15).

Exhortation - literally means “encouragement” and suggests the applying of the Word to the lives of the people. The pastor was to read the Word, explain it, and apply it.

Doctrine – “teaching” – pastor = student of the Word.


b.      Use your spiritual gift – 14


c.       Devote yourself fully to Christ – 15



d.      Examine yourself and your teaching – 16




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