Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Timothy 6

“The Great Gain of Godliness”
1 Timothy 6

Introduction: 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalm 37:28-29

I.  Being godly in our service vs. 1-2
     “All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be spoken against. [2] Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and preach these principles.” 

II. Being godly in our teaching vs. 3-5
     “If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, [4] he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, [5] and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.” 

1 Timothy 3:3, 8; Titus 1:7, 11; 1 Thessalonians 2:5

III. Being godly AND content vs. 6-10
     “But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. [7] For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. [8] If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. [9] But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. [10] For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 

Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25; Psalm 127:2

IV. How to be godly vs. 11-14
     “But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. [12] Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [13] I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, [14] that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, …” 

V.  Why we should be godly vs. 15-16
     “... which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, [16] who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.” 

VI. Being godly with our possessions vs. 17-19
     “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. [18] Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, [19] storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.” 

 Acts 26:20; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Matthew 6:20-21; Luke 12:15

VII. Guarding your godliness vs. 20-21
     “O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”— [21] which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.” 

2 Timothy 1:13-14

Conclusion: 1 Timothy 4:8


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