Bible Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 | Preacher: Rick Fulton | Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (CSB)
Spiritual Warfare Is Hazardous
We Wield Great Power
3 For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, 4 since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments 5 and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (CSB)
With Great Power, Etc…
Be diligent to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (CSB)
The Enemy Knows the Danger Posed by God’s Word
“It Is Written”
He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:4 (CSB)
Jesus told him, “It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God.”
Matthew 4:7 (CSB)
Then Jesus told him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.”
Matthew 4:10 (CSB)
And He’s Not Afraid to Twist It for His Purposes
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, had him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: He will give his angels orders concerning you, and they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Matthew 4:5-6 (CSB)
How to Avoid Danger
Don’t Think too Highly of Yourself
1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.
1 Corinthians 8:1-2 (CSB)
Don’t Be a Loner
Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (CSB)
Learn and Teach
1 You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Colossians 2:1-2 (CSB)