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May 4, 2008

2 Timothy 2:14-19 Rev. Mark Dooley, 5.4.08

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“I WANT TO BE APPROVED, NOT ASHAMED”

2 Tim 2:14-19 (NIV) 14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

VERSE 14-15: Approved workmen dispense scritural TRUTH. Ashamed workmen debate semantical trivia.

VERSE 16: Approved workmen avoid godless chatter, ashamed workmen advance gossip cheerfully.

Luke 6:45 (NIV) 45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

The things we talk about reveal the things in our heart.

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be

1 Thess 5:11 (NIV) 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Eph 4:29 (NIV) 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

VERSE 17-19 Approved workmen provide doctrinal encouragement. Ahamed workmen promote doctrinal error.

THINK before you speak:

T = is it True?
H = is it Helpful
I = is it Inspiring
N = is it Necessary
K = is it Kind

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