Words Of Truth
"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).
That We May Lead A Quiet And Peaceable Life...
Outline by Brian A. Yeager
A. If you do not understand a point in it’s proper context you will come to false conclusions (John 21:20-23).
1. Thus, we have to handle aright the word of God (II Timothy 2:14-18).
2. Without twisting the truth (II Peter 3:14-18).
B. Additionally, if you want to prove something you already believe it is easy to twist Scriptures to justify false conclusions (Matthew 12:10-12).
1. You go to the Scriptures to find the truth (John 5:39), not prove your own conclusions (Romans 10:1-3).
2. People will seek to justify themselves against the truth (Luke 10:25-29).
3. Where does self-justification get anyone (Luke 16:15)?
II. Body: Let’s Honestly Study An Oft Misunderstood Context (I Timothy 1:18-2:4).
A. Timothy was trusted to teach, war against that which caused people’s faith to be shipwreck (I Timothy 1:3-7).
1. Timothy’s “job”, in brief (I Timothy 4:1-16, I Timothy 6:11-21, and II Timothy 4:1-5).
2. As was prophesied (I Timothy 4:14).
B. In Timothy’s work, he was instructed to have supplications, prayers, intercession, giving of thanks for all men; including kings and those in authority (Romans 10:1).
1. Think of this from an evangelists perspective because that is who was written to here (i.e. Acts 6:8-7:60).
2. What was Paul’s prayer (Romans 10:1)?
3. Now, what did/do all men (Luke 6:22, John 17:14, etc.) and kings in authority do to those who preach(ed) the truth (Matthew 10:16-18, Acts 12:1-2, etc.)?
4. Thus, the only reasonable conclusion that fits the context and the life of an evangelist: Matthew 5:38-48!
C. Praying for others so that “we” may lead a quiet [tranquil] and peaceable [still; undisturbed] life in all godliness and honesty (II Peter 3:14).
1. Does this mean carnal peace (John 16:33, Acts 14:22, II Timothy 3:12, and I Peter 4:12-16)?
2. How do we arrive at peace (Romans 8:6)?
3. Would, in any way, the world be able to give us peace and quiet (John 14:27; cf. I Corinthians 14:33)?
4. Living godly and honestly (Acts 24:16 and Romans 12:17-18).
D. It is good to pray for all men because God wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (II Peter 3:9-11).
1. We can/should stand before God and plead for Him to be longsuffering with humanity that they might have the same opportunity to be saved as we have had (Jeremiah 18:20).
2. Remember, God waited before destroying the earth once before (I Peter 3:20).
3. Think about what Jesus did (Luke 23:33-34) and what that lead to (Acts 2:22-41).
3. If you continued reading through the context this sermon is based upon, you find this context is about teaching, salvation, and faithful living – NOT about carnal peace on earth (I Timothy 2:5-15).
III. Conclusion: The quiet and peaceable life (Philippians 4:4-9).
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