How a pastor will reach the people and finish well
Published October 10th, 2018
Main point summary
Command and teach these things
1 Timothy 4:11-16
Command these things and teach them.
Let no one despise your youth,
but be a faithful model in word, behavior, love, faith and purity.
Until I come, pay attention to the reading, the exhorting, and the teaching [of the word].
Do not neglect your undeserved favor,
which was given to you through prophecy with the laying of the hands of the elders
Plan these things,
be in these them,
so that your progress [might become] clear to all
Hold yourself and your teaching;
remain in (your teaching);
for this saves you and those who hear you.
Paul writes to Timothy because he is called to ministry Paul writes to Timothy to endure (through prayer) Paul writes to Timothy so that he knows how the church ought to be Paul's point: Timothy train yourself in godliness
Thesis: Command and teach these things What are these things? Faithful model, the ministry of the word, the gift of ministry How to command and teach these things? By doing these things and remaining in these things
Is v.11 Speaking of the text before or the text after? or Is it a summary statement? What's the difference between practicing these things and leaving these things?