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Counseling One Another

Fellow Pastors, Pay Attention! – Pt. 2 of 2

Yesterday, we began looking at some applications of Paul’s twofold exhortation: “Pay attention to yourself and to your teaching” (1 Tim 4:16), concentrating on the yourself part of the verse. Today, we turn to our teaching.

Pay Attention to Your TEACHING… 

1 Timothy

  • 1 Timothy 1:3-4 [remain faithful to God’s calling]
  • 1 Timothy 1:5 [remember the goal of teaching is for our flock to grow in love]
  • 1 Timothy 1:18-19 [keep the faith w/vigilance]
  • 1 Timothy 3:2 [cultivate your ability to teach]
  • 1 Timothy 3:10 [don’t put a man into leadership too soon]
  • 1 Timothy 4:6 [point out theological error]
  • 1 Timothy 4:11 [teach sound doctrine]
  • 1 Timothy 4:13 [make the public reading of Scripture a high priority]
  • 1 Timothy 5:7 [instruct widows]
  • 1 Timothy 5:21 [maintain biblical principle w/o favoritism]
  • 1 Timothy 5:22 [be cautious and patient w/new leaders]
  • 1 Timothy 6:1-2 [teach a biblical work ethic]
  • 1 Timothy 6:12 [fight for sound doctrine]
  • 1 Timothy 6:17 [instruct the rich to be generous givers]
  • 1 Timothy 6:20 [guard the gospel]

2 Timothy

  • 2 Timothy 1:11 [preach the gospel of grace]
  • 2 Timothy 1:13 [retain sound doctrine]
  • 2 Timothy 1:14 [guard the treasure of the gospel]
  • 2 Timothy 2:2 [discipline, train, pass the baton to other men]
  • 2 Timothy 2:8 [keep the gospel central]
  • 2 Timothy 2:14 [remind people to not be wranglers]
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 [handle the Word carefully, responsibly]
  • 2 Timothy 2:16 [avoid worldly chatter]
  • 2 Timothy 2:23 [refuse to be involved in foolish talk]
  • 2 Timothy 3:1 [realize difficult times will come]
  • 2 Timothy 3:10 [follow biblical teaching yourself]
  • 2 Timothy 3:14 [continue in faithfulness]
  • 2 Timothy 4:2 [preach the Word faithfully]
  • 2 Timothy 4:5 [be sober, endure hardship]
  • 2 Timothy 4:13 [love books – I knew I could find biblical justification for my “addiction”!!!]
  • 2 Timothy 4:15 [be on guard for false teachers, wolves]

Men, we’ve got a lot to which we must constantly pay attention. Let us do so by God’s empowering grace!

It’s a good thing that “It is good to be strengthened by grace” (Heb 13:9).

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