The Leader & His Bible: Jeff Purswell
- Psalm 33:6 (ESV)
- Isaiah 55:11 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:10 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:11 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:13 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:14 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:15 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
- 2 Timothy 3:17 (ESV)
LAST EXCHANGES MATTER
A lion's mouth less before Paul.
Paul is staring death in the face.
Paul is preparing Timothy to lead, and opposition & suffering will come.
2 Timothy 3:10-17 ESV
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
HOW WILL WE REMAIN STEADFAST AMONG OPPOSITION?
The most decisive factor for a faithful leader is the faithful devotion to the word of God.
We must firmly stay put in what we have believed. The word of God is not outdated; it's stable. The world tries to keep us captive to conventional wisdom.
We lead with the Bible; this is what possum was trying to impress upon Timothy in their last exchange.
ALL SCRIPTURE IS BREATHED OUT BY GOD
The scripture is the product of God's very breath.
As God said let there be light, so did he say let there be laws, and my word.
When God speaks, he acts. He drivers by his word. History happens because of God's word. Jesus is God's mighty own self-expression. God's word continually acts.
Good reveals himself in his word. He gives himself to us in his word. His word makes us leaders. The Bible is a covenantal book, God uses to draw us into a relationship with him.
The Bible feeds us.
God's word is more than a theological argument. God's weird it's the most powerful possession in our life.
Why do I need the scripture as a leader?
The Bible shapes you into a leader, it doesn't tell you what to do. The Bible shapes us into the godly men we're called to be.
The word gets it done.
The word is on a mission from God and accomplishes its purposes.
There is no part of our life scripture is not a part of.
It defines God's reality for our lives.
The Bible reveals sin in our life. It's like a search light into our soul. They Bible is the greatest tool against sin in our life.
Scripture trains us in righteousness.
Everything worthwhile is in the word.
He gives his word so we will be equipped. Whatever God had created us for, the Bible will prepare us for.
The word is where God's power meets our lives.
God's word changes our life day by day.
COME TO THE BIBLE FOR FELLOWSHIP WITH IT AS A LIVING BREATHING THING, NOT AS AN INFORMATIONAL TOOL
Faithful devotion to God's word produces
effectiveness, transformation, & fruitfulness.
Scripture is the bomb the holy spirit detonates in our soul.
Created 4 months ago