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2 Timothy 2:22-28
Author: Kent Berghuis
Fleeing and Following 2 Timothy 2:22-28 Main idea: The Lord's servant will know what to flee and what to follow. I. In personal character (22): A. Flee youthful lusts (22a). --Fleeing means removing ourselves from the temptation. B. Follow after godly character (22b). --Faith, love, and peace C. Follow along with like-minded Christians (22c). --The Lord has called us into community --Pure hearts are open to other people II. In inter-personal relationships (23-26): A. Flee quarrelsome arguments (23). --While we stand firmly for the truth, we must not be argumentative, especially about matters that are less than clear. B. Follow after loving interaction (24). --The Lord's servant must not quarrel. --The Lord's servant must be kind to everyone. --The Lord's servant must be able to teach. --The Lord's servant must not be resentful. C. Follow through lovingly with opponents (25-26). --Opposition will inevitably arise. How will we handle it? --We must gently instruct our opponents. --We must trust God to do his work in his children. --We should realize that those who disrupt God's work are themselves caught in the devil's trap. Conclusion: What have you been fleeing lately? What have you been following?