Continue In Doctrine – 8/15/18 PM

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Continue In Doctrine

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

I. The Watchingtake heed unto thyself

  • attend to
  • to give attention to
  • present
  • to check
  • delay, stop, stay

II. The Wordand unto the doctrine

DOCTRINE: instruction, teaching, that which is taught, teachings, precepts

Notice how many times Paul mentions doctrine – just in this chapter alone!

  • 1 – doctrines of devils
  • 6 – words of faith and of good doctrine
  • 13 – give attendance…to doctrine
  • 16 – take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine

NOTE: Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Paul was admonishing Timothy to make sure his life lined up with the doctrine of God.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine – make sure they match!

 

III. The Work – continue in them

DEFINITION: Continue: to stay at or with, to tarry still, still to abide, to continue, remain, of tarrying in a place, to persevere, continue

 

IV. The Why – for in doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee

Save himself and others from what?

  • 1 – apostasy – depart from the faith; seducing spirits and doctrines of devils
  • 2 – lies of hypocrites with a seared conscience
  • 3 – unbiblical commandments of men
  • 7 – profane and old wives fables

Paul’s admonition concerning sound doctrine:

  • Give attendance to it – vs. 13
  • Meditate upon these things – vs. 15
  • Give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all

SEE verse 6 – if thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shall be a good minister.