John Carter – October 22, 2017
2 Timothy 3:10-17
- Is the Word of God as recorded in the Holy Scriptures sufficient for you?
- To what degree of trust and (authority, scribe) do you place in the Bible?
4:1-2 – Jesus Led to be tempted
- Testing vs. Testing
- Usually, the words underlying testing or tempting are the same. They are often translated differently to help convey the implied meaning (positive use of negative use).
- A buyer test driving a car vs. A thief testing the alarm system
- A teacher testing your knowledge vs. a friend testing your patience
- Israel fell here, Jesus did not.\
- Fasting is going without food, not going without your favorite TV shows for a week. Fasting implies life or death.
- Matthew 6:16-18 – Fasting is normative of the Christian life – A command of Christ
4:3-4 – Supply your for your own needs
- John 4:34 – The woman at the well
- Deuteronomy 8:3 (1-10) – Manna
Matthew 27:40 – If you are the Son of God…
Promise of Suffering
- Matthew 10:22 –Because of Jesus (Hated)
- John 15:20 – Because of Jesus (Master/Servant)
- 2 Timothy 3:12 – Godly Life
- 1 Peter 2:21 – Doing Good/Obedience
Purpose of Suffering
- Romans 5:1-6 – Hope
- Why does the Christian suffer?
- Suffering is the mechanism by which God provides with hope.
- James 1:2-4; 12-15 – Worship
- Why is God doing this to me? Or Why is this happening to me?
- God tests us to see if we are turning out the way he has designed us to be.
- James 4:6-10 – Draw near to God
- The promise of perseverance.
- Humility in the OT was synonymous with fasting