Pastor Appreciation Month: Day #29
October is Pastor Appreciation Month.
Take time today to express to your pastor how much he means to you.
Pastor in the Midst of Perilous Times! (II Timothy 3)
II Timothy 3:1-8, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.”
I. The Signs (II Timothy 3:1-9)
Paul lists twenty types of evil conduct that will be prominent during these "perilous times" which come in the "last days" prior to the return of Christ. The list truly describes our times which exhibits these evils in a very intense way.
II. The Suffering (II Timothy 3:10-13
1. Paul’s Example (II Timothy 3:10-11)
2. Paul’s Exhortation (II Timothy 3:12)
3. Paul’s Expectation (II Timothy 3:13)
III. The Scriptures (II Timothy 3:14-17)
1. The Scriptures Establish us (II Timothy 3:14)
2. The Scriptures Enlighten us (II Timothy 3:15)
3. The Scriptures Equip us (II Timothy 3:16-17)
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