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					            Be Strengthened…
• By the Grace in Christ Jesus
  – Saves, calls to a holy living, eternal (1:9)
  – Not a matter of our works but of God’s purpose (1:9)
  – Abolished death, brought life & immortality to light (1:10)
“The immediate duty for which
strength is required is that of
teaching the truth.”
-F.F. Bruce
      What You Have Heard…
• Entrust to Faithful Men
  – The best way to guard the faith is to dispense the truth
      What You Have Heard…
• Entrust to Faithful Men
  – Character is a Premium Point: “Faithful Men”
     • Faithful in Spiritual Practice
      What You Have Heard…
• Entrust to Faithful Men
  – Character is a Premium Point: “Faithful Men”
     • Faithful in Spiritual Practice
     • Faithful in Public & Private Morality
      What You Have Heard…
• Entrust to Faithful Men
  – Character is a Premium Point: “Faithful Men”
     • Faithful in Spiritual Practice
     • Faithful in Public & Private Morality
    What You Have Heard…

Entrust to Faithful Men
Who Will be Able to
Teach Others Also.
   Faithful Men Word Pictures
• Good Soldier of Christ Jesus
  – Share in suffering
  – Not entangled in civilian affairs
  – Aim to please his enlister
   Faithful Men Word Pictures
• An Athlete
  – Competes according to the rules
  – Aiming for a victory crown




                      1980 Boston
                      Marathon
                      Cheater:
                      Rosie Ruiz
   Faithful Men Word Pictures
• Hard-Working Farmer
  – Gk. “to work until one is exhausted”
  – Gets the first share of the crops
Think over what I say, for the Lord will
give you understanding in everything.
(2 Timothy 2:7)

				
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