Sermon notes – Pastor Karlos Limtiaco – Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church
May 23, 2010
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A note from Terrie: These are my notes taken during our church service on Sunday mornings. I will do my best to represent each sermon faithfully and post by Wednesday evening. Please keep in mind that these notes are just that, notes, and are a condensed version of the sermon. My prayer is that not only will these posts help me to think about God’s Word and how to apply it to my life, but that each post will encourage others to do the same.
In I Timothy 6:11-16 we find a description of what the Man of God looks like. The term, “Man of God” will apply to all the people of God.
FIVE COMMITMENTS OF THE MAN OF GOD
1. The Man of God is committed to fleeing from sin (v. 11).
– The Man of God should take note of who he is, who he belongs to. He is bought by the shed blood of Christ.
– He is to flee from the sins listed in verses 1-10. He is not to be like the world but instead, to pursue Godliness.
– He is to flee as from danger. Run!
– Paul not only instructs the Man of God what to flee from but also what to flee to.
2. The Man of God is committed to pursuing Christian virtue (v. 11b).
– The Man of God is to pursue righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
– Righteousness: Ultimately found in Christ. It is the pursuit of righteousness through faith in Christ.
– Godliness: Pursue a Godward orientation.
– Faith: Goes beyond mere intellectual assent, it is a trusting of God through all of life, fully believing in God’s promises.
– Love: A love for God and a love for people. Includes self-sacrificing service to others, a laying down of one’s life for the benefit of others.
– Perseverance: Never giving up on God, continuing on by God’s power and by His Grace
– Gentleness: A calmness of spirit even in difficult circumstances.
3. The Man of God is committed to fighting the good fight of faith (v. 12).
– Christian life is a battle.
– It is a fight of faith.
– It is a good fight – some fights are worth fighting and this is one.
– It is standing strong in and proclaiming the Gospel.
– It is laying hold of what is already yours. Let that motivate you!
4. The Man of God is committed to faithful obedience to God’s commands (v. 13-14).
– Living a life of obedience in such a way as to not bring a reproach to Christ.
– When God calls us to do something, we do it.
– It is being faithful in our obedience to God.
5. The Man of God is committed to finishing strong (v. 14-15).
– Continue to pursue Godliness, keeping God’s commands until Christ appears.
– Let the future appearing of Christ exhort and encourage you to finish strong.
The Man of God understands that his commitment to the Lord is all for His glory.
“…He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (I Tim. 6:15b-16)