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A Command and a Challenge. Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58. Early Christians Had Trouble With It. Ephesian church left first love; they did not do the deeds that they did at first Rev 2:4-5

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A command and a challenge

A Command and a Challenge

Be steadfast, immovable, always

abounding in the work of the Lord.

1 Cor 15:58


Early christians had trouble with it

Early Christians Had Trouble With It

  • Ephesian church left first love; they did not do the deeds that they did at first Rev 2:4-5

  • Church at Sardis died, they fell asleep; they did not complete the deeds that they started Rev 3:1-2

  • Laodicean church cooled to lukewarm; their deeds told a different story than they did Rev 3:15-17


Remaining constant

Remaining Constant

Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy


Remaining constant paul s exhortations to timothy

Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Give Attention, Pay Close Attention1 Tim 4:13, 16

  • devote thought and effort to

  • apply yourself to

  • occupy yourself with

    Why?Heb 2:1


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Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Do Not Neglect 1 Tim 4:14

  • not to care

  • to be unconcerned

    How will we escape? Heb 2:3


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Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Rekindle When Necessary 2 Tim 1:6

    keep in full flame

    inflame one’s mind, strength, zeal


Remaining constant paul s exhortations to timothy3

Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Take Pains1 Tim 4:15

  • practice

  • be diligent

  • cultivate

    How else can we become God’s approved workman?

    2 Tim 2:15


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Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Be Absorbed 1 Tim 4:15

  • lit. “to be in” them;

    our idiom, “into it”

  • focused

  • not distracted

  • Is our progress evident to all?

    Do we see ourselves as a soldier

    on active duty? 2 Tim 2:4


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Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Persevere1 Tim 4:16

  • continue long

  • stay with it

  • persist

    Are we putting out the sustained effort that will

    ensure salvation for ourselves and others?


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Remaining Constant:Paul’s Exhortations to Timothy

  • Pay Close Attention

  • Do Not Neglect

  • Rekindle

  • Take Pains

  • Be Absorbed

  • Persevere


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