||The Slippery Slope
||2 Timothy 4:2-8
Here's a question: Is everyone who can say "Baahhh" necessarily a sheep? Is every person who throws around the name of Jesus a disciple? In our series on Homeland Security we have considered how to be secure spiritually, relationally, morally and even socially. But what about the future of the church? What kind of Christian legacy are we passing on to the next generation?
I. The Call to Know Truth (Vs 2)
- A. Through Proclamation
- B. Through Various Expressions
II. The Consequences of Neglecting Truth (vss 3-4)
- A. What They Refuse
- B. What They Want
III. The Command to Nurture Truth (Vss 5-8)
- A. Timothy’s Assignment
- B. Paul’s Example
1. What are some of the top tendencies you see among today's Christians?
2. When was the last time you remember encountering some false idea or false teacher? How did you recognize this and how did you handle the situation?
3. What's wrong with this statement, "You believe your way and I believe my way"?