Keeping the Gospel Centre
Passage: 1 Timothy 1:3–1:11
Point # 1 Right doctrine produces right living. Therefore, the gospel must remain at the centre of everything (3-4).
Point # 2 Whereas false teaching results in meaningless speculation, proper apostolic teaching – founded on and flowing from the gospel - results in practical good behavior, rooted in love (5).
a) Those who profess faith but do not demonstrate any progress in godliness should question their spiritual state.
Point # 3 The doctrine that Paul approved for Christian use must produce whole Christians. It must be founded on and flow from the gospel, and it must bear the apostle’s seal (6-11).
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