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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Self Discipline

2 Timothy 2:14-15

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Written to a young preacher advising him on conduct
    • 2. Example of a disciplined life
    • 3. Requires instruction and exercise
    • 4. Discipline begins with teaching and application.
  • I. CONFORM TO AUTHORITY
    • A. Starting Point (Matthew 5:5)
      • 1. Living by truth instead of feelings
      • 2. Truth is reality.
      • 3. Discipline means different things to different people.
        • a. Young, athelete, soldier, Christian
        • b. All requires living by rules
    • B. Philippians 2:5
    • C. James 4:7; Romans 6:16; James 1:21; 1 Peter 5:6-7
      • 1. Requires study and application
      • 2. This is wisdom in action.
      • 3. Demands submission first to God and then each other
        (1 Peter 5:5; Ephesians 5:21)
  • II. AREAS OF ADJUSTMENT
    • A. Appetites
    • B. Emotions Controlled (Ephesians 4:14; 1 Peter 1:13)
    • C. Speech Must Be Controlled (James 3:6-10, 1:26-27)
      • 1. Our speech reveals our view of ourself (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
      • 2. Speech should encourage and show grace toward hearer
  • Conclusion
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