- 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