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How To Fight

1 Timothy  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  45:04
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Bible Declaration
--I believe the Bible is the true and infallible
Word of God.
--I believe what it says
--and where my life differs from what It says
--with the help of God, I will change.

How To Fight

Opening Story - Penalty Box
Stan Mikita, a professional hockey star, used to get into a lot of fights during games. He stopped when his eight-year-old daughter asked a very grown-up question: “How can you score goals when you’re always in the penalty box, Daddy?”
Bits and Pieces, July, 1990, p. 19

1 Timothy 6:11–16 NASB
11 But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords; 16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
man of God =
minister or messenger of God
one devoted to His service

I. Flee

pim = present imperative - a command which involves continues or repeated action
When I used to go frog hunting with my dad, I would hang of the front of the pero’ with my light and grab the frogs with my hand. There would be times I would see a snake by the frog. When I went to get the frog and saw the snake I would flee, withdraw quickly. Get away as fast as possible.
That is exactly what we are to do with the things of that descibed the fasle teachers.

II. Pursue

Just like the times I would flee from the snakes; I would also pursue the frogs.
Gentleness - 2 greek words “to suffer gently” exersising control while undergong, persection “meekness” (21st Century p. 92)
Fruits of the Spirit
Galations 5:22-23
Galatians 5:22–23 NASB
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

III. Fight

fight - idea of labor and toil in behalf of the cause of Christ
fight - metaphorically, spoken of unwearied zeal in promoting the spread of the gospel.
AMG’s Annotated Strong’s Greek Dictionary
of faith = the gospel what we believe in

IV. Take Hold Of

lay hold of in order to obtain and possess AMG’s
Romans 8:18
Romans 8:18 NASB
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.


A praise of God
6:15 / Sovereign (NKJV - Potentate = a monarch or ruler, king)
Charge = direct, command, entreat solemnly, to give a task duty.
courtroom a duty to tell the truth
Romans 8:18 NASB
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
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