Introduction: When we get to the second chapter of this epistle, the apostle Paul reminds them of how it was that the gospel was first brought to them. We know that Paul was only there for three successive sabbaths, and so we can see here just how much authenticity can be contained within such a …
“A good deal of counseling should be done from the pulpit.”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, p. 59
“The fact is, there is hardly any other occupation on earth more demanding on the total personality than anointed preaching.”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, p. 56
“A great danger in the ministry is to become stale, stunted, or stilted in our mental life.”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, p. 54
Introduction: Philosophers call one branch of their discipline epistemology. This is the branch of philosophy that seeks to answer the question of how we know what we know. And then, how do we know that we know that? For them it is a matter of figuring out an intellectual problem, which is a big part …
“‘Be diligent to present yourself approved to God’ (v. 15, emphasis ours) As a young preacher, Timothy was exhorted to exert every effort to present himself to God as one approved. That term comes from the world of industry and coinage; it has to do with the testing of metals”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, (p. 53).
Sermon Video Introduction: As the church of God grows and increases in the world, there will always be problems that are associated with that increase. You cannot have growth in this fallen world ...
Sermon Video Introduction: We ascend into the heavenlies in our worship and meet with our God there (Heb. 12:22). But this heavenly worship is not something that has somehow run fearfully away ...
“Unnumbered hours have been spent trying to straighten out men who are too proud to listen to words of caution or counsel. Such preachers attract gullible followers because of their natural charisma and seductive oratory; but they do more harm than can be estimated this side of eternity.”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, p. 40
[Concerning 1 Tim. 6:3-5] “In Paul’s day, there were liberal teachers and preachers, just as we have them in our time, and Paul was most concerned that young Timothy not be caught up in the ‘battle of words’ which characterized their brand of indoctrination. William Barclay informs us . . .”
Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, p. 39