How to Avoid a Spiritual Shipwreck | Sunday | August 27, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
August 29, 2023
Constant Truth in a Changing World
Here is a summary of the key points from the document:
- Paul warns Timothy against becoming spiritually shipwrecked, meaning becoming stranded and experiencing loss and failure in his spiritual life.
- To avoid spiritual shipwreck, Paul gives three pieces of advice:
- Hold firm to your faith. Faith is complete confidence in God and His Word. It comes from hearing the Word. Satan wants to undermine faith.
- Keep a good conscience. Conscience distinguishes right from wrong but must be instructed by God's Word. When truth is ignored, conscience becomes defiled.
- Rightly divide God's Word. Misunderstanding or misapplying Scripture can lead to false doctrine and spiritual ruin. We must study Scripture carefully.
- Paul disciplined two men who became shipwrecked by teaching false doctrine about the resurrection.
- The key is faithfulness - not growing cold or being led astray, but staying anchored to God's truth through faith, a good conscience, and proper handling of Scripture.
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