I Tim. 1:3-5- As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 ¶ Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Here, the Apostle Paul is exhorting Timothy that all teaching and ministering is to be done unto godly edifying. The motive behind such is pure love, a good conscience, and concluded with faith unfeigned.
Note: Unfeigned = Real; Genuine
*Genuine Faith can…
only be Experienced through the Scriptures!
Rom. 10:17– So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
only be Expressed in our Steps!
James 2:14; 17-20– What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Quote: “Beware of worshipping Jesus as the Son of God, and professing your faith in Him as the Saviour of the world, while you blaspheme Him by the complete evidence in your daily life that He is powerless to do anything in and through you.” –Oswald Chambers
be the only means we Exercise to please the Savior!
Heb. 11:6– But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
be the only tool to Excite revival in a Saint!
be the only way to truly be an Example to Sinners!
6. be the only means to Expand the gap away from the Sanctimonious!
May we truly display genuine faith to this lost and dying world by our lives, lips, and love! -Pastor Doug Foster