A Good Servant of Christ Jesus (Personal)
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A Good Servant of Christ Jesus (Personal)

From Series: Basics 2017

1 Timothy 4:6-10  (ID: 3231)

Ministers of Jesus Christ have a high calling which encompasses their personal lives as well as their public ministry. In this message, Alistair Begg reminds pastors of important points from Paul’s first letter to Timothy. Before gospel ministers can remind others of the truths of the faith, those same truths must first nourish their own souls. Then, actively putting these truths into practice, they are to train themselves in godliness as they labor with God’s help to proclaim the good news of salvation.


A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

6If you put these things before the brothers,1 you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10For to this end we toil and strive,2 because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.