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A MAN AND HIS PERFECT GOD: 1 Timothy 6:11-16 - Shepherd School

1 Timothy 6:11-16

April 5, 2021 • Brett Baggett

I. A MAN OF GOD FLEES SIN (v. 11a) 1 Timothy 6:11a “But as for you, O man of God, flee these things.” II. A MAN OF GOD PURSUES CHRISTLIKENESS (11b) 1 Timothy 6:11b “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” III. A MAN OF GOD FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT OF THE FAITH (v. 12a) 1 Timothy 6:12a “Fight the good fight of the faith.” IV. A MAN OF GOD TAKES HOLD OF ETERNAL LIFE (v. 12b) 1 Timothy 6:12b “Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…” V. A MAN OF GOD CONFESSES CHRIST JESUS AS LORD (v. 12c) 1 Timothy 6:12c “and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” VI. A MAN OF GOD TAKES HIS MARCHING ORDERS FROM GOD BECAUSE HIS AIM IS TO PLEASE HIM ALONE (v. 13) 1 Timothy 6:13 “I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,” VII. A MAN OF GOD STRIVES TO KEEP GOD’S COMMANDS, AS ONE WHO IS UNSTAINED AND ABOVE REPROACH, UNTIL JESUS RETURNS (v. 14-15a) 1 Timothy 6:14-15a “14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15a which he will display at the proper time—“ VIII. A MAN OF GOD IS SUSTAINED TO PERSEVERE IN LIFE AND MINISTRY BY KNOWING AND DELIGHTING IN GOD AND HIS PERFECTIONS (v. 15b-16) 1 Timothy 6:15b he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.”

About Shepherd School

The first practical purpose of Shepherd School is to help every man lead his family. The second is to help him lead his small group, if and when he has one. The third practical purpose is to train up a would-be pastor who “aspires to the office of overseer” so that he may lead Jesus’ church in faithfulness. This is truly “a noble task” (1 Timothy 3:1) and requires that one meet the qualifications laid out in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4). In everything we want to be as practical and as helpful as possible. Therefore you will be in class once per week, and in that class you will be taught the Scriptures as well as the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. In addition, you will read helpful books throughout the week and then discuss in person with the Pastors. Finally, for those in the certificate path, you will be examined and equipped with proper instructive and corrective training as you write theological essays and biblical expositions. This will all be done so that each man may be “a good soldier of Christ Jesus“ (2 Tim. 2:1-3) to the glory of God. This is not an average Bible study or small group setting. This is training for war. We believe this will be intensely challenging and, by God’s grace, extremely edifying for all involved. WHAT WE CONFESS The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel

WHY SHEPHERD SCHOOL? 2 Timothy 2:1-4 - Shepherd School

January 4, 2021 • Brett Baggett

Why shepherd school? I. So that you would be strengthened by grace (v. 1) II. So that you would be taught the truth (v. 2a) III. So that you would be equipped to teach others (v. 2b) IV. So that you would be a faithful soldier of Jesus Christ (v. 3) V. So that you will adequately aim at pleasing your King (v. 4)

SERMON PREP HOW TO - Brett Baggett - Shepherd School

April 26, 2021 • Brett Baggett

I. GENERAL I) Context. II) Text Work. III) Big Idea/Theme. IV) Divisions/Main Doctrinal Points/Outline II. SPECIFIC I) Explain. II) Cross reference. III) Proclaim. IV) Questions. V) Children. VI) Illustrate. III. HELPFUL ADDITIONS I) Quotes. II) Catechism. III) Creeds and Confessions. IV) Hymn. IV. CLOSING CHECKLIST I) Gospel / Christ / Call to repentance and faith. II) Intro / Conclusion. III) Memorize and Pray.