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Legacy House

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March 6, 2022 7:00 am

Legacy House

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Alright let's take a Bible to go back to second Timothy the expositions of first and second Timothy entitled beautifying the broad once again Paul with this case for sure. In second Timothy writing from prison. His death is imminent by execution, then he's guiding Timothy and how to function as a local church in the fashion. The structure of the local church in these give them lots of instruction but a whole lot of what he says is to Timothy directly, although their applications for all of us as we strive to be what God called us to be being his children, and members of his church. Second Timothy chapter 2 beginning in verse 20.

Let's go through verse 22 Paul writes now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels but also vessels of wooden earthenware and some to honor something this honor. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified useful to the master prepared for every good work. Now, flee from youthful lust and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart I'm entitled the unpacking of this text legacy house legacy house. I'm talking about our ancestry where we go back to who we connect to our people's values and their positions in their convictions, but not bigger than your personal family I'm talking about God's family. You see a key to viewing understanding Christianity is that it is a legacy. In other words, something's been handed down to us. We been placed in a new lineage, a new household and we have a new legacy you heard people say well it's a family tradition well often when they say that they're covering for some visor from seeing some see in those I well but that didn't migrated it. It's a family tradition.

Well, that speaks to the point, leave the wood would encourage that. But Christians as believers in Christ we are saved from a legacy of error and wickedness and saved on to become a part of this legacy of truth and righteousness say that again were saved out, brought out of the legacy of error and its corresponding wickedness and we are saved to be placed into the lineage the ancestry. The legacy of truth and righteousness our God our father is the God of truth and righteousness so we must be also brothers and sisters that your legacy that you are you bear his name. Your of his house.

His ancestor the God of truth and righteousness is our God, you know over in Britain. They'll talk about the House of Windsor, and France. The house of Habsburg, but we are the house of God.

That's our legacy. First Timothy chapter 3 reminds us that we are the household of God and he's talking about a local church here.

Let's unpack it together and let's think about this and wrap it all together. Hopefully if the in Rome one God's house and vessels defined God's house and vessels defined, first of all a God's house/the local church. That's when he talked about here when he started in verse 20 now in a large house. The phrase, a large house. I think most of what Paul is getting across. There is there's a lot of parts to there's a lot of members to it now on this day a large house would have several members and servants and slaves and also many vessels now, the numeric testator translators translate the word vessels you and I would say utensils or even dishes. There many items we use in our household and many members of those household that some scholars would say that some the household here means all the professing Christendom. I would recheck that. But Paul is writing to one church and one pastor about. He said how he's to do with those things in that one sure so it would behoove us to stay with the immediate context here and view it as a single local church the lake the true supplied all Christians everywhere. Of course, but we think in terms of our household here, God's local church.

Nice talking about in this house this church. This family of God that we already said there's there vessels of a gold and silver that are honorable vessels that he says there vessels of wood and earthenware that are dishonorable are not useful for what the master of the household wants to get accomplished, only the gold and silver utensils dishes if you will items are useful for the honorable use of the master now. Maybe in today's language, we would think of an heirloom. I think my wife met Mike. I know my wife has some China that my mother had and so it's special that's a treasured thing that's that's a gold and silver thing in our house but then ever. Every once in a while we don't paper plates view it on paper plates are both well when you distill them away. They're not good for much when I get the job done, but you know to make they're not a treasured really valuable vessel of our household. Now you want space I got treasure those little more than you think faster when you get the point though we'll talk about that a little bit more just a moment. So the large houses the local church and it has these vessels and it some for honorable use some for dishonorable now be God's vessels that points to the true believers and true teachers now hallucinate this at this point, I would lean toward most of the scholars who say that the dishonorable vessels that he's going to mention here are false teachers but it does not exclude false believers, but nevertheless just keep that in mind as we go forward, but that the true vessels the honorable vessels are God's vessels here are true believers and true teachers. He calls them gold and silver vessels vessels of honor. Again, this represents true godly teachers which Timothy was and true Christian believers, not false professors.

An interesting backdrop here if you would for a moment of these to be on your screen. Romans 921 tells us that the sovereignty of God is behind all of this where God writes the earth of the apostle Paul does not the potter that's representing God is the potter have the right of the clay. That's the substance that he made mankind out of the potter, God had the right of the clay mankind to make from the same law. One vessel for honorable use and another for common use of Paul's writing to the Roman city saying God in his sovereignty, ordained some to be of his household, for good and useful service and so that would not be a good and useful search pastor had explained that I will try to explain God. I just preach God you can explain him.

He's beyond finding out his ways are higher than our basest ultrahigh than our thoughts just brighter than us.

Now a key inside though for us. I think that's a great encouragement to second Corinthians 47 as we think about being being God's vessels being used utilize for his use second creek is for seven but we have this treasure. That's the new birth, the spirit of God in the truce of the word of God with these treasures you could say in earthen vessel so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God, not from ourselves and earthen vessel is just a phrase that used in this date, because so much of what they used in their households were utensils made of clay that came out of the earth, so an earthen vessel so he says here all of us Christians are just regular old clay pots. We are one scholar said in a good way to view this is your just an ordinary peanut butter jar that's a good way to think of it today.

They said but God has changed you. God has redeemed you. God has come to live in you and the person of the Holy Spirit is a treasurer and you know you humanly speaking, artist peanut butter jar all the treasure and their that God put in their first Corinthians 128 and the base things of the world. That's just the ordinary nonspecial stuff that were made of the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen the things that are not so that he may nullify the things that are God generally saves for use in his household. Those that the world looks out and says there's just not much to you, you're not the brightest. You're not the smartest or not the most skilled, you're not the wealthiest that God saves a few of those long, but most of us are just ordinary peanut butter jars, but there's a treasurer in us so humanly speaking were very ordinary but in God's eyes. Here, a gold and silver vessel special under him compared to the world. Not much but God put his treasurer in her Scriptures, 12, 15 and 16 speaks to how were all not much, humanly speaking, but we have equal importance in the church. If the FTSE is using the metaphor of a body a lot of metaphors in this by the white houses vessels never talk about a body if the foot says because I'm not a hand, another part of the body, is it not for this reason, the lesser part of the body. If the air says because I'm not in another part of the body, is it not for this reason any less a part of the body know the words.

Every part of the household in God's eyes, listen to me now is gold and silver to God. Your gold and silver to God useful his great work in his great household.

I was reminded of fresh know that those of you who came heard Virgil and Darrell and I heard their sessions on the issues in the culture today and how it's bleeding over into the church and walking River which one to one of the brothers said to me as he was leaving. We just love being here will tell others about your ministry, he said, but pastor it's your people your people that impressed.

It reminded me of fresh that that's the testament of any pastor is his people for the people look like ordinary peanut butter jars but ordinary peanut butter jars with the treasurer of God in them. That's what impacts people and so I praise the Lord for your faithfulness to be that kind of household that people didn't come to me saying you know this because got this great business of using the car when your church members drafted to breakups, but then wrote that necessarily what they were talking about. As we see God's treasure Christ in the that makes you gold and silver. So in any profession church. There are genuine believers, God's gold in God silver and genuine teachers and preachers God's gold and silver.

True children of God and serving God with the right motives to distill this as a side point the right motive for serving God and the church and being gold and silver useful for God's number one have is your motive. The glory of God second said that your motive is the good of the brethren, the church, and third, your motive is the good for myself as God sees fit the glory of God first, the good of the church and whatever good it brings me as God sees fit. If you have that motive, you can't lose. You can't miss it will certainly us were talking about the house defined in the vessels defined we come to vessels of dis-honor that the vessels of this honor which that's false believers and false professors not on that line you met with Rod Lindgren outline figure. But here's the false believers and false teachers. Now, in keeping with the metaphor, the analogy Paul gives for us today we not say there some paper plates got into the kitchen. There there some some things in there. They're not very useful enough in a special and and unique way. There just common and these are the false believers. These are the false teachers that get into the church, and you might say pastor that the text brings this up over and over and it does over and over and over. The New Testament epistles especially warned us requiring us as church pastors and elders to guard the church from false doctrine. False teachers it's going to ever be prevalent. See also how they get in when Jude says they crept in, unaware their creeps they they crept in, unaware, and one thing is for certain, and that we have a lot of church pastors out there who are younger men and guys were planting churches. One thing that's hard for them to grasp is the amount of difficulty in warfare. They're gonna VN for those first several years as Satan.

Make sure that some false teachers creepy and unaware and it's heartbreaking and it's difficult because many of these look so wonderful and you're so glad to get new people in your new church plant or whatever it may be only to realize as time goes by.

Some of these are not with us or not others they are in Paul's metaphor here this Hon. utensils in the house.

This is a dishonor note or more previous or damaging to the church than false teachers. Jesus said in John 10 their hirelings what he meant by that is, they don't let the sheep there's a targeted job. They check out and forget the sheep ever existed but just there for themselves. They want their pay. They don't care for the sheep. Lessor pastor must have by the wife. Your sheep you must have that for the other sheep, your love. The other sheep so much you'd like that your life all them, how can you do that because God put a treasurer and you and that treasurer. This prominent part that is the love of the brethren, you might be a common ordinary job gold and silver to God. You have a special role in God's church are not of the hireling and I'm not of the hireling but the Bible warns us, Jesus warns us.

Paul warns us to be aware of these dishonorable vessels within the household. I've got good news so far. 41 years worth of so far as a body of Christ matures they can become more and more effective at repelling the false brethren the false teachers is real prominent in the early days about like this is the early days for this church so is very prominent, but as a body matures.

There's just I just wanted I've seen enough compared notes with other pastors. There is a repellent to that becoming any kind of essay I foothold in God's church or II we talked about God's house in God's vessels defined, may we lay that out well enough known II becoming a useful vessel for the master and that's a good for a way to put it because that's what is going to tell Timothy here becoming a useful vessel for the master he says in verse 21. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor sake to be Sanctified, rather useful to the master prepared for every good work. If you know these things. Timothy and if the members of your church walking these trends, Timothy then you'll be an effective tool in God's house for God's glory. A cleansing away false teachers and false brethren cleansing away these false brethren, false teachers, even what you want to put it in force with which one comes first, and B. He says in verse one. Therefore, in other words, what I said in verse 21, being understood that there are honorable vessels gold and silver there dishonorable vessels wood and earthenware numbers 21. Now if you do when about to tell you, then you'll be effective for God's work in the church for 21. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself basis cleanses himself from these things. There's only one thing.

This could possibly be. And that's the dishonorable vessels of the previous verse, Timothy, you can't accommodate these guys know we said earlier, Dolby wrangling with words with these guys don't give them an audience don't get them a foothold in the church.

Don't let them come in and devour the sheep. Timothy, if you'll cleanse away these things, Timothy.

You yourself will be useful, because eventually you say what here's what signal to do in the church site will chew to accommodate the open-minded and listen.

The compassionate look I don't know about you but of her ravenous wolves to protecting the house on not condor compassionate, I'm shoot my gun. That's what I do. I was out in the deer woods with my oldest grandson two years ago and I heard a commotion is about 30 yards ahead of him on a logging road. An old logging road and three dogs with their hair raised on their bat were growling and barking and running at him. One had a pistol and I unloaded the cliff about pistol did the best I could to kill all three of the good news for you animal lovers. I missed all of the only purpose for 380 pistol to shoot and something to put in front of you that if this is not accurate but and I'm not that accurate anyway but anyway I did scare those dogs and they ran like I want to stop and sit down with the dogs and talk about this. And seriously, had they gotten to him before I got there I don't know what will go say some else but to hold it back. Orion both the Sheriff and Wayne County know about these things.

Sometimes sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do to get a man, but that's the picture here Timothy Timothy please think of folks we get this test for milquetoast backbone like a jellyfish idea about God's pastor wants passes gotta be a man this tonsil he's gonna be a man that includes elder so that concludes all the men of the church and I'm a blessed pastor, because I have an army of men just like that when they say something that I don't jump to conclusions may right, but when I see something that's wrong though this firm up inside we don't do that here that we don't do that here.

That's what Paul's tongue to clinch that stuff away will we know.

Again, let me just give you some supporting evidence. He's already talking to in verse 17 about how the niacin for leeches that came in as false teachers begin teaching the resurrection that had already occurred and that is that with a set for 17 Artie Taken Pl.

You got that mixed up some of the guys in the Gospels so that was a false teaching that that they had to deal with. They talk to verse 14 about those who want to wrangle with words they'll come in with their word salads and their oratory is so impressive and people be drawn if Timothy don't wrangle what they their false claims them out and then verse 19 he said we have to stay away from those who participate in wickedness.

That's the kind of book she's talking about. If you will write so were talking about cleansing away these false teachers and false teaching.

They says if anyone cleanses himself.

If you strive to be non-contaminated about the weights and airbrushed tense which means the cleanse out needs identified remove it be done with it, get it done and let it continue in the state of being done.

Then he says now now verse 21. You'll be a vessel for honor to be a vessel for honor valuable to the Lord in building his church. Proverbs 1320 reminds us that the companion of fools will suffer harm so we must purge from ourselves.

Both the error of the false teachers and the evil of the false teaching and in their lifestyles. By the way, because once again, as we talked about last week on sound doctrine always runs parallel with unsound morals, false doctrine, and sexual immorality particular, should always run together and by the way, I think the immorality usually is the leading one, because a person's morality dictates his theology did you hear that a person's morality tends to dictate his theology if he is caught up in stronghold to see and he begins to massage his doctrine until he gets it to accommodate his sin and this kind of stuff always runs together so we are 2220.

Remove falsehood from our minds and the wickedness they bring in from our lives then were vessel for honor building the Lord's church just to get a balance here. First Corinthians 592 13 notice what pulses here.

I wrote him a letter not to associate with immoral people. I did not at all mean with the end more people of this world or the competitions winters are doctors because then you have to go all the world you can't leave the world you have to go to school. Some people who are these things you got to buy groceries from a man. Perhaps it runs a story does these things and autonomic and go to be in the world there is the the in the big intercourse with in society. People who are ungodly pulses you can avoid all of that. He said, but verse 11 actually wrote to you not associate with any so-called brother. If he's an immoral person or covetous when idolatry or reviled are drunk at our swindler not even that he was such a one, he said no way even if they claim to be a part of my local church and their actively open to living in this lien. Those are the ones that come in and that's the false teacher in the false brethren, that he should be dealt with now if they repent returned and there's got sheep we she's being very strong here about cleansing the household of God, he said, then you'll be a vessel of honor. And then later own an inverse stuff to me what he said, sanctified it, and that's a beautiful picture because we know sanctified means set apart you cleanse those people out and you and the church are now set apart for God's work without the pollution and the corruption of the false teaching in the false brethren. Then the third one he should you be useful for the master. The word master here is not only in the sense of being under someone's power and authority, but it's being of the master. That's what we were not just under God's authority.

We are of God we are his children wearing his family something bad wrong with you if you profess to be a Christian is not a driving desire in your heart.

This is all to be useful to my master, Paul tells Timothy if you will that happen. Timothy you want to be useful. Your people to be useful to make sure you cleanse out a false teacher in the false brethren now in balance. I know that the church history.

There's been a lot of rashness in ugly spiritedness and mistreating of people under the that the guys of church discipline were not talking about that benefit will we exercise this will hear the long, compassionate, very, very private. Amen. Loving, helpful administration trying to get a sheet back on track. I may need that next week you may need next week. That's what the church does for each other but one who is open and obstinate becomes a revolver and will not try to even work on the wickedness in their life than those of the ones that have to be clinched out. That's what Paul is telling her Sprint is now 19 and 20. But you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, that you are not your own for you been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body serve God, not wickedness in the companion of fools will suffer harm you can't hang with that stuff especially in the church house is not corrupt the church we can go all over evangelicalism today and not talk. I'm not talking about perfection.

No church reaches perfection, but I can show you the overwhelming majority of churches that are accommodating with wickedness, not even trying to clinch it out, and no one of the power of God's not there.

No wonder they get what look to worldly gimmicks and circus action entertainments to keep people coming because God's not there.

They have to bring the world and because they won't worldly people to be couple in the church we continues only verse 21, you'll be prepared for every good work. Let's get that list again if you know what I told you to Timothy about cleansing then he'll be a vessel for honor, sanctified useful for to the master last phrase prepared for every good work.

This is the idea of a state of readiness I think of the point here is that whatever God has for you can't miss it, you're ready now. Some people God up God show me a whaling spring to me and God because what God Latinos cleanup they want you to be something more than you want to do some cleanup and then you'll be prepared for the work I have to do if your about the continued task of purging falsehood from your church and from your individual mind and the impurity from your life then you are vessel prepared for honorable use and what pulses here for every good work well with me. You know how if you had any other have wrestled with this text. This week it has been so difficult. I've been doing this 41 years.

This should me are but it's just been difficult. Okay I'm done with that number three I may have this. It was number three live out your legacy is going to say here. This is who you are, this figure God's now the CR and I live it out like there's a powerful encouragement here and burst him. Verse 22 a. First of all, he says there's some things to run from Google about your legacy you got a run from some things.

If you're an honorable descendent of a great legacy of a great man and he had certain virtues and character traits you say no to some things run from some things to maintain his legacy.

That's what he saying here year of God's legacy as we sensitivity here. You don't have to flee youthful lusts. Verse 22 flee youthful lusts. Now it can include sexual lust on no, but I grew the scholar to say that's blackly not what is talking about in this case by the white that's it. That's a good expectation and I say this about sexual lust and sexual impurities.

You don't fight them.

You flee them. You stay away from the opportunity you don't give a chance you're not strong enough to overcome it, you better get away from it. That's what God say flee plate. Well, that's a side note, settle think that's the direct thing Paul talked about here.

I think it's more probable that he's dealing with the things that I youthful pastor struggles with more than baby and older pastor Erica's self assertion being headstrong, but it's these con pride. These kind of things can creep into a pastor's heart when he hadn't been pastoring long enough, are well enough that God's broken into troubles and trials. He said been down the road long enough to have the gospel humility and the maturity to be balanced and more tapered and some things I've tasted some of that myself and I thank God that he grows pastor just like you grow sheet. Amen. He he he start to set a place we think we got it. May we think with. I thought understood Christianity six months after Josť and God said your stupid. He didn't really stronger than that. I mean it were just that one word just that way. Timothy run from those things flee the things that a typical young pastor inhabit his life in getting this William if you if you don't run from it to fail in living out the legacy of the godliness of your holy heavenly father leaves the idea of escaping by running list. This developed this out a little bit again you never stand and fight it. You flee from it. If you can't run from it than your course you thought it is the same idea as first Corinthians 618 flee immorality run from it is the idea of Moses fleeing the wrath of the Pharaoh.

It's it's Joseph and Mary taking baby Jesus and fleeing the wrath of Herod getting away from it when Herod was gonna kill all the babies two years and under. It's Joseph when he was a servant in Potiphar's household and Potiphar's wife tries to take advantage of Joseph and have immoralities with Joseph and Joseph didn't say them as part from a sit down. Let's talk about the I know that I know you know you I know you got needs and I note no no wickedness. The moment she came to Joseph here, right hand, and she even pulled his outer cloak off as he ran away, flee the perfect picture of what Paul saying here is a present, active, imperative, which means it's a command it's something you have to do as a Christian, continually you never get good enough at it. You have to keep running from certain things that again balance. The Bible tells us there are evil things and evil people, we have to be around because when the evil world, especially in the household of God, the church house absolutely must not be a place where your helped to sin.

This should be an oasis of sanity and holiness. This should be the one place you can come to if you had a difficult week struggling with your old lust struggling with your own weakness sin in your life anything like I got a chart to get a good dose of cleansing and holiness. On Sunday, God help pastors building so-called churches where there's as much indulgence and sinfulness in the church houses in the world that she made a place to get cleaned up would be fleeing these things, how are you doing on your fleeing you doing all the running from is not a one time thing again.

You know when I was a new Christian, I keep hearing that repentance was just sent me did he repented and believed on Christ. I was just frustrated about until I begin to understand the biblical text and you didn't just repent, you became a repent or even just have faith, you became a faith or you didn't just flee from sin. One time he became a flayer. That's all we are is what pulses it do this continually weathers things to run from secondly there things to run to. This is the opposite thesis flee from some things Timothy for your particular youthful lust and then pursue righteousness, faith, love and face work for so here is route the opposite me to run after something there. Those things we flee from and are those things we follow after their those things we run from and their those things we run after. That's the double duty of every Christian fleeing following after this, the pursuing is the idea of the word concept that we see in Galatians 113, where Paul says, resodding his testimony that one time he persecuted the church of God beyond measure.

He's pursuant he was pursuing that it's it's hotly pursuing facing Timothy flee some things but I want you hotly pursue some other things that you list those things righteousness, faith, love, peace, John R.

Stott has in his commentary. This thought I would read it to you.

This is the consistent remunerated teaching of Scripture.

We are to deny ourselves and follow Christ.

We are to put off what belongs to our old life and put all that belongs to our new life. We are to put to death our earthly members and set our minds on heavenly things.

We are to crucify the flesh, and walk in the spirit and bliss of the sentence. It is the ruthless rejection of the one in combination with the relentless pursuit of the other. Melissa was that again if the ruthless rejection of the one fleeing in combination with the relentless pursuit of the other, the other being, righteousness, faith, love and peace. Now let's unpack them real quickly righteousness your to be hotly pursuing righteousness. This is the opposite of wickedness that was up in verse 19. How does he say if there Lord knows those that are here some back in verse 19. Now, and everyone who names the name the Lord is to abstain from wickedness, no righteousness here it is, is rightly defined as doing right doing what's right and living right. According to the precepts of God's word and once again, let's remind ourselves that false teachers and doing wrong or living unrighteously go together. I don't know how the woman preacher became so prominent in the trump administration because Trump had got spirituality about tadpole and in he has this woman advisor who's been married three times in her doctrine is atrociously false so it's no wonder she's been married three times in her doctrine is on sale. Biblically speaking, they always go together, but that the child of God is not to pursue that kind of a preheat to pursue a right kind of life and righteousness and life then uses faith hotly pursue faith in the context here is the idea of faithfulness is the same word that she used in the in the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness is the idea of being counted on misuse of the Kinnear chert County can the house of God.

The legacy of God on our unit count on you. I'll be there past but times are all for coming. I'll show up. I'll be in a small group try to help somebody. No one had been born into a legacy. That's the way my father is heavenly father. My heavenly father would only do it righteousness in my heavenly father we sing it. Want to go. He is always faithful, hotly pursue faithfulness to God in and through his local church. Then he says love and that's again the Greek agape.

I believe that's the key to all of it.

God comes in and changes us the spirit of God lives in us and that agape love is in us that gives us a desire for God's word for God himself and for God's people. God's church pursue that walk-in it, live it out and cannot say brothers and sisters. It means sometimes you do what you're supposed to do, even though you don't feel good about it. I will go into details but I got sick in the night last night got sick and I got will, but I would guess it humanly speaking, I didn't want to come up. Pour all my energy out this morning but you do what God called you you stride be faithful there times when you can't.

I certainly understand that space as I get older child of God, hotly pursue righteousness and faithfulness and love for the brethren, and then he says peace now. The Bible exhorts us as far as it is possible, be at peace with all men, as best we can, but you can't be at peace with the world unless you're a horrible compromiser I'm at work were to be kind. We can be cotton our tone can be good. We can be humble in the world. We can't line up with the world have peace with the world world's wicked but not God's house, we have peace and once again that that's a real challenge and in immature churches in these church plants and these factors taken over new churches that have been led properly. There is the they have a lot of things other than peace.

Sometimes it is a body matures, the sites of God learn to just not worry about things that don't matter. The things that really matter are right were okay with the color of the carpet on the way to mow the yard or whatever else it might be peace pursue peace now say in our outline. The legacy continues because one thing that that that several great scholars pointed out was that in the last phrase in verse 22.

There is no comma after the word peace so he's not saying deal righteously with those who call on the name Lord, I have faithfulness with those who call in the name of the Lord love those are called in the name of the Lord have peace with those who call on the name Lord. Those are true. That's Bible trees were to do that, but that's not what he saying here he saying is that's what those who call the Lord are like that's their legacy that that's characteristic of all of those who are the true side once the true colors on the name of the Lord told Timothy. That's just who we are. That's what we are that defines us. We are people of righteousness.

We are people of faithfulness. We are people of love we are people of peace, biblically defined so Timothy let's live out what we are.

Are you living out your legacy because that's how your father is you started this family. He got this household and that's what we do, we continue living out but will got to do the things Paul told Timothy to keep doing the make sure were fulfilling our legacy. It's our heritage. If you will, righteousness, faithfulness, love, peace, and listen in context of we clinched out those who would come in and rob us of those thing we clinched out the teaching that would come in and undermine those thing I received this text two hours before the service started. This morning, and I just thought I would share with you.

I don't think it's a coincidence that I received you guys got it.

Is one of our pastors who we been mentoring for many years, said he just wrote this in text by God save your descendents and show his glory, to and through the people of grace live on forever grateful for you and the body of grace live which will be told that you guys have a legacy and I want your descendents to have the same legacy because our forefathers had this legacy of faithfulness audibly back to our God the father. That's who he is so your legacy affects another and another and another. If you live it out. So here's a pastor who just moved upon this morning to show his gratitude for what you are list not be swelled up with pride and does not think we've arrived, because we absolutely have not less. A sliver legacy this be with the word of God calls us to be and be useful, profitable for the Masters use in his household

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