Body Ministry – BT15: “THE INSTRUCTION” of 1 Timothy 4:13 is the Sound Doctrine of Christ’s gospel for His Spirit’s godliness




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Body Ministry – BT15:  “THE INSTRUCTION” of 1 Timothy 4:13 is the Sound Doctrine of Christ’s gospel for His Spirit’s godliness



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Certainly the equippers” of the church will be involved in “The Instruction/Teaching,” but absolutely not limited to this, because the grace-gift of teaching is distributed throughout the Body of Christ, as we’ve seen in the previous BLOGs – see also Teach One Another.  “The Doctrine or Teaching (a) that Paul tells Timothy here to faithfully deliver UNTIL he gets there, was absolutely not the standard practice of the Jewish synagogue leaders who taught the commandments of men (b) or to expound on “the portion/class/category/type of scripture” of their “Reading,” which was more often than NOT the Law.  Paul has absolutely NOT expounded upon the Torah Law of conditional-favor, nor would he have Timothy ever do this!  He has already clearly defined what “sound teaching or doctrine” is to all his trainees as we will see below (c), and it’s completely different than that of the Jewish teachers! <Notes> a) didaskalia, b) Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7; Colossians 2:22, c) 1 Timothy 1:10, 6:3; 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:10, 4:3, 6; Titus 1:9-10, 13, 2:1-2.


Here those verses from note C above:  “Sound doctrine/teaching” is that which is “in accordance with the gospel and that is “the teaching of God our Savior” that “agrees with the sound logos messages of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,” instead of pandering to “itching ears that will accumulate teachers to suit their own passions,” but instead “follows the pattern of sound logos messages that you have heard from me (Paul), that is in/by/with trusting-relying-faith (a) and/coupled unconditional-love that are in Christ Jesus,” “having nourished yourself on the logos messages of The Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith) and/coupled of the good teaching that you have followed,” for “you have followed my teaching . . . my trusting-relying-faith . . .  my unconditional-love . . . ” and “holding firm to the trustworthy logos message as taught [by Paul], so that you may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it,” yes “rebuking them sharply so that they may be sound in The Trusting-Relying-Faith” (The Christian Faith) and “teaching only what accords with sound doctrine” to be “sound in The Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith), in unconditional-love, and in steadfastness.”  Therefore, the “pas every of a portion/category/class/type of scripture” that was “useful/profitable for teaching” in 2 Timothy 3:16 sure wasn’t the Torah Law of conditional-favor, but ALL about trusting-relying-faith in Christ and unconditionally-loving one another, which are the only 2 commandments (b) – Logos Word of God – BT14! <Notes> a) pistis: relational conviction of trusting reliance, b) entole.


Paul has already trained Timothy to know what the “sound teaching/doctrine” was for Body-of-Christ ministry.  Note the emphasis on trusting-relying-faith, The Truth who is Jesus, His gospel logos message of The Truth, and godly, unconditionally-loving service!  Paul did so as a “preacher, apostle, teacher . . . in The-Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith) and/coupled The Truth” (a), as fellow “elders who . . . labor in preaching and teaching” (b).  This “teaching/doctrine” that Timothy is to do UNTIL Paul comes, must also “agree with the sound logos messages of our Lord Jesus Christ (c) and/coupled the doctrine/teaching that accords with godliness” (d).  We know this “godliness” has to do with slaves being voluntarily obedient and honoring their masters (e), for these are “good works that are not hidden” but visibly “bondservants honoring masters, … being respectful . . . serving all the better,” serving to the Lord Jesus per Ephesians 6:7. <Notes> a) 1 Timothy 2:7, b) 1 Timothy 5:17, c) the living logos Word/Message of God: John 1:1, 1 John 1:1; Hebrews 4:12, d) 1 Timothy 6:3-4, e) 1 Timothy 6:1-2.


Paul continues to train Timothy about “the sound teaching/doctrine” for the Church.  Again, it certainly has to do with “The-Trusting-Relying-Faith” (The Christian Faith) and “The Truth” (a) and the gospel logos message of The Truth to preach:  “Preach the logos message . . . gently convince/correct/reprove, charge/urge/rebuke, and come-alongside-to-counsel/advise (b) . . . with absolute patience and doctrine/teaching (c)” (e).  The “things which you have heard from me (Paul). . . entrust to men of trusting-relying-faith, who are apt/skilled to teach others also. . . . unashamed workers, rightly-handling the logos message of The Truth. . . . not like those [other teachers of the Law] who have swerved from The Truth (Jesus). . . upsetting the trusting-relying-faith of some . . . but pursue righteousness, trusting-relying-faith, unconditional-love, and peace [as harmony], along with those who call on the Lord . . . but the Lord’s servants must . . . be kind to everyone, apt/skilled to teach, . . . correcting opponents with gentleness so that God may grant them repentance leading to a genuine, experiential, relational epignosis knowledge of The Truth” (d) who is Jesus. <Notes> a) Jesus per John 14:6, b) parakaleo, c) didache, d) 2 Timothy 2:1-26, e) 2 Timothy 4:2.


Can you see the radical difference between bible gnosis info-knowledge ABOUT truth and genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko knowing The Truth, who is Jesus? Later Paul explains:  “In the last days . . . people will be . . . having the outward appearance (external form) of godliness, but denying the [Spirit’s] enabling-power (a) of it – avoid such people . . . some men (b) are always learning (c) but never able to arrive at the genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko knowing of The Truth, . . . men who oppose The Truth (d), men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding The-Trusting-Relying-Faith (The Christian Faith). . . You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my trusting-relying-faith, my patience, my unconditional-love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, and sufferings” (e). <Notes> a) dunamis – see Spirit-power b) or the ‘weak women’ they taught, c) to increase rational gnosis knowledge or sunesis understanding, d) these were the teachers of the Law, e) 2 Timothy 3:10-11.


This gospel logos message is supposed to come with Spirit’s enabling-power: “Your work of trusting-relying-faith (a) and/coupled (b) labor of unconditional-love (c) and (b) steadfastness of hope (d) (e) in our Lord Jesus Christ . . . because our gospel came to you NOT ONLY by logos message BUT ALSO by enabling-power (f) and/coupled (b) by-the-means-of the Holy Spirit, . . . becoming imitators of us and (b) of the Lord, for you received the logos message . . . with the joy of the Holy Spirit, becoming examples to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia” (g). <Notes> a) pistis: relational conviction of trusting reliance, b) kai: coupled, c) there’s that ‘trusting-relying-faith and unconditional-love’ connection Paul often makes, d) elpis: trusting-relying-faith in God’s future promises, e) Trusting-relying-faith, hope, and unconditional-love are integrally connected by kai (and) here and in 1 Corinthians 13:13 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8, f) dunamis: see Spirit-power g) 1 Thessalonians 1:2-7.


It seems that much of today’s preaching/teaching is stuck, not really understanding “NOT ONLY . . . BUT ALSO” from above!  They are trying to be masters of preaching/teaching the gospel logos message (a), but they don’t read the many warnings about “NOT ONLY” doing this (b).  Much of the Church is stuck on just doing the “NOT ONLY!”  That’s as far as their trusting-relying-faith has taken them!  They didn’t obey the NT messages that says that you must go onto “BUT ALSO.”  They have a partial gospel but not the “full gospel!” <Notes> a) if that’s even coming out of the pulpit on a regular basis: 1 Corinthians 2:2, b) 1 Corinthians 1:17-24, 2:1-5; Colossians 2:3-4; Acts 18:24.


Because of this, a large portion of the church services are just “outward appearance (a) of godliness” with their set form, programs, time schedules, rituals, and ceremonies, leaving little room for “the enabling-power (b) of godliness,” who is the Holy Spirit, to actually direct their services!  They may not even do “the paraklesis invocation of the Holy Spirit” to be their “One Teacher.”  And many of these churches absolutely will not allow the Holy Spirit to speak reciprocally one to another through the Body-of-Christ during the church service through prophecy (c), tongues with interpretation, or even the teaching/doctrine or lesson from its members, even if done in an orderly, respectful fashion so that all can learn from one another and be encouraged and built up – despite all the NT instruction on how to do this (d)!  They are building The Great Wall that quenches the Holy Spirit<Notes> a) external forms, b) dunamis is dynamite-like Spirit-power, c) a revelation revealed, d) e.g., 1 Corinthians 14:26-31 – see Teach One Another.




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