The theme for the Spring 2011 Bible conference in Phoenix is found both at the beginning and end of the book (1Ti 1:18, 1Ti 6:12). In each reference, different words and phrases are used. In the first, Paul speaks of the good fight of faith as an ongoing campaign, thus reminding us that we are part of a vast and great spiritual army. In the last, his words focus on our own personal struggle, a good reminder that no one can fight our battle for us. This scope and intensity will be captured as we follow Paul’s thought through the book.

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Gene Cunningham - April 15, 2011

Fight the Good Fight #3

Fight the Good Fight #3

True teaching that is which creates change in the hearer. Until there's life chnge, there's now growth. A good conscience finds it's source in God. Paul revolutionized the concept of conscience. We have to maintain a good conscience (Psa 51:2, Joh 13:10). Things done in our own strength are dead (Heb 9:14); good works result in a good concience. Paul discusses our priesthood in chapter 2; the key verse is 1Ti 2:5 "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus." The coronation of Jesus Christ designated Jesus a mediator -- representing men and offering acceptable sacrifices (Heb 5:1-6, 1Pe 2:4-5). The human heart in time of anquish cries for a mediator. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" (Job 13:15). "Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both" (Job 19:32). Prayer is one of the most important disciplines to master in life.  "Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! That they were engraved on a rock With an iron pen and lead, forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; 19:26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God" (Job 19:23-25). (1) All of us are ambasadors for Christ (2Co 5:14-21); (2) We are all priests (1Pe 2:5-9); (3) We are ministers to build up the body of Christ (1Co 12:7). 



Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE

Scripture References: John 13:10, Psalms 51:2, Job 19:23-25, Job 19:32, Job 13:15, Hebrews 5:1-6, Hebrews 9:14

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