Doctrine Driven By Love

by CJ McMurry on November 15, 2016

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

Pastor Jaysson has us digging into the book of 1 Timothy during this season at Redeemer Church. I will confess that I am not as familiar with this book as I ought to be and this has increased my appetite to chew on every word. How about you?

Last Sunday there was one verse that really stood out in the text and seemed to drive Pastor Jaysson’s whole message, . I want to quickly point out 5 things from this verse that I believe are absolutely crucial to us, as blood-bought believers in Jesus Christ. Here they are.

#1 It is our God-given duty to teach against false doctrine.
#2 Our aim in everything we do ought to be love.
#3 Our hearts must be genuine (“You’re cheatin’ heart will tell on you…”).
#4 We must do what is right and stand on God’s truth.
#5 We must have true, saving faith.

If our desire to stay rooted and grounded to good, sound Biblical teaching is not driven by love it will be nothing more than mere knowledge that will puff up and do more harm than good in the long run. But if our charge is fueled by our love for Jesus Christ and knowing who we are apart from HIS saving work in our lives, we cannot lose friends. So go proclaim the truths of God’s Word and HIS glorious gospel message and don’t let anyone or anything sway you from keeping “the main thing the main thing and the plain things the plain things”, as Pastor Jaysson reminded us on Sunday. Doctrine driven by love pleases God, let this be what drives every part our lives.

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (ESV)

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (ESV)

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This post was written by CJ McMurry