Preaching and Hearing the Word of God

Preaching and Hearing the Word of God
(2 Timothy 4:1-5)

I. Preaching the Word is of importance in light of Christ’s return. (2 Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Peter 1:3; John 16:8)

A. Why preach?
B. What to preach?
C. When to preach?
D. How to preach?

II. Hearing the Word is of great importance in view of our sinful nature. (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Luke 6:18)

III. Perseverance in preaching the Word is of great importance in light of opposition. (2 Timothy 2:3-12; 3:10-12; 4:5)
Application Questions:
What are some reasons that biblical preaching is not being emphasized today?
Is sound preaching of the Word the most important factor in choosing a church?
Even Jesus warned His audience about listening well (Luke 8:18). How can a person improve his listening ability?
Why does Paul say that sound doctrine must be “endured”? What are some implications of this?

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