Christians must guard the gospel by drawing strength from the grace of the gospel.
In many ways the whole Book of 1 Timothy has been about guarding the gospel by lifting it up (1 Tim. 3:14-16). Thus it is no surprise that we find in the final two verses Paul's solemn and climactic command to guard the deposit, that is, to guard the gospel as a most precious and sacred trust. At very least, the gospel is guarded by not giving an inch to the false "knowledge" that is peddled by false teachers in opposition to God's word and ways. Some have embraced such "knowledge" and have swerved from the true faith. To keep the faith on must continually protect the good news. And to protect the good news one must continually look to Christ for fresh grace and reassurance. It is only by God's grace that we can guard the gospel of grace.
Sermon Title: "A Charge to the Rich"
Text: 1 Timothy 6:20-21
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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