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There Are Many Wolves, But They Will Not Prevail

Anchored In Truth / Jeff Noblit
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May 8, 2022 8:00 am

There Are Many Wolves, But They Will Not Prevail

Anchored In Truth / Jeff Noblit

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Second Timothy chapter 3 I had this message pretty much studied out and prepared then thought, no, I don't want to preach that on Mother's Day looks to other things. Then end up roosters and things and just could not sense leadership to do anything else so I'm coming back to this text will actually refer back to verses one through five but the next text in our study through this book of the Bible. If you're visiting with us. We go verse by verse chapter by chapter, we come to this section of second Timothy second Timothy chapter 6, beginning our text chapter 3. Rather, beginning in verse six.

Paul writing to young Timothy was pastoring the church at Ephesus says for. Among them are those who enter in the households and captivate weak women weighed down with CNN's led on by various impulses, always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth justice Jane as an chamber as opposed to Moses. So these men also oppose the truth men of depraved mind rejected in regard to the faith, but they will not make further progress for their folly will be obvious all the Sejanus James raises folly was also I've entitled the unpacking of this text.

There are many wolves but they will not prevail. There are many wolves but they will not prevail.

Jesus said in Matthew 715. Beware of the false prophets. Now, false prophets and false teachers and wolves, especially the New Testament all mean the same thing. The referring to the same kind of person Jesus said that they'll be wolves in sheep's clothing. Matthew 715 numbers.

These walls come to savage the church to undermine the truth and mislead God's children, but they will come dressed like a sheep and outer camouflage, but there just false prophets there wolves then in Matthew 1016 Jesus said, behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves.

John 1011 through 16 Jesus said I'm the good Shepherd the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand or hireling and not a shepherd is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

He flees because he is a hireling or a hired hand and he's not concerned about the sheep but in contrast, verse 14 Jesus am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, even as the father knows me and I know the father I lay down my life for the sheep have other sheep, which are not of this fold and I must bring them also.

They would hear my voice and I will become one flock with one shepherd. Here, our Lord himself says that he is the chief Shepherd of the sheep Christians and he's not like the false teachers of his day, who claim to love the sheep who claim to be serving God, but they do not man up and fight nobly against the wolves who try to come in and divide and scatter the sheep. There's got to be a manliness about proper shepherding to guard the sheep from the wolves of all teachers the false prophets and this church that Timothy is now pastoring a church in Ephesus. Here's what the apostle Paul said to them before he left them very close to when he appointed Timothy to come here be the pastor is what he says to the elders of the church at Ephesus acts 2029 through 30. I know that after my departure here is savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock and from your own selves. Will men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them another many many as a part of the passages but I wanted you to see from the Bible text. There are many wolves. The Lord warned about them. Paul warned about them.

It's continually told of the old and New Testament. These false teachers. These false prophets. These wolves who want to damage the church and undermined and usurped the truth of God.

So three thoughts here in our conclusion number one.

There lots of wolves number two.

They are very dangerous. That's why there's such a stern warning number three the word are faithful shepherding and the word of God will expose them and protect the sheep bodices annexed 2032. I commend to you are there. I commend you to God and the word of his grace. This is in the context of of the wolves coming in. He submits the word of God faithfully taught instead of Paul that will guard the church God sheep from the devastating effect of these wolves now outlining the text before us and jumping back up into the verses one through five. A little bit there. I get I want to give you this outline number one, I, the common characteristic of wolves. What does Paul say here to Timothy this is Mrs. this is commonly what these guys are like this is their their character commonly speaking with Dr. column, wolves, false prophets, false teacher same thing. I'll use those interchangeably, but his point is, here's what they look like number one or eight, support a by RCN embrace serves they are not fighting against sin. They're not repenting a gypsy, and these guys embrace sin.

Look what he says in verses one through five of chapter 3. There realize this in the last days difficult times will come of the last days as the days were in now. It's a time for the beginning of the church until Christ returns.

This is the last days the last events on earth until Christ returns where they go to be like verse three verse two for men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant revolvers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. Nothing wrong with pleasure, but these men only live for the pleasures of this world and they don't live for the deeper, richer pleasures that will have in God than holding a form of godliness, although they did not its power avoid such men as they so these are sin embraces the look there's only two types of people in the world here merely to talk to people there.

The sand embrace serves in the sin, repentance when you became a Christian, you didn't stop sinning but you became a sin, repent or something in your heart is changed and you begin to read the word of God and hear the word of God preached and you begin sale God my mind and my heart and so often the actions are wrong and got I would be like that. I want to grow would be sanctified for your sin, repent or but these wolves, these false teachers. They act like their sin, repentance.

But the really not in their heart of hearts there seen in bracer's two different People in only two different types of people. These wolves love CN and they live for sin. Now, while also all due CN the sin in bracer has never entered in the fight against sin, and in parallel, has never began the journey to know and love God.

That's the journey your own is a sheep as a child of God.

You're beginning to repent of sin. You're beginning to learn to embrace and love the things of God and only the chains of the Holy Spirit in your heart can give you that desire the point in this text is these wolves, these false teachers. These false prophets common characteristic is there sin in bracer's will. Here's the second thing some point be they are shales only shales only look what he says in verse five holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power so that the word form. Here is a word that means external outline or the outer shape. The outer shell if you will, is the outer covering that they wear that looks like Christianity but it lacks the inner substance's an outside cosmetic of Christianity, but no inward heart possession of the truth when Paul wrote to Titus and sees left Titus on the island of Crete hope to go there.

When Pam and I go to the Greek Isles. If we ever get there and we hope to go there and Paul put Titus on credence to get the church in order there there there there in a mass and he says this to them there. Those there Titus. Titus 116 they profess to know God, but by their deeds. They deny him again. They have the outward shell, but that's all the health it is hard to know what's real. Sometimes when someone puts on a good outward shell. One scholar said it this way and I want you to limit remember this phrase because this is so prominent in our day. He said they have a Christianized form of paganism. They have a Christianized form a pagan. Another words there basically worldly pagans, ungodly but they've learned how to put a Christianized shell on the outside of it, i.e. what Jesus said there wolves. But in sheep's clothing, thou that would appear to be nothing inward possession that Satan has been very active and has been quite successful at taking base paganism and covering the exterior with Christian sparkles to make it appear as something it's not. Not got grandchildren, you know, I've learned my grandchildren.

I like sprinkles you know sprinkles are and sometimes you can get those doughnuts in the entire doughnut is covered with sprinkles. You don't even know what to doughnut well at risk of being a little crude, but this is biblical.

These false teachers are common no longer covered completely with Christian sprinkles.

It looks great but you don't dare what about intent apostle Paul said his whole life as a lost man was but dung biblical principle. So they there shales only they they are embraces of sand and they are shales only in the last part of verse five, Paul commands, Timothy is a is a present imperative. It's a command and Timothy are going to have to keep on doing this key to avoid such minimums avoid them and keep on avoiding them. Let me give you some encouraging news that I'm confident is true if the church has been pastored well in its mature decently.

These kind of attacks get easy to handle the men of your church, the legacy returned to mature and they can repel the wolves about the time they get the door but in the early days like what Timothy is doing this is that these are the early days of the establishment of the church at Ephesus and in the early days of planting a new church are revitalizing and is an existing church once a day coming years. The pastor has to be one who continually burns up his loins placed the man and not keeps these errors. These false teachings. These wolves from entering into the church well number one we talked about the common characteristics there sin in bracer's and there shales only.

Secondly, Lewis noticed a common tactic, not the common tactic though though I'm convinced is probably a primary are the primary common tactic that these wolves you support a they are sneaky manipulators, sneaky manipulators, the case is it in verse six, four long them. Among those false teachers have just been describing to you in verses one through five. There's a certain kind and this is there tactic. There are those who enter in the household word enter is the ideal of sneaking in is the idea of worming their way in, clever and cunning, deceptive, manipulative lady Calvin in his commentary on this verse says that use flattery to entrap the weak or silly women of the church. They there there there sneakiness includes silly superstition's again a person crisp Christian sprinkles on it but basically they're getting church members respect to the ladies here. There focusing on to given their emotions and be drawn away into their enthralling charisma and insightful teachings as they hold themselves as elitist, they they learn how to enthrall the shallow women within the church and they do all of this under the veil of claiming a deep superior spirituality now, but way of illustration, let me ask a question. True according to the Scripture was the first wolf who came into household as a sneaky manipulator who was the first site in the Garden of Eden. He sneakily manipulated his way into the house of Adam and Eve and he gained the victory you see sneaky manipulation is the regular ploy of Satan, from the beginning all the way up the Paul and Timothy's day and all the way up to today there sneaky ploy always includes putting a spin or a twist on what the Bible really say they'll use the Bible but they got their unique spirit on it. If you challenge them on with us all, but we I have an insight you don't have C-arm of the leeches.

They would say so here comes Satan was sneaky manipulation coming to Eve. The Bible says in Genesis 3, one that Satan was more crafty than all the other beast of the field, you could say more sneaky and in Genesis 31 Satan says to even notice him twisting here naïve. Has God saying you can't eat from any of the trees of the garden is God coming here for the same Eve, you know what God's word is unreasonable. Even God's instruction for you is not relevant to the world real-world Eve, we've got a live in the real world and so did God tell you Kenny from any and all the trees in the garden course. God didn't say that the sickest twist. He wants to make God look unreasonable to harsh to oppressive. Then he moves forward. He goes further in Genesis 3, four and five in our first of all let's limit graduate, Eve told Satan when he said to God, so you can either view the trace he responds back and says no. We can eat for the trees and Eden. But the one tree in the center of the garden were not to eat of it.

If we eat of it, Eve says to Satan, we will die.

Now Satan more brazen says in verse four Eve you shall not die.

You shall not got God.

You see, is a cosmic killjoy, Eve he wants to rob you of yourself in fulfillment.

He wants to rob you of having your best life now by restricting you. You're not going to die. Even in verse five Satan says Eve.

God knows that in the day you eat of it, you'll be just like God.

Now is there anything contemporary can temporarily relevant about the lock. You can be your own got do not, we live in a culture without the cry of the predominant religion of America today is smoke is him is not their main doctrine.

I have my own truth.

I am my God I cannot decide what's right and wrong.

I decide what's good and bad. I decide what's true for me. Look they sponsor these young people are are marching in the streets and ranting and reviling and revise rid of a prevailing in the in the public square in the only Internet in the social media talking about they know what's right for them and they have their truth is if this is some new special modern insight. It's not some special new modern insight is just old lives that started was Satan when he tells Eve.

You'll be your own God.

If you decide push God's word away to what, here's a keyword you feel is right and best for you is the emotional part of man he's playing on the emotions of the soul, Eve's emotions kick then and she got carried away. Genesis 36 says when will the woman, Eve saw the tree was good for food. It was a delight to the eyes.

The tree was desirable to make one wise hole and so enthralled with this possibility. She took from its fruit and ate. She gave also to her weenie husband with her, and he ate emotionally driven women in week weenie husbands are sure pray for the Wilson tax well did Satan's sneaky manipulation work.

Yes, it did. Eve eats and disobeys God she gives it to Adam, and Adam eats and disobeys God and then ruin slavery and degradation in her their lives and human rights. That was the first of the sneaky manipulators who come in rid of those two things they can think they tell you that if you interpret interpret the Bible. This way, God's not that unreasonable… Unrealistic. We need to be more relevant here, Satan would say, and then they'll come right out wants to get you going and say you don't really have to buy the Bible just get the main truth.

Jesus teach you help and the rest of pretentious what you feel it should be well be not only are they sneaky manipulators as part of their tactics secondly they target week sinful waffling women. I'm not saying women are in general week sinful and waffling. I'm saying that men and women as fallen sinners are all naturally week sinful and waffling, but there's an advantage. Satan has with women and that is because God has made women greatly superior to men and their emotional capacity and in their emotional depth. Women feel more deeply than men do. Women more deeply than men do. Women are superior caregivers to men on the hospital wire 8090% of the nurses women because they care deeply and we men would be tragically lost without their superiority in the area of deep passion and emotion and care and mercies ministries and things of that nature, but the same time, just like a man's weakness can but signal strength can be as weakness all woman strengths and God's given her convey her weakness and that's what Paulist speaking of here Paul says they think they sneaky into these households and they captivate the new American Standard is weak.

Women the word week is a word that scholars say could really translated several different ways it can be translated icily woman is not having depth and substance use disorder flighty and silly it can be translated a little woman.

The point is, these ladies a stay in themselves as knowledgeable and rocks in the church pillars of the church and pauses in effect, but they're not very much. There's little these particular type women are also idle women one scholarship quite a few church historians and scholars tell us what Fairbank does in his commentary. These are wealthy ladies but they lack spiritual dealt early church father Arrhenius lived in the second century. Not long after Paul wrote this he says these are the well bred, elegantly attained and very wealthy women on a wider saying that, actually, but evidently there context that's with a notice that the women of little spiritual substance in depth. They were sliding animal and flighty and he mostly based tended to be the more wealthy women in the church, society ladies, they would call.

Not this point, I'm not giving you my viewpoint and give you the viewpoint of some godly forbearers. But the idea here of week women is there. He mostly based and not truth based Nepal goes on. Not only did these guys sneaky and manipulative even captivate week women. He said there week women verse six again weighed down with sins way that was seasoning sins. They keep that sin in their life. They have been active in humble repentance of sin they conduct collected. See. So what that what does that mean that means I have a bad conscience and bound up by bad conscience. They were easy prey for the wolves. The false teachers. Maybe they were particularly religious ladies though they paraded to be, but they spent their time in pleasure and in frolic and from time to time. They needed a religious I have for their troubled conscience in these false teachers gave them just enough twisted false religion to make them feel better about their guilt and their sin.

They are there that their masters and charm their masters at deceitfulness, you know, when you deal with false teaching. Creeping into the church. One thing you will always deal with is they minimize the sinfulness of sin. Jeremy they minimize the sinfulness of sin. You see, the Bible has strong, robust, redundant teaching on the sinfulness of sin, but equally so on the Mahdi power of Christ to cleanse us of all sin.

A man it's both say the false teacher didn't want to look to Christ, so he's got give you another way to do with your sin and guilt. He twist the teaching to tell you all. I'm okay you're okay live from hail.

You're not okay. I'm certainly not okay that Jesus is a okay and I need to be in him Amen and then were better than okay. We bear his righteousness before the father wealth he continues in verse six they creep then there sneaky manipulators to captivate the silly week. I will women and their way down was sand so their conscience is burden to make.

They lack this new teaching makes them feel better about themselves that he continues on in verse six and their lead on by various impulses are sicker led on by various impulses.

The phrase there likely does not mean evil desire so much as it means foolish things that just started chasing one unsound worldly foolish thing after another. One gimmick after another. That's what they're prone to these women.

Paul is saying do not genuinely desire to seek God but do desire to be seen as holy and pious in the church. They have not a godly quest for truth, but a carnal lust for novelty give me the latest fad. Give me the latest happening thing in the church. I used to go to to meetings for pastors of large churches and will the last meetings I went to because I didn't go back was the pastors begin discuss why are there some new things out there. We need to learn how to do about I'm still trying to learn how to do the 2000 year old stuff you do this stuff and keep you busy, so busy you have time to chase the latest fad.

The latest novelty will that's why these women were to look for something. All the women of the church of St. Timothy. Be careful, especially the earlier years of maturing the church or the Great Way, Satan will get into it with these false teachers these wolves is by manipulating the shallow women's emotions. They'll start pulling their husbands during he might be the mouthpiece that she's the power behind the throne. Then he says in verse six they keep they captivate these women is the idea of capturing and carrying them away. Of course this was not the first captivity.

These ladies had encountered their already captive by their sin and their foolish lust, John R.

Start start. Rather, in his commentary said these women are morally weak spiritually week and intellectually weak. So their vulnerable about like a slice of the us guys guys your job is to protect your wife. God made women of a different kind of fabric.

The Bible suggests they need the loving, sacrificial, compassionate headship and protection of godly husband's a wife needs a man from time to time, say baby understand you feel strongly about that, but we can't do that. This is where were going to stand and she'll love you for that.

No wonder in our present age as Satan works in our culture.

The first thing he worked to destroy was godly manliness and true masculinity because of he can defeat the men, the women become easier prey as the men will not be there to protect and lead well. Intellectually, these ladies have probably verse seven there always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. That's the waffling element there there there week there their sinful, but that they waffle all over the place are always learning the words what's the latest fad in doctrine and practice for the church pieces are always waffling around and they're never able to come to the knowledge the word knowledge, there doesn't mean just faxing your mind for me to embrace the truth of what Christianity is the true are full knowledge of who God is, who the son is what salvation is and what constitutes his preacher their naval never able to get that customer chasing other silly thing never able to take says it means having unconfessed sin and a lust for foolish frivolous things they do not receive imparted truth for God.

This not impart truth to those who embrace sin. That's why all of us sinners must be recruiters will becoming the church door on Sunday. We will not receive imparted truth.

God will give it, so having nothing solid in themselves. These ladies are tossed about by every wind of doctrine, and while they boast of being exceptionally wise. They actually can't reach a lasting conclusion about anything here.

They are here there somebody rots a new book that the next fantastic. Thanks some speaker does all that's the next wonderful thing there easy ploy for false teachers 80 Robertson the eminence that this Greek scholar said these ladies are hypnotized and pride themselves and belonging to the intelligentsia elite, or simply 56 is she who gives herself to Walton pleasure is that even while she lives what he saying is they may act like their spiritual, but in their hearts they given themselves to the worldly pleasures around them not to godly pursuits and are spiritually dead warehouses for Mother's Day message. So far, just the text just the text. I say this a lot because it's the truth.

I am blessed to have an army of ladies who are not weak women who are not silly women who are not little women but godly, biblically principled women do not talk about you is in Timothy you had been at the church long and you you haven't seen folks grow much.

So you got a lot of vulnerable ladies. So ladies, not only should we men protect you older ladies you protect next time you run across some 27-year-old know it all in the church sweetheart sit and we need talk a minute delete chase this change that the slick our pastor and elders that got 40+ years of reputation, this don't chase everything else that comes down the pike looks exciting and thrilling number three all lot number three. The common end of these wolves became the owner remind you something. There's a common in my right, there's a timeless pattern. Satan hasn't really come up with anything new. Timothy, this is been going on from the beginning and he gives an example here in verse eight he says, just as Jane and Gymboree as opposed Moses, so these men also post the truth men of depraved mind rejected in regard to the site. He said there's no difference between these guys and those two magicians who showed up in Pharaoh's court trying to prove that their gods were more body than Moses, God of the Bible didn't give us their name, their names come from Jewish oral tradition in us the names Paul uses.

But you remember the story the magicians come in Paul or the Moses has been the instrument through which God performed mighty powerful signs, wonders and miracles in Egypt to prove to the Egyptians that their gods were false, but Moses, God was the one true God. So Pharaoh something, his wise men in magicians and I had a square off with Moses and Pharaoh's magicians did these magic acts. I did Moses responded with the true power of God, even Pharaoh's magicians later said to Pharaoh. That's the real deal out there.

That's the real profit and that's a real God they serve Pharaoh's heart was hard and the Bible says he would listen to what Paul saying areas Timothy. This pattern has been going on forever expected all whips to be tried to prepend and undermine the truth of God. These these wolves. These false teachers.

These false prophets. He says here in verse eight there, men of depraved mind, and rejected in regard to the faith.

The idea here is their mind has no solid spiritual good and it it's only base and were leased depraved and they been tested and found a counterfeit. These men have been waiting God's balance, Timothy Whidden seen it yet, but they came up lacking in weight to me that that's the timeless pattern we sing now be sub point, be not only the timeless pattern but notice it's an encouraging pattern. Look at verse nine but they will not make further progress that that's contingent upon Timothy not quitting his job of being a faithful manly shepherd to protect the sheep and guard the church from these wolves suggested Jane as and Jane breasts were exposed and made to be frauds and impotent the tort before Moses and Moses God, the true God of Scripture. Paul is saying to Timothy, Timothy, we don't have the same kind of stuff in our day and it's one of evolve down even all the way through to our day today and all the way through into the coming from. In fact, the Bible says impostors will increase and become worse the closer we get to the return of Christ, but their power fizzles toward the finish. Just as happened in those who opposed Moses he says in verse nine, their folly will be obvious to all ones, and you are you listening to me if we had to fight the same fights we fought to give those first 2025 years, I'd be in the grave. I'm just telling you I would know made it but thank God, exposes and removes the wolf's trot, undermine God's preacher God's truth in God's church time will clearly reveal the true from the false town will clearly reveal the substantial from the shallow are the shale town will clearly reveal the wise from the silly time will clearly reveal the godly from hypocrite. Now these are the big supposedly revealed but the world will not see it.

Only the sheep see it.

The Bible says if you say you've given eyes to see and ears to hear, so the true church the truths she will see it. So Timothy Paul is rotting, take courage, victory is assured stand against them. They will trouble you given enough time, they will hang themselves. They may make a first big impression of first big splash. Give it some time they will fizzle out in the true elect of God will see it and get it, they, they, they, there are those that go up like a rocket become delicate rock. Aren't you glad folks at 441 years with our weaknesses, faulting failures in a pastor that had to grow up a lot me. Nevertheless, we kept striving to do it by the book and I 41 Years Later Were Long Way from fizzling out a men coming, aiming this thing's new everyday. Just do it right. It has no expiration date. Now something real quick on her show you in about done first Timothy 415 first Timothy 415 we have the opposite for Timothy of what's going to happen to the false teachers. The wolves should take pains with these things be absorbed in the end that is the true biblical shepherding up taught you to do so that your progress will be evident to all pieces.

Timothy, keep on keeping on. Typically, keep on going straight on the troop preach the word trust upon the spirit Bible methods only. Don't use gimmicks invited to visit Cape Town and soon the word is your progress will be evident to all. The Lord Timothy the longer you're at it, the more the sheep will love you more elect.

The elect will believe in you, the board will be proven. You're the real deal in your preaching the truth.

The time that the the opposite of that is that the false teacher, the more time goes by, the more the people of God see that there not genuine there exposed all right. Three quick CPA not certified public accountants will have to those far as I know will three book conclusions for practical application we could do many things here, but because we live in the world today that is plunging into the abyss of following emotions and feelings and sentimentality and that's what's wrong with these ladies emotionally undisciplined and immature in their easy prey for false teaching. So number one we do not trust our emotions, we train our motion's we do not trust our motions. We train our motive.

You know why because we trust the word of God. Every man of God in everyone of God opens this book and reads God's truth and God's truth contradicts them back to say God get my motions out of it. I'm going to stand on the truth I let my emotions catch up with the true on not to preach to you and lead you as a pastor about what makes you more of most excited and enthralled. An interesting time to give you the truth to the spirit of God gives you deeper motions for the truth, but you have to do that yourself's we don't trust our motions.

We train them to follow truth, which you prayed that way with your pastor. God help me to have a deep joy about what's true truth and start with you. Truth and begin with you again with God that we have the privilege of catching up with God standing on the truth. Don't let your emotions get in the way train your emotions respond to truth. You know there's only one being in the universe that can follow his emotions and be true and be rottenness. God bounces God does whatever he pleases. But you're not God. You can't do what you feel you do what his book sales and that's been my experience is your pastor for 41 years and that is I've learned to find joy in emotional excitement in what's true versus what I felt to be true.

And then when you get to heaven you will be shocked then we could have an ugly contradicted you bill the right course or to take another step in the truth so our motions must be informed by truth that our motions must follow truth, but our motions can never be the foundation of truth number two older women must train the younger women to devote themselves to honor their husbands keep their homes and to raise children, not saying you can't do anything else bothered and give me enough there to say that what I am saying this, you gotta get this right.

I know what that means but you gotta get this right on your husbands. Keep your homes and raise your children.

Titus two, four and five. Speaking to the older principal biblical ladies of the church. They are to encourage the young women to love their husbands to love their children to be sensible, pure workers at home kind being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored the word so that God's word and the infinite wisdom it contains will be shown to be the wise truth of God that it really is lady staying devoted in these areas is a bulwark of protection against the enemy. It's the idle, the novelty seekers. The frivolous and the shallow become easy prey of the enemy. Number three.

Pray for pastors to protect us from false teaching. I do it every week many hours usually every week, counseling, encouraging mentoring, admonishing loving own pastors to stand on the truth to protect the church cannot commend all of you grace electric's family.

I couldn't do that if you didn't support me in this work already. This is our minister not just my ministry. You have to embody it. If I can if I'm able to teach it with any effectiveness. Paul again writing the Titus on the island of Crete says holding fast the faithful word. This is an in and in relation to those who are pastors or elders they can hold fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching so that he will be able to both exhort in sound doctrine and refute the wolves of those or have those who are beginning to act Wolfie.

Sometimes she can get a Wolfie. Sometimes she didn't didn't didn't Jesus look at Peter when Peter said you're not going to the cross rubble God for bid will drag on the cross with Jesus and Peter get behind me Satan hitting me to recite he's at right now you're acting like like what you act. Sometimes she cannot like a wolf, and you're not a wolf generally like wolf so sometimes you have to teach sound doctrine and correct ups to get into wolf theology and ghostwrite so wolves are many, but they will not prevail church stay true to God truth of Christ.

True, the Bible methods and you'll never grow old. You'll never be outdated.

You'll it'll never stop working with the wolves holding the false doctrine they will fizzle just give them enough time give enough rope. They hang themselves.

Amen and amen don't you look who could come up with that.

But God but your love the word of God that don't you think it's a coincidence that on Mother's Day. This is my next text that gives me a chance ladies to highly commend you. Most of you. Some of you're still too silly some of your still to shallow your little too frivolous without substance. So many of you your own that track my love is your pastor. Thank God for you. I will get you how rare it is to be where I am and go talk to other pastors and say I got the strongest men in the world and I do if I just had my leading ladies I have strong church. The special that makes you unusual, stay the course of the glory of God