3 Making the best of a bad situation Philippians 1: 12-14Inside – a captive, un-churched audience Outside – new ministers stepping up
4 Some good motives, some bad motives Philippians 1: 15-18Either way, Christ is preached!
5 Wrong motives Right message Right motives Wrong messageWrong motives Wrong messageRight motives Right messagePhilippians 1: 15-18
6 Warnings about wrong messages Galatians 1: 6-9II Timothy 2: 15-19Let him be condemned!
7 Warnings about message violators I Corinthians 5II Thessalonians 1: 8II Thessalonians 3: 6Not living according to what was taught
8 Warnings about messenger followers Matthew 23: 1-3Do what they say, not what they do
9 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers “Indeed, we are all in peril if the flawed messenger invalidates the message.”Philip Yancey – Soul Survivor
10 A dreadful contradiction Romans 7: 14-23I Timothy 1: 15-16“nothing good lives in me” I am the worst of sinners
11 Imperfect Messengers“[the folly of God] to choose for his holy work in the world…lamebrains and misfits and nitpickers andholier-than-thous and stuffed shirts and odd ducks and egomaniacs and milquetoasts and closet sensualists.”Fredrick Buechner
12 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers Romans 2: 17-24you teach others, but you don’t teach yourself?
13 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers I Thessalonians 1: 4-7We modeled for you you imitated us you modeled for others
14 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers I Corinthians 11: 1“Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ.”
15 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers I Timothy 4: 1-2Teachings through hypocritical liarsII Timothy 2: 1-2Entrust to qualified teachers
16 Imperfect Message Imperfect Messengers II Timothy 4: 3-4II Peter 2: 1-3False teaching will come – and we will put up with it, even encourage it!
17 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers Hebrews 4: 12-13Motives will be exposed False teachers will be brought to justiceRevelation 14: 6-7The perfect message endures
18 Perfect Message Imperfect Messengers “But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.”Philippians 1: 18