Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


BAC Sermons

Truly Faithful

1998-10-01 2 Timothy 1:13

Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Learn the Truth, Live the Truth, Love others with the Truth Eph 4:15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16  From whom the whole body joined and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working of every part, causes growth of  the body to the edifying of itself in love.

I. Know what To Do

{Hand: Hear, Read, Study, Memorize, Meditate}

A. Commit to Obey Jn 7:17  If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or I speak of myself.

B. Study & Shun 2Tim 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

1Ti 4:7  But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

1Ti 6:20  keep what  is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Tit 1:14  Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Tit 3:9  avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

II.   Do what You Know

{Meditate  = Thinking through Implications for Applications}

View of: God, self, world, others; Different spheres: Family, Home, Work, Church, Gov’t; How affect: purpose, values, thoughts, feelings, actions?)

A. Non-Application is sin Jas 4:17  Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Ro 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

2Tim 3:14  But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them; 15  And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

B. We will be held accountable Luke 12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, do you speak this parable unto us, or even to all? 42  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 47  And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many lashes. 48  But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few lashes. For to whom much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

III. Share what You Know

 Jn 9:25 be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

A. Share Accurately Mt 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

B. Share Selectively  Mr 6:11  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

C. Share Strategically: Endure & Hand-off to the..Faithful..Available..Teachable

2 Tim 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2  And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3  You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4  No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier. 5  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6  The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits. 7  Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

1. What’s God’s intended purpose for the Truth? How does one use the Truth in accord with God’s purposes? How has Truth changed you?

2. Do most people drop the baton re: “learning”, “living” or “loving others” with the Truth? Why? Which is easiest to fix?

3. What keeps people from learning the Truth? Applying/Living the Truth? Passing it on to others? Which God would want you to improve?

4. If one’s life is inconsistent with the Truth, what keeps them from changing immediately and permanently?

5. What helps you learn; live; love others with the Truth? Are you a FAT person investing in FAT people? If not, can you change?