Sermon Notes

2 Tim, 3; Heb. 4                   Aug. 30, 2015

The Uncommon Life: Study

Pastor Scott Suskovic

I. Determining Your Source of Authority

Confirmands: Which seems more solid to you?


II. The Uncommon Life


III. 2 Timothy 3

All Scripture is inspired 30and is useful for teaching,31 rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,32 17 so that the person of God33 may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.34

Confirmands: What does “inspired” mean?

“The Bible is the only judge, rule and norm according to which all doctrines and teachers alike must be appraised and judged. . .Other writings of ancient and modern teachers should not be put on a par with but subordinated to Holy Scripture.”


IV. Lutherans and The Word Alone

A.Luther on Trial

Confirmands: What radical thing did Luther do?

“The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Heb. 4)

B. Why is this important?

1. Community study

2. Staying focused

V. When We Don’t Agree

Confirmands: What does “adiaphora” mean?

Confirmands: What is the “Truth” that binds us together?

Confirmands: What is the main point of the sermon