Repent and return to real repentance! We will look at this essential doctrine of repentance. What does it mean? Is it really necessary? What does it look like? I’ve already repented, so do I need to keep doing it? How do I know if my repentance is real? This is a challenging message, but the result if applied, is so sweet in the life of a Christ follower.
“What do people believe about the future? What do other religions teach about the end? What makes the Bible any different? And why should we trust it over all the other religious views on the end times? Nigel Shailer will answer all these questions this Sunday Night. Come and gain massive confidence on why you can trust the Bible’s teaching on how things end for the human race on earth.”
Paul’s exhortation to Timothy is to be a useful vessel for His glory. Last week, we learned that what he was to flee and pursue in order to be pure. This week, we learn what it means to live with grace in the face of opposition.
The sharpest tools in God’s service are the men and women who pursue living pure. In 2 Timothy 2:22, more than sexual purity and not merely for youth, verse 22 tells us now to "flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
God tells you, through Paul, that the tool who will be used greatly by God will be the believer who seeks to have a cleansed life, a sanctified heart, a strong desire to be used of God, and a determination to do the works of God.
Second Timothy continues in chapter two with an incredible challenge about false teaching—how dangerous it is and what it says about you. Paul actually refers to an amazing event from the Old Testament in Numbers 16, and you will be surprised by how current and practical that event is to me and you.
Paul teaches that if certain sinful behavior continues unrepentant in the life of someone who claims to be a Christian, it actually indicates by that outward and obvious behavior, that they are not saved.
In 2 Timothy Paul changes subjects--he has been exhorting and encouraging Timothy to grow bold about the Gospel, God’s Word, and sound doctrine and to not be ashamed of the Apostle Paul himself, even though there is great pressure from persecution.
How do you pick a church? How would Christ pick a church and what would He say about this church? And why should we even ask this question? Why is this a crucial question for today and beyond? Because along with many other reasons, it’s healthy for all of us to take a hard look at ourselves to make sure we’re on the right path.
Paul describes God’s promises to His loyal ones. God rewards loyalty, but not disloyalty. The promises of security, motivation and comfort are yours if you are His. Paul gives a song, a verse or a poem of deep theological truth which will blow you away.
Are we good at worship? Are we worshiping the right God, for the right reasons, in the right way? Do we even know what worship is? In John 4, Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman, and we can learn from their conversation what God expects in our worship.
Second Timothy opens on a sweet passage about Christ and the cross. Paul gives Timothy four powerful motives for living aggressively for Christ in verses 8 to 13. The PREEMINENCE of Christ, the POWER of God’s Word, the PURPOSE of Ministry, and (covered next week) the PROMISES of Christ.
Paul commands Timothy to live and minister like a soldier. The Christian life is not passive, but aggressive. When a Christian lives like a soldier, he can live more fruitfully and more effectively for God’s glory.
Paul will instruct Timothy and you about the power to train, the procedure to train and the price to train others. All parents, disciplers, shepherds and those who care about the next generation will love this.