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.
Paul motivates Timothy with the positive impact of a courageous example and the negative impact of a cowardly example. In verses 15-18, Paul encourages Timothy to be a model that actually promotes Christ-like courage. This is encouraging truth especially for dads, disciplers, men and women.
Second Timothy 1:12-14 is Paul's instruction to Timothy on how you can grow courageous. Paul hopes Timothy will grow confident in Christ and firmly committed to God’s Word in order to live unashamed, not embarrassed and increase in boldness over Christ, the Gospel and his ministry. You and I need this passage.
Paul challenges Timothy to stand up and shout for Christ. Are you willing to stand tall and suffer for Christ and the good news of the Gospel message? If you have ever shied away from speaking up about Christ, this will be a great encouragement.
If lukewarm means you are a non-Christian (and it does), then what does it mean when a Christian cools down and stops living hot? Paul instructs Timothy to stir up the heat and manifest the fire within in 1 Timothy 1:6-7. Learn how to be living hot by using your giftedness as a believer and living bold as a believer by trusting in God.
In 2 Timothy chapter 1, verses 3 to 5, Paul enriches us with an intimate example of solid friendship. If you have ever struggled in marriage, battled with family, wrestled with friends, or have been overwhelmed in relationships, this sermon is for you.
You would not believe the truth, the love and the Gospel saturating the first two verses of 2 Timothy, as we introduce this very intimate and vital New Testament letter. Get ready to hear the Gospel, be informed, learn some theology and be transformed.
Psalm 103 reminds us that our life is to be marked by the worship of God. As we reflect upon His amazing love and His grace toward undeserving sinners, we are called to turn our affections toward Him and lift up His name in praise.
Psalm 42 is an incredible help to the hurting soul. The psalmist, in this instructive psalm of lament, gives us an honest picture of HOW TO HURT, how to suffer and how to do it in a way that honors the God who has given us every reason to hope!
This is the final psalm attributed to David. It is the last of the alphabetic (acrostic) Psalms in which each verse begins with consecutive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. One man said, “The psalm offers praise from A to Z to God described from A to Z."