Series Final: My Life Poured Out: 2 Timothy People’s stories are powerful. As we conclude 2 Timothy, we see how the people in Paul’s life teach us lessons about our lives.
What motivates you more… the carrot or the stick? Many people think the Bible is all about the stick – punishment for doing wrong. But as we see today, there’s so much carrot to look forward to and this is what keeps us going in the hard times.
Our passage today is a call to remember. It was written for Timothy to remember what he had been through with Paul, and that he should press on by that example, and for us that we should remember Jesus and press on for Him.
When we see how people in the world mislead and deceive, it can be easy to despair. But all that is happening confirms what the Bible says. Take heart, God’t truth will always prevail.
While we’d like to think that churches are places of peace and beauty where everyone always agrees, we’ve all experienced the reality that is far from this. Today Paul shows Timothy how to handle troubles in the church. Note: There is no sound file available for this Sermon.
We live such cluttered lives that our focus on the important things in life can be easily lost. It is particularly tragic when the Christian’s attention is drawn away from Jesus and his mission in the world. Today we will see Paul’s prescription for persevering with Christ.
It can be hard to keep following and serving Jesus when so many seem intent on criticising what we believe. Paul’s letter to Timothy is a great encouragement to keep going and never be ashamed of our Saviour Jesus.