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.
As this year quickly draws to a close it’s a good time to recommit to our mission for 2019. As fewer people in our city identify as Christians, the need is even greater for us to make followers of Jesus by being followers of Jesus.
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.
What’s better? I think we all want what’s best, but in a world where absolutes are hard to know, we usually need wisdom to decide what’s better. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes shares some such wisdom in this passage.
What makes you feel content? Unfortunately, for most answers you might give, the contentment is temporary. Temporary things can only provide temporary contentment. Only one thing can give an everlasting sense of contentment which is what we will explore today.
How you think of God changes everything. We need to property understand the God we worship if we are going to live rightly in this world. Today we will explore why.