2 Timothy 2 (879)
A. It isn’t always easy as a Christian.
B. The apostle Paul used six illustrations in 2 Timothy 2 to teach the young preacher
Timothy to be strong.
C. Let’s look at each illustrations and be encouraged to faithfulness.
I. We must be dedicated soldiers of Christ. Vv1-4
A. Endure hardship:
B. Carry out duties:
C. Obey Christ: (Matthew 28:18-20, p730)
II. We must be rules abiding athletes for Christ. V5
A. Must “play by rules.” Matthew 7:21-27 (708)
B. The reward is worth it. James 1:12 (892)
III. We must be hardworking farmers for Christ. V6
A. It is hard work:
B. It is rewarding. Galatians 6:8 (862)
IV. We must be unashamed workers for Christ. Vv14-19
A. What to avoid:
B. What to do: (Hebrews1:1-2,p 883: Matthew 18:18,p 719)
V. We must be clean vessels for Christ. Vv20-22
VI. We must be faithful servants of Christ. Vv23-26
A. Don’t: B. Be:
Conclusion: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (851)