In the closing of Paul’s second letter of Timothy, his beloved son is urged to proclaim the message of salvation through faith in Jesus. And, to correct, rebuke and exhort the false teachers within the church, and those seduced by the passions of the world.
The theme of suffering is never far away in Paul’s final epistle. We’re reminded again that his ministry has been dominated by isolation, suffering and persecution. But we’re also taught that God may use these experiences so that the message of salvation might be proclaimed to the world.
This leaves us to ask, what if the difference between the church and the world being as it is, and being as God intended, is the pain and suffering we’re unwilling to endure?
Join us as we conclude our four-week series on Paul’s second letter to Timothy.
As Paul continues to encourage and equip Timothy in his Gospel ministry, he is reminded that to live a godly life IN Christ Jesus, he will be persecuted. In the face of this, Timothy is encouraged to continue, Living the Gospel. A Gospel that brings the dead to life, and restores all of creation.
As we continue our series from 2 Timothy, we’re encouraged to examine our own lives, examining if we are marked by the Gospel or the World.
Suffering is something we all experience in life, but few if any of us, would willingly choose to suffer. Yet this is exactly what Paul is asking his beloved son to do, to be willing to persevere, and Suffer for the Gospel.
In asking Timothy to suffer, for the sake of the Gospel, Paul reminds Timothy, that suffering is not without its reward, nor is without a purpose. And we do not suffer alone.
Join us, as we continue our series on 2 Timothy and the Gospel, and be encouraged to Suffer for the Gospel.