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2 Timothy 2:1-7 "The Patterns of a Man of God"

Jan 28, 2018

Passage: 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Preacher: Mike Churchill

Series: 2 Timothy

Category: Theology, Expository

Summary:

It is the Grace in Christ Jesus that encourages to serve Him; to meet our needs when we come to the Throne of Grace.

Detail:

2 Timothy 2:5-8 - Patterns of a man of God part 2

 

  1.  Introduction

   

  1.  Paul’s encouragement to Timothy to “Be strong in Christ Jesus”.  He follows up with 4 examples:
  2.  Teacher

        2, Soldier

  1. Athlete
  2. Farmer
  3.  We saw 2 last week Teacher and Soldier
  4.  This week we see the other 2: Athlete and Farmer

 

  1. Be disciplined & compete as an Athlete vs 5

 

  1.  Timothy you must compete according to the rules
  2.  You must be born again
  3.  You must be faithful in God’s word,
  4.  You must live according to Christ’s divine standards
  5.  The goal is victory in Christ Jesus

 

III. Be industrious as a Farmer vs 6

 

  1.  Timothy, it is the hard-working farmer who ought to have 1st share of crop
  2. But the crop does not come easily.  Hard working is to -  sweat and strain to exhaustion.
  3. The farmer is also patient - working endlessly and waiting patiently for the harvest
  4.  Faithfulness is required

 

  1. Think about what I said vs 7
  2.  Our greatest Example - Jesus Christ vs 8

 

  1.  Remember Jesus Christ
  2.  Remember His Resurrection vs 8
  3.  Remember His word vs 9
  4.  Remember what He has entrusted to us as Believers vs 10
  5.  Remember our Reward in Christ vs 11-13

 

  1. Remember His Resurrection vs 8

 

  1.  Jeremiah 12:1-3 example
  2.  Why Remember - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and 1 Corinthians 15:17-19
  3.  The off-spring of David
  4.  As preached in my Gospel
  5. The only true gospel is about Jesus Christ and is wedded to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

VII. Conclusion / Application