Entrust…Endure…

trust on rockThis coming Sunday’s lesson speaks directly to passing the Message on. My life verse 2 Timothy 2:2 states “and what you have heard from me (Paul) in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” In other words we are share the pure Gospel message of salvation in Jesus to others…any time…all the time…intentionally!

In this week’s Sunday Morning Bible Study Paul says we are to endure like a soldier, an athlete or a farmer. Each of these has specific attributes that helpful in describing our actions as Believers. I specifically understand the athlete illustration from a running perspective. Running distance (7-10 miles per run) has taught me how to endure, how to pace, and to keep a goal in mine. I have also learned how to condition my body. All of this parallels the Christian life.

The last “trustworthy” saying of our study found in 2 Timothy 2:11-13 is just great theology, pure and simple. Christ died that we might live and reign with Him. He is faithful even when we are not. He love us!

I hope you have been studying this passage this week and are ready for some great conversation with your group as study the Living Word of God.

Things to Ponder:
How is the Christian life like that of a soldier, athlete or farmer?
What other illustrations can you think of?
Who are you “entrusting” the message to? How are they receiving it? What are they doing with it?
Why should we be obedient like soldiers, conditioned like athletes and hard working and patient as farmers as a church? How can we do exemplify this more?

 

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