Purposeful Endurance

July 31, 2016 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: 2 Timothy

Topic: 2 Timothy Passage: 2 Timothy 2:1–2:13

Purposeful Endurance

Christ Proclamation Church
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sermon Theme – Suffering is unavoidable when we faithfully preach, teach, and guard the gospel; and therefore, endurance is essential if souls are to be saved and we’re to receive the prize of eternal glory.

I. STRENGTHENED BY THE GOSPEL – (2:1)

     A. Not Works – But Grace

     B. Not Us – But God
         1. Examples from Paul’s Life
         2. Examples from the Old Testament

II. STRATERGY TO GUARD THE GOSPEL – (2:2)

     A. Description of the Process – (2:2a)

     B. Description of the Person – (2:2b)

III. SUFFERING ENDURED FOR THE GOSPEL – (2:3-13)

     A. Illustrations of Endurance – (2:3-7)
         1. The Dedicated Soldier
         2. The Disciplined Athlete
         3. The Hardworking Farmer

     B. Example of Endurance – (2:8-10)
         1. The Process of Endurance
         2. The Purpose of Endurance
         3. The Promise of Endurance

     C. Eternal Prize of Endurance – (2:11-13)

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