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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt van Rijn

2 Timothy 2 

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Save the day. Save your influence. Save your effectiveness and ministry.

S- Strong
A - Aware
V - Vigilant
E - Eager

I . Be Strong:

1-You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2-And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 3-Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4-No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer. 5-Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. 6-The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 7-Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

S – Simple –It is simple and, simply stated.
T – Tested – Witnesses (v. 2) have heard & testified.
R – Reflective – V.7 says to reflect on this teaching.
O – Overcoming – V.3 encourages us to endure.
N – Needle-Eyed - VV. 4-5 - needle-eyed focus.
G – Generous – V. 6 - the pay-off for faithfulness.

II. Be Aware:

8- Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 - for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained. 10 -Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 - Here is a trustworthy saying:
If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
12 - if we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we disown him,
he will also disown us;
13- if we are faithless,
he will remain faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.

Remember Jesus.
Remember your calling.
Remember to remember.

III. Be Vigilant:

14 - Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 - Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 - Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 - who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 19 - Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his,"and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

Warn
Present
Avoid
Turn

IV Be Eager for Holiness

20 - In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. 21 - If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. 22 - Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 - Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 - And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 - Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 - and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

A Holy Instrument
A Holy Lifestyle – Flee. Pursue, Reject

 

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