2 Timothy 1:1-7 – “Digging Deeper on Sunday Nights”

My sermon notes for Sunday night, Jan. 19thRemember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit http://www.fbcap.net

 

2 Timothy 1:1-7 – Foundations for a Faithful Life

2 Timothy 1:1–7 – [1] Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, [2] To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

[3] I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. [4] As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. [5] I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. [6] For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, [7] for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (ESV)


 

Intro:

Possibly the last words written by Paul.

From imprisonment in Rome to Timothy the pastor in Ephesus

  • Very personal in nature
  • To encourage faith and courage

 

A plea to remain faithful for the sake for the Gospel

  • Individually as a Christian
  • Corporately as a Church
  • IN THE WORK
    • His life. In the midst of struggles
  • WITH THE WORD
    • His teaching in the midst of struggles

 

A plea to finish well.

  • To continue with what has been started.

 

Foundations for a faithful life

 

A Sacrificial Life

  • Apostle, Child – vv. 1 – 2a
  • We learn and we share.
  • Not just lecturing but investing.
  • Come and Follow Me. Take up the Cross Daily

 

A Sincere Faith

  • Grace, Mercy, and peace from God – v. 2b
  • Clear conscience – v. 3
    • Not perfect but forgiven.
    • Not perfect but trying.
  • Praying – v. 3

 

A Courageous Spirit

  • Fan the Flame – vv. 6-7
    • Fan the Holy Spirit.

 

Gift that is within you (charis)

  • The Grace Gift that God as given each of us to SERVE HIM.

 

Not of fear (timid, cowardly)

But of:

  • Power
    • Productive energy
    • Eph. 3:20
  • Love
    • Right attitude toward others
  • Self-control
    • Proper control of our life.
    • Mind and life.

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