My sermon notes for Sunday night, Feb. 9th. Remember, 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 1:8–18 – part 2
Keys to being faithful in an unfaithful world.
What it takes to be faithful
- Individually and Corporately
A plea to remain faithful for the sake for the Gospel
Part 1 – vv. 8-12b (last Sun night)
- Do not be ashamed- v. 8a
- Expect suffering – 8b
- Remember your salvation/Your calling – vv. 9-10
- Embrace your ministry/responsibility – vv. 11-12a
Trust in your identity– v. 12b
But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me
I am a new creation.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV)
I know – with certainty
whom – Jesus.
I have believed – perfect tense. Now and ongoing!
He is able to guard
- Able- dunetos-power
- Guard – keep, watch. Soldier
Romans 8:31–39 –  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written,“ For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (ESV)
Until that day
- Justified, Sanctified, Glorified.
- Begin, Middle, and the End.
No matter what Paul had been through… He knew and continued to put his trust in who God was. He was sure God would keep what He has started!!!!!
John 10:28–30 –  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.” (ESV)
Guard the Truth – vv. 13-14
13] Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
Follow – retain, hold, keep
Pattern – Outline, a standard.
In Faith – trust. Power is in the truth. God’s Words
In Love – Love God. Love Others.
That are in Christ Jesus – He has set the perfect example
BY the Holy Spirit who dwells within us
- The power and presence to do it.
Guard the good deposit
Entrusted to you
- TO YOU. ENTRUSTED!!!!!
Consider your associates – vv. 15-18
 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.  May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains,  but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me— may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.
What impact do my associates have on my life
- Build me up or tear me down
- Encouragement or discouragement
What impact do I have on my friends?
- Do I build up or tear down?
- Do I bring encouragement or discouragement?
Who am I pouring my life into?
- Invest in those that will let you
- Pray for those that will not.