Michael Daling - June 16, 2019

Share in Suffering

2 Timothy

The one who loved you and gave himself up for you is worth it. The gospel ministry he has given to his church cannot fail. Some may fall away…but Jesus never will. So share in suffering for the gospel and endure!

Scripture References: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

From Series: "2 Timothy"

The church in Ephesus, where Timothy was serving when Paul wrote this letter, was threatened from the outside and from within. Paul himself was arrested and imprisoned and facing death, and it looked like his gospel had failed—even Paul’s friends were jumping ship. Timothy was dealing with a church filled with quarreling and false teaching. Into this situation, Paul wrote this letter to affirm Timothy…and encourage him to fulfill the ministry God gave him ——he sends this letter to say: boldly take up what you were given, guard it, pass it on, and keep going until your ministry is fulfilled!

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