“ For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher, and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that the is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.” - 2 Timothy 1:11-12 (CSB)
Friday was a very relaxed day at The Bridge. We had worship, Stacie + baby Peter gave us our announcements, and T picked up where he left off last week in 2 Timothy.
He taught from 2 Timothy 1: 8-12 and left us with a few things to consider:
Do Not Be Ashamed (v8): Following Jesus will come at a price. Despite Timothy’s timidity, he was going to have to stand his ground and be unashamed of the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:12).
He’s Got A Plan (v9): God has saved us and called us to live a holy life. It’s only by grace that we have been saved, not by our own works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
All Is Revealed (v10): the Bible speaks of the mystery of God in several ways specifically regarding the plan of salvation. The Jewish people were chosen as God’s people, but the Gentiles have also been grafted into this plan as well.
If He Has Called Us To It, He Will Bring Us Through It (v11-12): An apostle has certain qualifications and were personally chosen by the Lord. Jesus met Paul on the road to Damascus and called him into ministry (Acts 9). The apostle represented Jesus, to reject Paul was to also reject the Lord.
I encourage you to listen to the audio from this message once it is posted! It was a good one and there is so much more to take in than what I have posted here. Hope to see you on Friday!!!