Sometimes, it is good to be reminded of things, even if we haven’t really forgotten them. We may not forget that Christ is risen, but it should cause us to rejoice when it is brought to our attention. We may not forget the Lord’s promises, but it is no less meaningful to hear them repeated. In our text for tonight, we are reminded of some things that we probably haven’t forgotten about, but we are blessed through the reminder all the same.
As Christians we are all called to be servants, and each of us has a circle of people who we have the opportunity to minister to. Even if we are not preachers or teachers, there is much we can learn about staying focused on our ministry as we study the words of 2 Timothy 2.
“Do Not Judge, Lest You Be Judge,” (Matthew 7:1) is perhaps one of the best known, and definitely one of the most misunderstood passages of Scripture today. Our lesson this morning focuses on looking at this verse in a wider context, and working to understand what the Bible really says about judging.
Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart, a door which only you can open, Will you let the Savior in, and receive his gift of grace through confession, repentance, and baptism?
As the first chapter of 2 Timothy draws to a close, there are a few individuals, including Paul himself, who are put forward as examples. Two are good examples that should be followed, and the third example is a bad one, those who should not be imitated.
God’s grace is a wonderful gift. It’s important that we properly understand that grace, and not go to the extremes of cheapening the grace or constraining it. Join us as we study God’s grace together.
As we celebrate mothers today, we think about a woman whose life was changed forever by grace. Rahab had been a harlot in Jericho, but became part of the nation of Israel, and became a mother whose legacy would live on, and who would become an ancestor of the Savior.
We are excited to begin the next part of our study of the letters of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. As we start looking at 2 Timothy, we begin with a simple overview of the letter, considering some aspects of the background, the purpose, and the contents of the letter.
Much of Peter’s second letter is devoted to encouraging Christians to grow in Jesus and beware of false teachers. To beware of false teachers, we must be able to tell the difference between true and false doctrine. One way we do that is by understanding the source of each one.
Jesus is everything that Israel was supposed to be. Israel was supposed to be God’s vine, His vineyard, but they had become a field of wild grapes. Jesus came as the True Vine, and all the branches that abide in Him will bear fruit and be preserved.