Persevere in the Gospel

A Series on 2 Timothy

Remember Jesus Christ

2 Timothy 2:8-13 • June 13, 2021 • Monte Starkes

God wants us to Remember Him – Who He is and What He has done for us "And the people of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side." Judges 8:34 1. Remember the Work of Jesus Christ 2. Remember the Church of Jesus Christ 3. Remember the Faithfulness of Jesus Christ "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:4-6 "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful — for he cannot deny himself." 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Disciple for the Gospel

2 Timothy 2:1-7 • June 6, 2021 • Monte Starkes

1. Be Strengthened by the Gospel of Grace 2. Disciple Others for the Gospel of Grace 3. Endure Hardship with the Gospel of Grace "You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything." 2 Timothy 2:1-7

No Shame in the Gospel

2 Timothy 1:8-18 • May 23, 2021 • Monte Starkes

1. Suffer for the Gospel, Not Shame (vs. 8-11) 2. Guard the Gospel, Not Shame (vs. 12-14) 3. Share the Gospel, Not Shame (vs. 15-18) A Christian from Zimbabwe: "I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit‘s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made; I’m a disciple of His! I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still….. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus."

Last Words

2 Timothy 1:1-7 • May 16, 2021 • Monte Starkes

1. Gospel Promise (vs. 1-2) 2. Gospel Relationships (vs. 3-5) 3. Gospel Power (vs. 6-7) 2 Timothy 1:1-7 "Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 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. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 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. 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, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." "All through history God has chosen and used nobodies, because their unusual dependence on him made possible the unique display of his power and grace. He chose and used somebodies only when they renounced dependence on their natural abilities and resources." - Oswald Chambers