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Stay focused on the mission before you! Paul addresses Timothy...And You Timothy as one called to engage daily in spiritual warfare cannot afford to get distracted by everyday affairs of the Roman Empire ...(v. 1) hold to the divine truths of God's word that I have taught you; (v. 2) fulfill the great commission of the church through the making of disciples by teaching faithful men to obey all that Christ gave us and pass it on to others. Now in verses 3-4 he uses the metaphor of a soldier which all within the Roman Empire would understand ... and in vs 5 he uses an example that all within the Greek culture would understand ... that of an athlete.
GOOD NEWS IN THE GOSPEL: Glory in Suffering, Power in Weakness, and Hope in this Troubled World (Message #14 * Romans 8:16-30) 02-17-2103
Our Glory in Suffering with Christ ● Our suffering with Christ: leads to our eternal glory (vs16-18) ● Creation Personified: and the sons of God revealed (vs19-22) ● Follow Christ by faith: through the sufferings of life unto eternal glory The Spirit’s Power in Our Weakness ● His Presence at work in us: amidst the weakness of our bodies (vs22-26) ● His Intercession for us: when we do not know God’s will (vs26-27) ● Walk according to the Spirit: as we eagerly and patiently wait in hope Our Hope in God’s Glorious-Purpose (amidst this Troubled World) ● God’s Sovereign Care: promised to those who love Him (v28) ● God’s Salvific Love: predestining us for Christ-likeness (vs29-30) ● Love and Trust in God: putting our hope in His promised eternal glory
Meekness is not weakness, but humility even in the face of discord.
So often we hide our weaknesses, but Paul said it is in exposing our weaknesses that Christ is the strongest in us and through us.
In today’s message, we will look at the church in Philadelphia. Jesus says nothing negative about this church, only commendations. The theme we will reflect on is Endurance. How can we endure for Jesus when we are bombarded by trouble and hardship? How was this church able to do this? Listen and find out!
1) Confidence...Knowing His Power! 2) Perspective...Seeing His Glory! 3) Humility...Seeing His Wisdom 4) Reconciliation...Knowing He is GOD!
Have you ever considered the make-up of the church in Rome? Jews and Gentiles? Uptight and laid-back? Legalists and Grace-lovers? How were they to exist together? Paul implores them to carry the weaknesses and mentor one another, and in that way, they would exhibit for the city the beautiful wisdom that is the church.