ON THIS DAY OF WORSHIP (2 Timothy 1:3-12)

Mark Bernthal, November 12, 2017
Part of the Post-Pentecost series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Sermon Text: II Timothy 1:3-12
I: Thank the Lord for your fellow believers!
II: Fan the flame of your gift!
III: Don’t be ashamed of your ministry!
We mentioned last week that we want to make November a month of Thanksgiving. Our text encourages us in this area in a wonderful way. The Apostle Paul is writing from prison in Rome and is quite certain that his life of service to His Lord is almost at an end. ...


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2 Timothy 1:3-12

3I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (KJV)

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