Summary: Paul calls us to count the present as a gift of God, make peace with the past, and rest assured in the future God has in store for those who are his. (This sermon could easily be modified into a funeral/memorial service message.)
Summary: As the Apostle Paul wrote his last letter before going Home to Glory, he summed up his autobiography in the three short clauses found in verse 8. They tell us of the 3 Times that were at hand in Paul's life. The same is true for each of us.
Summary: The Story of Paul and the people around him when he was close to death, those who were faithful and those who were not. Timothy who was like a son to him had to make a decision go to him before it would be too late. Some thing need to be done now..
Summary: Looking a the men who were with Paul when it came time for him to die, Demas, a faithful man in the past, was the only one who left. He may have left the faith but he also may have found a more comfortable place to serve God.
Summary: One of the men with Paul when he died was Doctor Luke who had been with him for over five years. He seems to given up his medical practice to help one man - Paul - so he could have the strength he needed to do what God wanted.
Summary: How do we live life so that the preacher doesn’t have to lie at our funeral?
How do we live life so that we have very few regrets?
How do we live life so that the brief days that we have in this life are lived to the fullest?