Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
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: When your ear itches then you're going to listen to something, but it will not be sound doctrine. When we judge the word of God given by His preachers & teachers based on our belief rather than judging our belief by the scriptures they bring we're deaf.
Summary: May your faith life, your witness be an inspiration that cheers others on. The Scriptures are clear; it is time to run. Some of you, may be coasting or panting on the sidelines. It is time to run!
Summary: There is an absence of sound biblical teaching in the modern church. People who are hungry for strong preaching from God’s Word are often left wanting for old-fashioned preaching that stirs your bones.
Summary: Sermon looks at loneliness. Reasons: 1. TRANSITION 2. SEPARATION 3. OPPOSITION 4. REJECTION - Five steps: A. RECOGNIZE God Is There B. MAXIMIZE God’s Strength C. UTILIZE Your Time D. SYMPATHIZE For Those In Need E. GOLRIFY God’s Deliverance
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: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7 Our life in Christ on earth is a journey and a race. It is not won in a moment but in a life-time of walking with the Lord, obeying the will of God and suffe ..