Summary: To show that we reign if we only endure with Him.
Do you endure?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we reign if we only endure with Him.
2 Timothy 2:12 (Amplified Bible)
If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny and disown and reject Him, He will also deny and disown and reject us.
Endure and reign that's our motto for the day.
Endure and reign
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: A.D. 65 to 67
C. Purpose: Encourage and instruct a young pastor in his ministerial work
D. To whom written: Timothy
E. Main themes: Faithfulness and boldness in the ministry
2 Timothy 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. If we endure, we will reign
"If we endure, we shall also reign with Him."
Romans 8:17 (Amplified Bible)
And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.
CHRISTians should not suffer, bad we still suffer because we are still in this world (but not of this world) and still living in this flesh which limits us from accepting all that GOD has already given to us.
Example of Moses, instead of living the Pharaouh's life in the kingdom, he lived instead with the Hebrews as a slave.
Hebrews 11:25 (Amplified Bible)
Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.
James 5:10 (Amplified Bible)
[As] an example of suffering and ill-treatment together with patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord [as His messengers].
B. If we disown Him, He will disown us
"If we deny and disown and reject Him, He will also deny and disown and reject us."
Proverbs 30:9 (Amplified Bible)
Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.
Both rich and poor have their reasons of denying CHRIST, so we can't say if I'm rich I can do this, do that, give large amount of money to the ministry, etc. but what if we do that while we are still in this situation. Let's sow seed while we there's a need and see how GOD returns it to us.
Matthew 10:33 (Amplified Bible)
But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven.
Matthew 26:35 (Amplified Bible)
Peter said to Him, Even if I must die with You, I will not deny or disown You! And all the disciples said the same thing.
Let's not boast about our love for GOD, but boast instead of GOD's Love for us.
1 John 4:10 (Amplified Bible)
In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.