Summary: We all as christians are charged to do God,s work.
HERE IS YOUR CHARGE
2nd Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Christians think that the charge is only to pastors but Paul charges the Christian.
1. Be strong in GRACE.
2nd Tim.2:1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Good shape spiritually
Grace sufficient for suffering
Gave by the Scripture
2. Be a good SOLDIER
2nd Tim.2:3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Trained to except endurance
Taught the plans of the enemy
Tough enough to endure
3.To strive LAWFULLY
2nd Tim.2:6The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
7Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Labor for Christ
Loyal to the Church
Liable to suffer defeat and loss
4. To suffer for CHRIST
2Tim.2:9Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
The word of God must have free course
Witness for Christ is duty and privilege
Walk & work
5.Study and prove what you STUDY
2Tim.2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Show your faith by your works
Use what you know of God’s word.
Don’t be ashamed to witness for him
6. Shun Profane & Vain babblings
2nd Tim.2:16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Shut your ears and eyes to garbage
Stay away from antichrist spirit
This is dangerous and destructive
7.Stand on a sure foundation
2TIM.2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
The foundation is the work of Christ
The follower of Christ is sure in their Faith
Your future will be safe and secure