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Summary: It’s easy to focus on what we do not have, but in Paul’s last will to Timothy, he reminds Timothy to focus on what he does have.

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II TIMOTHY 1:3-13 (7)

I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED

ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT, BUT REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN LIFE IS: TO ENCOURAGE SOMEONE ELSE WHEN YOU NEED ENCOURAGEMENT YOURSELF.

JESUS IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE (MATTHEW 26/MARK 14) . . .

IN OUR TEXT TODAY. . . APOSTLE PAUL IS WRITING TO TIMOTHY . . .

- ALTHOUGH PAUL IS ON DEATH ROW AND FACING IMMINENT DEATH.

-LOCKED UP IN A DAMP, DARK AND COLD DUNGEON CUT OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD, WITH JUST A VISITOR OR TWO, A PAD AND A PEN, FOR HIS CONVICTION THAT JESUS IS, WAS, AND SHALL FOREVER BE MESSIAH.

-IN DIRE NEED OF ENCOURAGEMENT HIMSELF, HE PLACES HIS NEEDS ON HOLD, AND WRITES TIMOTHY, WHO IS FREE ON THE OUTSIDE TO ENCOURAGE HIM AND REMIND HIM THAT HE ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING THAT HE NEED TO SURVIVE IN LIFE.

-AMAZING, HOW YOU CAN BE FREE ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT LOCKED UP ON THE INSIDE MENTALLY . . .

PAUL WRITES TO ENCOURAGE TIMOTHY TO:

1. REMEMBER YOUR HERITAGE

. . .LOIS (GRANDMOTHER)

. . .EUNICE (MOTHER)

YOU OUGHT NOT TO FORGET WHERE YOU COME FROM.

PEOPLE – BRAND NEW/GHETTOFABULOUS . . .

-ZODY’S

-GOVERNMENT CHEESE

-CHECK ON FRIDAY . . . MONDAY . . .

REMEMEMBER YOUR HERITAGE

REMEMBER THE PEOPLE WHO HELP MAKE YOU WHO YOU ARE . . .

2. REKINDLE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT

- DON’T LET YOUR GIFT DIE

- PAUL KNEW TIMOTHY WAS AWARE THAT HE HAD TOLD THE CHURCH AT CORINTH IN I CORINTHIANS 12 . . .

-USE IT/LOSE IT

-SON, DON’T LET YOUR GIFT GO TO WASTE . . .

-WEAR OUT, DON’T RUST OUT

3. REFUSE TO BE INTIMIDATED

-WITHIN/WITHOUT THE CHURCH . . .

- JEWS – MAD – JESUS WAS GOD

-ROMANS – (RENDER UNTO CEASER . . .)

-GREEKS – JESUS WAS 100% DIVINITY/100% HUMANITY

THEOLOGY/PHILOSOPHY

-CHURCH – STAND HE WAS TAKING ON CERTAIN ISSUES . . .

-DON’T BE INTIMIDATED

4. RECOMMIT TO THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

-DON’T ALLOW ANYONE TO CAUSE YOU TO PREACH A WATERED DOWN GOSPEL.

-FROG – KETTLE . . .

5. RESPOND TO GOD’S CALL

-WHENEVER GOD CALLED HIM – READY TO REPORT TO DUTY

-WHEREVER . . . READY TO GO

- WHATEVER . . . WILLING . . .

AND IT’S IN THIS TEXT , PAUL’S LAST WILL TO TIMOTHY, THAT PAUL TELLS HIS YOUNG PROTÉGÉ THAT HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO, GO, GET WHERE GOD NEED HIM TO BE, BECAUSE GOD HAS ALREADY SUPPLIED HIM WITH EVERYTHING THAT HE NEED.

VERSE 7- GOD HAS NOT GIVEN YOU THE SPIRIT OF FEAR . . .

POWER

LOVE

SOUND MIND

GOD HAS NOT GIVEN YOU THE SPIRIT OF FEAR, COWARDICE; THE INABILITY TO CONFRONT NEEDED ISSUES.

HOW DAVID UNDERSTOOD SUCH . . .

- IN PSALM 34:1 “I SOUGHT THE LORD . . . FEARS.”

-FRET NOT THYSELF . . .

-THE LORD IS MY LIGHT/SALVATION . . .

-REFUGE . . . HID ME – FIGHT ME . . .

-SHADOW OF DEATH . . .

-GOLIATH . . .

GOD – ABRAM (GENESIS 15:1) “DO NOT BE AFRAID. I AM YOUR SHIELD.”

ABRAM –SHIELD IN BATTLE . . .

PAUL – ROMANS 8:37 “NAY, IN ALL THINGS, WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS.”

WHAT WOULD YOU DO, IF YOU DIDN’T FEAR?

DO THE THANG – GOD GOT YOU COVERED, GOD HAS NOT GIVEN YOU. . .

POWER

ACTS 1:8 “WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER”

LUKE 10:19 “I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY: AND NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT YOU.”

WHO/WHAT THEN ARE YOU AFRAID OF . . .


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