Faithful Saying-Paul is going to be giving his young preacher boys some topics that they should preach on, these topics had been preached on time and time again, so much they had become sayings, just like we have sayings….Fill in the blank
A dime a….Dozen
When it rains it…. Pours
On a wing and a….Prayer
Raining cats and…. Dogs
Bite the ….Bullet
The early bird gets the…Worm
Where there's a will there's a….Way
Don't count your chickens before they're….Hatched
A stitch in time saves….Nine
All good things must come to an….End
Rome wasn't built in a…..Day
Absence makes the heart grow…Fonder
Paul wanted to make sure that Christians heard messages about these topics (Not the ones we listed) the first we are going to look at is this one.
2 Timothy 2:11-13-This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Baptism-An outer show of laying down your old life and begin a new life, or another way to look at it is, dying to self, and begin living for Christ.
Galatians 2:20-I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
We Shall Also Live With Him
I can face whatever tomorrow throws at me because of what the future holds for me!
I can handle the passing of a love one, (if they are saved) because I know we will never be separated again!
I can handle the tears on this old earth, because I know when I reach Heaven’s shore all those tears will be wiped away!
I can handle sorrows down here, because when I walk through those pearly gates there will be rejoicing forever more!
I can deal with junk down here, the trials, the tribulations, the sufferings, the pains, the misery, the time of want, the times of need, because of the glory that’s in store for me!
What I’m Trying To Say: I Can Handle The Hell Down Here Because Of The Heaven Up There!
The String (Francis Chan)-A time line of your existence, you got this red line and it represents your time on this earth, and for some all they are consumed with is the red part….I can’t till, I get here(18 or 21 or 65) or I’m going work hard here and save, and enjoy life here! The Bible says, what I do down here is going to determine how I’m going to spend eternity, and where I’m going to spend eternity!
People spend their whole life trying to be happy, and comfortable, instead of investing their life in what is everlasting!