Paul urges Timothy to continue to remind those he ministers to of the truths of the Christian faith and about the gospel. Remembering God and his dealings with us is an essential part of the Christian life because we tent to lose information so easily.
The sermon concentrates on verses 12b and 13. “If we deny him, he will deny us. If we are faithless, he will remain faithful for he cannot disown himself.” The text itself has always seemed clear to me but I had to re-think the text as I was doing my research and came to a […]
When it comes to most kinds of work you are looking for this quality of person. You are looking for people you trust to get the job done. There are so many people you know who don’t fulfil what they said they would do. This can happen in all kinds of circumstances and it certainly […]
As far as invitations go, you mightn’t think too much of this one! We like invitations that speak of fellowship, personal advantage, even comfort but an invitation to join someone in suffering, for the gospel, isn’t really that exciting. I can well imagine that young Timothy would think to himself, “I’m not at all sure […]
The verse we are looking at tonight is the key verse around which Martyn Lloyd Jones writes his book, “I am not ashamed.” I personally have always found this verse encouraging and I suppose it has some nostalgia for me as when I was growing up Mum used to belong to a choir, and they […]