Persevere in Ministry
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Look to God and persevere.
Published October 10th, 2022
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Main point summary
Persevere in Ministry
Main point summary
Be strengthened by God's grace, persevere and endure in suffering in ministry, if you do, you get glory, if not wrath.
Persevere in Ministry
2 Timothy 2:1-13
You then, w my child, x be strengthened by the grace
You then, my dear Timothy, be strengthened by the grace
that is in Christ Jesus,
that is found in Christ Jesus,
and y what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses z entrust to faithful men 1
and all that you heard me teach in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men.
a who will be able to teach others also.
so that they will teach it to others also.
b Share in suffering
Take part in suffering
as c a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
as a good soldier of your commander, Christ Jesus.
No soldier d gets entangled in civilian pursuits,
Soldiers do not get entangled in ordinary day-to-day affairs of the society,
since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
since his sole aim is to please his commander.
e An athlete is not f crowned
An athlete is not rewarded
unless he competes according to the rules.
unless he plays to the rules.
It is g the hard-working farmer
The hard-working farmer is the one
who ought to have the first share of the crops.
who deserves the first share of the crops.
Think over what I say,
Reflect on what I say
for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
because the Lord will help you understand everything.
Remember Jesus Christ, h risen from the dead, the i offspring of David,
Remember Jesus our Messiah, risen from the dead, the seed of David,
j as preached in my gospel,
as proclaimed in my gospel,
k for which I am suffering,
for which I am suffering
l bound with chains as a criminal.
bound with chains like a criminal.
But m the word of God is not bound!
However, the Word of God is not bound!
Therefore n I endure everything for the sake of the elect,
Hence, I continue to endure all that comes at me for the elect.
that they also may obtain o the salvation
in order that they may have the salvation
that is in Christ Jesus with p eternal glory.
that is found in Christ Jesus with eternal glory
The saying is q trustworthy,
The saying is trustworthy,
for: r If we have died with him,
that: If we have died with him,
we will also s live with him;
we will also live with him;
t if we endure,
If we endure,
we will also reign with him;
we will also reign with him;
u if we deny him,
if we deny him,
he also will deny us;
he also will deny us;
v if we are faithless,
if we are faithless,
w he remains faithful—
he remains faithful—
for x he cannot deny himself.
since he cannot deny himself.
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