Teacher, Soldier, Athlete, Farmer

In the strength of Christ’s grace, followers of Jesus are called to teach others and endure with a single-minded, obedient, hard-working devotion to Jesus. In part 3 of Faithfulness in Hardship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 2 Timothy 2:1-7.

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Study Notes

Some Context First…

As followers of Jesus, let us…

  • be strengthened by His grace (2:1)
  • teach others (2:2)
  • be devoted to Christ first (2:3-4)
  • obey God’s Word (2:5)
  • work hard (2:6)
  • reflect on these words (2:7)

Spiritually maturing persons…

  • find their strength in the Christ’s grace
  • entrust the gospel to others so they can teach others
  • share in Christ’s sufferings
  • seek to please Christ first
  • pursue obedience to God’s Word
  • work hard in anticipation of heavenly reward
  • reflect consistently on the truths of Scripture

Applying the Text

  • Teach
  • Love
  • Obey
  • Work
  • Rely