Pastor Caleb Rowe
Mount Zion Church
2 Timothy 1:1-14
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thanksgiving 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. Appeal for Loyalty to Paul and the Gospel 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Paul is in prison and he is on fire for Jesus
Paul was wanting to ensure the gospel would be shared after he is gone
Do not be ashamed of the gospel
Glorify God, serve others and guard the gospel
Paul encouraged Timothy in this time
Fan into the flame of Christ in you
Do you remember when you came to know Jesus?
Do you remember when you have seen God work?
Do not forget God who has empowered and instilled gifts in you
Do not shrink back but explode out!
We are to go out with power to share the Good News
It requires self discipline and and an outward focus
Are you giving your faith away?
Are you faning the flame?
Are you proud of the gospel?
Who are you telling?
Share the gospel and make disciples
We are blessed to Know Jesus so lets’s go out there and Show Jesus