Reflecting Spiritual Excellence (2 Timothy 4:1-8)
Gearl Spicer, February 14, 2021
Part of the Just In Time - Capturing The Moments series, preached at a Sunday Online service
2 Timothy 4:1–8 (Listen)
4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Just In Time - Capturing The Moments
Reflecting Spiritual Excellence
II Timothy 4:1-8
*Who do you listen to regarding God's Word?
*What are you looking for in the future?
*Our Kairos moments will come as we carefully evaluate
who we listen to and who we look for in life?
*For the TIME will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their
own desires. vs. 3
*For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the
TIME of departure has come. vs. 6
*In the future is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. vs.8
I. CALL TO BALANCE A TRUE REALITY-vs. 1-4
A. Never compromise your calling
B. Live with distinctive convictions
C. Recognize the signs of falling away
II. ANTICIPATE A BRILLIANT FUTURE-vs. 5-8
A. Be alert to every opportunity
1. Never surrender the fight
2. Share the Gospel
3. Finish well
B. Live out your life calling
C. Look for His return
What does your life reflect today?