Following Christ

June 18, 2017 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Finish Strong

Passage: 2 Timothy 2:3–2:7

TITLE: “Following Jesus – Not for Sissies!”
TEXT: II Timothy 2:3-7
SERIES: Finish Strong

Introduction

“Share in suffering.”

1. Endure hardship as a ________________. vv. 3-4

“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”

To be a good soldier of Christ Jesus, one thing is required: _________________________.

 

2. Endure hardship as a ______________. v. 5

“An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.”

To be an athlete of Christ Jesus, one thing is required: _________________________.

 

3. Endure hardship as a _______________. v. 6

“It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.”

To be a farmer of Christ Jesus, one thing is required: _________________________.

 

Conclusion

Application Questions

1. What were told about the Christian life that wasn’t accurate?
2. How are you being entangled or distracted by life pursuits?
3. Which one of the three analogies to you most relate to and why?
4. Are you willing to endure hardship for the gospel?

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