Monthly Archives: May 2015

Difficult Relationships and an Unfailing Friend | 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Introduction At first glance, this text looks like a hodgepodge of disconnected ideas.  Some people skip right over it and figure Paul’s personal business back then is of little consequence to the church today.  But the faithful student of God’s Word has a much different view of this text.  They know that every [...]

Paul’s Example of Finishing Well | 2 Timothy 4:6-8

  audio mp3="https://canyonverdedownloads.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/2-timothy-4-6-8-pauls-example-of-finishing-well.mp3"][/audio This is not a complete recording of this weeks message, please see the written text below for the complete message. Introduction It’s never good news when the doctor calls and says: Your test results came in. We need to see you right away. When someone is faced with a serious illness or terminal cancer, [...]

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Faithful in the Present | 2 Timothy 4:5

  Introduction   The Apostle Paul likes to use analogies about running. I strive to discipline my body and keep it under control in every area. (1 Corinthians 9:27) So, I work out and I run. I run long distances. I like to listen to good preaching while I’m running, so I’m disciplining [...]

Imminent Demands of the Gospel | 2 Timothy 4:1-2

Introduction   In the mid 1860’s, a French sculptor was commissioned to create the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty was placed on her pedestal in the late 1880’s. Do you know what was not in the sky in the 1880’s? Airplanes. The airplane was not invented until the early 1900’s. The sculptor probably [...]

Excellence in Life | 2 Timothy 3:16-4:8

  Introduction   In the last part of the 20th century, it has been exciting to see the church in China explode in size.  In the early 1900’s it would have been difficult to find any Christians in China and now there is a thriving church.  Now, some of the church is still [...]