A Long Obedience (Week 7): “How to Grow in God’s Word” (Part 2)

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Pastor Jason Mayhall concludes the current sermon series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction,” at Redemption Bible Church, by examining the end of Paul’s letter to Timothy. In it we see Paul’s loneliness and feelings of abandonment. But what also comes through is a need to persevere and a message that forgiveness is a mandatory characteristic of a Christian. Paul places his trust in the Lord, an example we can all look to when we feel alone, for at these times we know God is with us as He was with Paul. In Paul’s final words, he encourages Timothy to visit him and to be a source of encouragement and strength. He encourages Timothy to place his trust in God knowing that He walks with us through hard times.

 

A Long Obedience (Week 6): “How to Grow in God’s Word” (Part 1)

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:4

Pastor Jason Mayhall continues Redemption Bible Church’s look at 2 Timothy, in a series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” Paul continues his message to Timothy, encouraging him and all of us that, by reading God’s word, we will learn about who God is. We will begin to see how God’s spirit will walk with us in every decision. We are always prone to think our ways are better, but we have to look at whether we are going to trust in His word or our own. To believe is to allow God’s word into our heart and let His spirit begin to adjust our lives.

A Long Obedience (Week 5): “How To Be An Example For Christ”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 3:1-13

Redemption Bible Church is examining 2 Timothy to learn about the Apostle Paul’s last letter in a series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” Pastor Jason Mayhall describes a bleak future of what society could become like if it fails to follow Jesus. Lovers of self is a good indicator of where the culture is in relation to God. They love pleasure more than they love God. This environment would pose dangerous challenges for Timothy and the church. Paul describes the evil nature of false teachers and urges Timothy to be different. He urges him to stand apart from the imposters by following his own example and teaching. God’s word is the only reliable anchor to give us the ability to love and practice patience, self-control, and steadfastness in the face of hardship.

A Long Obedience (Week 4): “How to Protect the Church from False Teaching”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Redemption Bible Church continues its series examining 2 Timothy entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches about Paul’s warnings to Timothy, of those who can lead others astray with their words. Words have power, the power to allow God’s truth to keep us on the right path. They can also lead to ungodliness, a belief in false prophets, and violence. We must remember to flee youthful passions, pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart (2 Timothy 20-22). This isn’t just about avoiding sin but surrounding ourselves with others pursuing this goal with others who have the same belief and who will challenge us to keep a pure heart.

A Long Obedience (Week 3): “How to Stay Strong in Christ”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 2:1-13

Pastor Jason Mayhall continues Redemption Bible Church’s sermon series focused on the Book of 2 Timothy entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” In this section, Paul talks about how we need to rely on Christ to give us the strength that we need, we cannot do everything on our own. He then gives Timothy four examples he can follow as he looks at how best to serve Jesus. Paul encourages Timothy to think of himself as a teacher who can multiply the message, mentoring others in discipleship. Paul talks about the focus of a soldier and commitment to discipline of an athlete, that there are no shortcuts beyond giving of one’s time, talent, and treasure. Finally he talks about the farmer, illustrating how the work of sharing God’s grace is not always the most glorious or exciting work, it can be hard, but it leads to the fruit of salvation.

A Long Obedience (Week 2): “How to Guard Against Being Ashamed of Christ”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 1:8-18

Redemption Bible Church continues its sermon series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. Because God has given His Spirit to every believer, Christians have the power to proclaim the Gospel without shame and fear. As Paul’s life demonstrates, proclaiming Christ may lead to suffering. Christians should not be ashamed of Christ or run away from suffering, but we should remember God’s grace. That grace was revealed through the coming and death of the Savior. He saved us, conquered death, and brought life. Paul preached this and was imprisoned for it. He encourages Timothy to follow his example. He shows the two possible paths: fear and fleeing (e.g. Phygelos and Hermogenes) or faith and suffering (e.g. Onesiphorous). He exhorts Timothy to follow the latter path by the power of the Spirit.

 

A Long Obedience (Week 1): “How to Encourage a Friend”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 2 Timothy 1:1-7

This week, Redemption Bible Church starts a new sermon series entitled “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” 2 Timothy is likely the last letter the Apostle Paul ever wrote, a message of encouragement and perseverance to his close friend Timothy. Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches how Christians have the capacity to encourage and reignite one another in the faith. This is exemplified in the relationship between Paul and Timothy as they pray for one another and express the deep bond they’ve shared in Christ. All Christians should urge one another in the faith especially when it is difficult as the Christian life requires a steadfastness that can only be strengthened through God’s word.