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.