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.