30 December 2020
Soldier – Athlete – Farmer – Part 3
In our series, “Soldier – Athlete – Farmer,” Pastor Sean takes us through 2 Timothy 2:1-7 looking into the final epistle that Paul wrote before being martyred. This letter was specifically written to Timothy Paul’s son in the faith and now Pastor of the church at Ephesus. Paul shares 3 different professions that are designed to give Timothy understanding concerning his walk with God and his ministry. From these examples, we will glean truth from the Lord for our lives today. Knowledge from the Scriptures multiplies grace and peace in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Tim 2:7 Think over these things I am saying [understand them and grasp their application], for the Lord will grant you full insight and understanding in everything. AMP
Part 3 – 2 Timothy 2:3, 4 – You, therefore, must endure hardship as a good (worthy, distinguished) soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
Today we take a look at what someone in Bootcamp goes through in order to be prepared for the rigors of real battle. We then apply this to our service in the Kingdom of God as soldiers of Christ.