2 February 2021
Soldier – Athlete – Farmer – Part 5
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 5 – In continuing to look at the analogy of the athlete concerning our Christian walk, we see that a major part of being effective is bringing our body into subjection. Subduing the desires of the flesh is a must if we are to live in maturity. We see in Galatians 5 that every believer must realize that their flesh has a desire opposite of their spirit. Believers who walk in the spirit (grace) will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh and this generates Kingdom effectiveness in our personal lives and our public witness.