Willing to Follow: Sermon Notes from 2 Timothy 2:8-13 (Sermon by Dr. James R. Burdette)
2 Timothy 2:8-13.
I. The Lord's Preeminence (v. 8)
A. The Lord is risen from the dead.
B. The Lord is "of the seed of David."
II. The Lord's Word [Unchained] (v. 9)
A. Scriptural cross-reference: Philippians 4:22; even as Paul was imprisoned, the Lord's Word had reached the household of Caesar.
B. Historical reference: John Bunyan, who ministered and wrote Pilgrim's Progress while in prison.
C. Contemporary reference: the spread of Christianity in China, despite government prohibition.
III. The Lord's Work [Election] (v. 10)
A. The certainty that some will believe is a great encouragement.
B. Salvation is a work of God.
C. God sends us to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
IV. The Lord's Blessing (vv. 11-13)
A. We "need to remember the promise of God."
B. 2 Tim 2:12b, xref. Jn 3:18.
C. 2 Tim 2:13, xref. 1 Jn 1:9.
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