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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Willing to Follow: Sermon Notes from 2 Timothy 2:8-13 (Sermon by Dr. James R. Burdette)

[The following are sermon notes from yesterday morning's worship service at New Georgia Baptist Church.]

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B. Historical reference: John Bunyan, who ministered and wrote Pilgrim's Progress while in prison.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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