Sept. 5, 2022

104. CBG Podcast Anniversary Sermon


2 Timothy 1:8-9 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

In Christ we have nothing to be ashamed of because our confidence is in  the testimony of our Lord. What is that Testimony? JESUS DIED, HE WAS BURIED, AND HE ROSE ON THIRD DAY, AND HE ASCENDED BACK TO GLORY and SIT ON THE RIGHT HAND THRONE OF GOD AS THE GOD MAN MAKING INTERCESSION BETWEEN A DIVINE PERFECT LOVING FATHER AND A FALLEN BROKEN IMMORAL SINFUL HUMANITY. 

  1.  PURPOSE IS IN CONFIDENCE OF THE GOSPEL

NOR OF ME HIS PRISONER-Paul identified as a Prisoner of the Lord and if Timothy was ashamed to freely preach the Gospel Message of the Lord, he would be denying his relationship to his brother in Christ Paul. Paul perceived his bondage as his badge of honor to suffer on the Lord’s behalf.

  1. PURPOSE IS IN THE CLAIMED STATUS OF BEING A PRISONER FOR THE LORD

BE THOU A PARTAKER OF THE AFFLICTIONS OF GOSPEL ACCORDING TO POWER OF GOD

  1. PURPOSE OF YOUR SUFFERING BRINGS OUT THE PURPOSE OF YOUR CREATOR
  2. PURPOSE MUST BE SEEN IN THE CREATION LOOKING AT THEIR REFLECTION THROUGH THE CREATOR
    1. EPHESIANS 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 

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