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A Disciplined Life for Eternal Reward: 2 Timothy 2:3-7

September 13, 2020 Preacher: Eric Douma Series: 2 Timothy

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3-7

In this message taken from 2nd Timothy 2:3-7 we learn that Timothy and all Christians must not be ashamed of the gospel. Paul uses three metaphors to demonstrate the kind of discipline necessary for the believer to have in order to remain faithful in proclaiming the gospel. The first metaphor of the soldier emphasizes the discipline necessary to focus on the mission and therefore please the commander (Christ Jesus). The second metaphor of the athlete teaches the discipline necessary to win the eschatological prize of salvation. The final metaphor of the farmer demonstrates that hard work pays off in the reception of crops. The crops symbolize the various rewards that believers will receive from Christ for all eternity. Come and hear for yourself about the discipline necessary to live lives dedicated to the service of Jesus Christ.