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Live for Christ’s Reward: 2 Timothy 4:6-8

June 6, 2021 Preacher: Eric Douma Series: 2 Timothy

Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6-8

In this message taken from 2 Timothy 4:6-8, we learn to follow Paul’s footsteps in longing for the reward of Christ in the future kingdom. Paul explains in this passage that the reason he had commissioned Timothy to “preach the word in season and out of season” was because Paul knew his death was imminent. Paul goes on to reflect upon how he was faithful in running the race that God had prepared for him, and how he had guarded the gospel through his apostolic ministry. Paul explains that he was faithful because he was awaiting the reward of Christ in the heavenly Jerusalem. We infer from Paul’s remarks that he knew the intermediate state of the Christian was indeed a blessed state for which every Christian should be excited. Come and hear for yourself why dying in Christ Jesus, even before the resurrection, is a blessed hope every Christian can have.