2 Timothy 2:8-13
Suffering for the Gospel

Suffering for the Gospel

Paul continues to brief his protege, Timothy, on the realities of preaching the gospel.  And he wants Timothy to know that he will suffer for the gospel; but the suffering experience of Jesus, of Paul himself, and of Christian believers all indicate that suffering for the gospel produces great benefit.

Sermon Outline

  1. The experience of Jesus
    • God's strength
    • Jesus' finished work
  2. The experience of Paul
    • criminal charges
    • God's word isn't chained
    • the fruit of our labours
  3. Our common Christian experience
    • if we died with him, we will live with him
    • if we endure, we will also reign with him
    • if we disown him he will also disown us
    • if we are faithless, He remains faithful
  4. Application