Some Places We Can Find Strength

Some places we can find strength

I. Our faith…2Timothy 1:5

A. Hebrews 11:1 tangible proof of our salvation (can’t see, hear, smell, taste, but you can sure feel it)

B. Ephesians 2:8-9 it is a gift of and from God

C. Galatians 2:20 it is the possession of God

D. Habakkuk 2:4 it is that which guides our steps in God’s will

E. Romans 14:23 it is that which guides our steps in life to avoid sin.

F. Hebrews 4:2 the active ingredient to salvation

(see also Romans 1:16-17)

II. The Spirit…2Timothy 1:6-7

A. Ephesians 4:30 the Spirit within us is also proof in our own selves of what we are and where we are going

B. also 2Timothy 2:19 this seal which ever keeps us in the eyes of the father and calls us to be separate

1. 2Timothy 1:6-7 power over a fear of hell, over a fear of man, over a fear of the future

2. love of those who mistreat us and of those who are lost

3. sound mind, won’t get off on the wrong track forever

III. The Word… 2Timothy 1:13

A. 1John2:3-5 a way to show God that we do love Him

1. God wants us to seek Him (Matthew 6)

2. God wants our worship (John 4:23-24)

3. God will bless us in this (Matthew 7:7-8 )

IV. The Grace of Christ…2Timothy 2:1

A. My Grace is sufficient for thee (2Corinthians 12:9)

B. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5)

C. The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1)

V. Seperation…2Timothy 2:4

A. 2Corinthinans 6:14-18 it is commanded but God will bless, see also Hebrews 11:24-29

B. 2Timothy 2:20-21 seperation is rewarded with honour “a vessel unto honor”, with service (or use) “sanctified and meet for the Master’s use”

VI. The Lord’s Sure Reward…2Timothy 4:7-8 it is our encouragement and our incentive to serve Him all the more

A. 1John 3:3 “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”


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