How to Face All That Comes Your Way
- How to finish right because you never know when you are going to be done.
2 Timothy 4:6-
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1. Stand regardless of what others do. (v 10)
2. Embrace the comfort that God brings to your life. (v 11)
Do not push away the people God sends your way.
3. Continue to perpetuate the gospel. (v 12)
Call to salvation
Call to service
4. Grow in your Relationship with God. (v 13)
5. Forgive Others (v14-16)
Forgiveness is a point in time decision only I can make that allows God to start the healing process only he can complete.
6. Rely on Gods: Presence, Power and Provision (v 17-18)