“Preach the Word!” > 8-11+12-12

The text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8  ….   Note: you may have to click on the “read more” button below to reveal the audio link.    ….    The Context: As Paul comes to the end of his life, the issue of greatest importance is on his mind – that the Word of Christ , the Gospel, continue to be preached after his death.  It is the proclamation of this Gospel that will most honor God and provide hope for a deceived world.  Therefore it must be passed on to sons in the faith like Timothy.    ….    Dan B. delivers this weeks message in the series : “Living the Truth; the Book of 2 Timothy”.    ….   The “Word” Paul charges Timothy to preach is the Gospel. See 1 Corinthians 15: 1-8. Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, and appeared again!!.  Paul’s first urgent reason for Timothy to preach is that Jesus is coming again, and God the Father is watching. Let Jesus be honored in all you do!!.    Paul urges Timothy to be prepared at all times, be on call,  and suffer like a soldier for Jesus because the battle is real.  ….    Paul’s second reason to Timothy is that there will come a time when men will not put up with sound doctrine, and all they will want to hear, like the old Fleetwood Mac song says, is for  the pastors to “tell them lies, tell them sweet little lies” that fit what  they want to hear.     ….    The third urgent reason Paul urges Timothy to preach is that Paul is at the end of his life and it is time to “pass the baton”   ….   Jesus can be found  on EVERY PAGE  of the Bible and His message should be spread in that way.    Finish the race, even tho your bones are tired!!