Here at the end of 2 Timothy, we read St. Paul's final words to Timothy and his last recorded words to the Church. As we consider the end of the great apostle's life, we can say he finished well. Don't we all want to finish well? This sermon examines three marks of Paul's life that enabled him and can help us to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith, even to the end.
This Sunday we considered the importance of feeding on Holy Scripture based on Paul's admonition to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16. May we open our Bibles expecting to be drawn into a life of participation with the true and living God on his terms. The passages for the day were:
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
In 2 Timothy 2:8-15, St. Paul tells Timothy to, "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead." And that though he (the apostle) is bound, the Word of God is not bound. Our Christian faith is a revealed faith and our God is a God who wants to be known. He is speaking. He is making himself known.
In this sermon, our deacon, Sean Ewing uses Paul's letter to Timothy (2 Timothy 1:1-14) to explain our vocation as Christians, our holy calling in this world.