Called and Committed

Join us for our third installment of the Call of Duty series as we work through a passage of scripture written to encourage and instruct a young leader. In 2 Timothy 2:1-7, Paul encourages a young pastor to serve like a soldier, compete like an athlete, and give like a faithful farmer. Join us as we examine these three professions, and take to heart some valuable lessons that can truly impact our own calling.

 

2 Timothy 2:1-10

A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.

Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. 10 So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen.

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