Sermons on 2 Timothy

 

The Promise of Life
by Ted Schroder
Paul is writing, at the end of his life, from a prison in Rome. He was chained (1:16) like a criminal, because he was accused of promoting sedition against the Roman Empire by proclaiming Jesus as Lord, and refusing to worship Caesar as Lord. (2:9) Only Luke is with him to tend to his needs. (4:11) He was awaiting trial, and was not expecting to be acquitted. Execution <more...>

The Gift of God
by Ted Schroder
What do you want most for your children, your grandchildren, or your friends: prosperity, good health, success in their careers, common sense, integrity, wisdom, or faith? As far as we are aware St. Paul did not have any biological children, but he had many spiritual children. All those who came to faith in Christ through him, he called his children. He regarded Timothy as his dear son. He first met Timothy and his family on his visit to Lystra in Galatia <more...>

The Virtue of Unpopularity or Being Counter-Cultural
by Ted Schroder
Popularity depends on the group you belong to. What makes you popular in one group may make you unpopular in another. A drunk is not popular in a prayer meeting. A teetotaler is not popular at a fraternity party. A fully covered Muslim woman is not popular in France. A Christian missionary is not popular in Saudi Arabia. Our belief in freedom of speech guarantees our right to disagree with prevailing views in the United <more...>

Passing It On
by Ted Schroder
In a relay race the baton has to be smoothly passed onto the next runner in order for the contest to be won. The changeover is as crucial as the speed of the runners. So it is in changeovers between leaders in an organization, or pastors in a church, or from one administration to the next, or from one generation to another. Critical information needs to be transmitted to the successors in order for them to do their jobs well. The wisdom of the older generation needs to be communicated <more...>

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