But As for You
2 Timothy 4:1-8
I want you to open your Bibles to 2 Timothy 4:1-8. Paul says,
''I solemnly charge you in the presence of God, and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths. But you [literally: 'But as for you'] be sober in all things, you endure hardship, you do the work of an evangelist, you fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as a drink offering and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved his appearing.''
Some time ago I was visiting with a friend that told me about a little incident that had happened in his family. One night he and his wife decided they would like to have a family night out. So they thought it would be nice if they could find a movie that was suitable for the whole family to attend. They looked in the paper. But it's not always easy to tell because they say it's suitable but then they will have about seven exceptions in there. So he decided to call the theater and talk to the manager.
He said, ''Now, I'm planning to bring my wife and children to this movie tonight and you say in the paper that it's suitable. But I want to now if this movie is suitable.''
The manager assured him that it was suitable.
So, taking the managers word, the man took his wife and children to the movie. He said the movie hadn ...
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