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What’s on Your Mind? (4 of 13)
Series: Famous Last Words
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2nd Timothy 2:8-13
If you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Timothy chapter 2. We’re in a series called “Famous Last Words,” because this is the last letter that Paul ever wrote. Tonight, we want to look at 2nd Timothy 2, verses 8 through 13, Paul says, “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the Word of God is not imprisoned.” In The Amplified Version, “Remember Jesus Christ” is written this way: “Constantly keep in mind Jesus Christ.” Man, he would just constantly be on the forefront of your mind. Paul said in Colossians, “Set your minds on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” He told the Thessalonians, “Pray without ceasing.” He says in Colossians chapter 3, “When Jesus, who is our life, is revealed then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” So you think about those things. Okay, think about the things above, not the things that are on earth. Pray without ceasing. Christ is your life. When Christ is your life, you’re thinking about Him all the time. When you’re praying without ceasing, you’re always talking to the Lord and He’s on the forefront of your mind all the time.
So here’s the question: Are you training your mind to constantly remember Jesus? In every situation, in every problem in every joy, in every trial, in every victory, in every valley, remember Jesus Christ. Now I want to give you three exhortations from this passage in 2nd Timothy. Exhortation number one: Remember that He is victorious. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel.” I love that, “Remember Him, risen from the dead…” The only one who has ever risen from the dead, never to die again, is Jesus Christ. You know, Jesus raised some people from the dead. That little girl that He raised from the dead, she had only be ...
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