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Where No Workman Is Ashamed (7 of 10)
Series: A Life Worth Living
II Timothy 2:14-19
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at Paul's second letter to Timothy if you would. 2nd Timothy chapter 2, and in just a few minutes we'll be studying verses 14-19.
This morning, we're continuing our series of studies on what it means to really live a life that's worth living. And of course, what we're doing in this series of sermons is looking at some of the great people of the Bible and learning from some of the great stories of the Bible to see just what are the characteristics of conspicuous Christians.
So far we've seen what it's like to live:
Where no wall is too tall.
Where no foe is too great.
Where no pain is without purpose.
Where no failure is final.
Where no life is without hope.
Where no Friday is without a Sunday.
We've seen . . .
Joshua stand before the walls of Jericho.
David stand before a giant named Goliath.
Job face a period of pain and suffering that was so bad that even his own wife told him, "Why don't you just go ahead and curse God and die?"
David face the reality and the repercussion of his own sin.
Jesus endure being cut off from the God-head, and take upon Himself the sins of all people of all time, and as a result being forsaken by God so that you and I might not be God-forsaken.
And then last week we saw that even though all of those horrible things happened to Jesus on Friday, we no longer live in the darkness of that day, we now live in the light of Sunday morning. Jesus Christ is risen – He is risen indeed.
Now, this morning as we come to Paul's second letter to his preacher boy named Timothy, I want to talk to you about what it means to live where no workman is ashamed. And really, what I want to share with you this morning is what it means to really please God.
Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 5:9, "Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to ...
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