by Jeff Schreve

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It’s All About People (13 of 13)
Series: Famous Last Words
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 4:9-22

If you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Timothy chapter 4. We’ve been in a series on 2nd Timothy, and in chapter 4 Paul knows that his departure is very near. And that song, “Wait, I Can Hardly Wait” would definitely be part of the apostle Paul because he knows in the future there was laid up for him the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, was going to award to him on that day. And Paul was pretty excited, as you can imagine, about being able to experience the Lord face to face and see Him and all His glory. And so he knew the end was near. And in 2nd Timothy chapter 4, the last chapter that Paul ever wrote – it’s recorded in Scripture – he talks about some personal concerns as he closes out the book.

Now, when I was in seminary, one of my favorite professors – he and I have grown even closer over the years – Dr. Wayne McDill. Wayne McDill really influenced me on the book that I wrote, “Runaway Emotions,” because I took a class from him that was titled, “The Message in Your Emotions.” It was more of a seminar look at the negative emotions. And so he and I collaborated on this book, “Runaway Emotions,” which is really written for just the everyday guy. You don’t have to be a seminary student to pick it up and understand it and put it into practice. And so I still remember being in class one time with Dr. McGill, in preaching class, and he came out and he asked us this question. He said, “Guys, what is ministry all about?” He said, “What’s it all about? Is it about the Lord Jesus Christ? Is that ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ?” And, you know, you can come up with a verse in Philippians 2, “Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.” And so is ministry just all about Jesus? Or, he said, “Is ministry just all about sharing the Word of God, because “The grass withers, and ...

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