by Jeff Schreve

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Series: Famous Last Words
Jeff Schreve
2 Timothy 2

If you have your Bible, please turn to 2nd Timothy chapter 2. We're in a series on 2nd Timothy and are calling it ''Famous Last Words,'' because it was the last letter that Paul ever wrote before he was beheaded under the persecution of Nero.

Now some of you know a few years ago, Matt Reynolds and I, we'd been working out for a while, and then he dropped his membership at Minton's, and so I lost my workout partner. And I was wondering what he was doing. And he was doing something at home, and then he invited me. He said, ''Well, come to my house at 6:00 in the morning.'' He said, ''Let's do CrossFit.'' I didn't know what CrossFit was. He said, ''Well, you'll like it. It's, just like weights.'' It's not like weights at all! It was a near death experience at CrossFit (laughter). It was only about 20 minutes, but you never stopped. It was like running a car in the red line for 20 minutes and waiting for the engine to blow up. That's the way I felt with CrossFit. And it was all these squats and just these different things that you do. I remember one day, after we ran a bunch and did all this stuff, I was on the floor of his garage and my heart was just pounding. And I thought, I could die! This could be Death Fit, not CrossFit, you know. The people that do this stuff are incredible.

Now, in the Christian life, God wants us to be Cross fit, fit for the Cross of Jesus Christ. He wants us to be strong. Now those people that are doing that stuff, they're in great shape. You have to be in great shape. You have to be strong. You have to have lots of endurance to do those CrossFit exercises without dying. But in the Christian life, I do recommend it. And God wants us to be strong. The Scripture says in Ephesians, ''Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.'' Nobody wants to be a weak Christian. When I first became a Christian and the Lord started to work in my life as a s ...

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