Category Archives: 2 Timothy

Freedom in Life’s Dungeons

September 24, 2017 The Lord will deliver me… Grace be with you all! Grace is the key to freedom in life’s dungeons! Dungeon Busters: Trust selectively! Forgive freely! Serve sacrificially! Challenge: Turn your dungeon into a distribution center of grace! Sermon Notes 09242017    

Grace be with you all!

Did you hear about the man bitten by a mad dog and rushed to the emergency room?  The Dr. reported: “The tests show the dog had rabies, and now so do you.” The patient immediately took out a pad of paper and a pen and began writing rapidly. The Dr. thought he was making out …

The Dungeon of Loneliness

September 17, 2017 What can we do when people let us down? Action Plan: Identify the trapdoor you fell through. Do not lock the door of grace. Challenge: Who can we trust in? We will never be abandoned by God. Sermon Notes 09172017    

Finishing Strong: The Dungeon of Hardship

September 10, 2017 2 Timothy 4 survey Finishing strong requires an outlook of faith. Perspectives of faith: Listen to God, not the crowd. Look forward, not around. Look for the team assist – rather than going it alone. Challenge: What needs to change to finish strong? Sermon Notes 09102017    

Finishing Strong

A marathon winner is not necessarily the one who blasts off the line fastest, but the one who finishes strongest.  We’ve all seen runners, horses, cars, churches and Christians who specialized in a flashy start, but fizzle before the finish. It is easy to blast out of the gate and tear up the track for …

Getting the Best of a Dungeon Disappointment

September 3, 2017   “The Lord will deliver me!” 2 Timothy 4:5ff God DISappoints my plan for His appointments! Strategies of God’s Disappointment Thriving Plan: Preparation: Recognize the road signs indicating “dungeon ahead!” Acceptance: Accept God’s surprise appointments! Action: Don’t sleep on the stretching rack! Challenge: Make the best of your dungeon experience! Sermon Notes …

The Dungeon of Disappointment

August 27, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/340022041″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] “The Lord will deliver me!” – 2 Timothy 4:5ff How can I handle life’s disappointments? Remember: God DISappoints my plan for His appointments! Recognize the road signs indicating “dungeon ahead!” Recognize the danger signs indicating denial. Challenge: Am I ready for my next mission trip …

Training for Life and Mission

August 20, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/339166571″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Bible is standard equipment for our mission! We each have a mission we must be equipped for. The Bible is reliable and profitable for equipping us. Equipping for mission requires multi-level training. So What? Be thoroughly equipped! Now What? Start a …

The Bible Buffet

  The sign along the highway caught my eye.  It read: “Barney’s Bible Buffet. Take-outs on all orders!” Wondering at the sign, I decided to investigate. I followed the directions on the sign.  “Take a hard-left off Narrow Way onto Broadway.  Follow Broadway as long as it’s comfortable.  Take another left onto Easy Street.  Go …

Life: Assembly Required, Instructions Included

July 23, 2017 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334609240″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Bible is our instruction for life! Following God’s instruction benefits our lives forever. Following God’s instruction requires multi-level training. Challenge: Follow God’s written instruction. Sermon Notes 07232017