Foothill Baptist Church
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

25 Nov 2018

 

“What God Can’t Do”

2 Timothy 2:1-15

2 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying:  For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him:  if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful:  he cannot deny himself.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

KJV

The Appeal Renewed

2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.  3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.  5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.  6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.  7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David.  This is my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal.  But God’s word is not chained.  10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

11 Here is a trustworthy saying:

  If we died with him,
      we will also live with him;
12 if we endure,
      we will also reign with him.
  If we disown him,
      he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless,
      he remains faithful,
      for he cannot disown himself.

Dealing With False Teachers

14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things.  Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.  15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

NIV
  1. Can’t Turn His Back on His Children
  2. Can’t Go Back on His Word
  3. Can’t Turn Any Away Who by Faith Believe