A Solider, An Athlete, And A Farmer

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In the first chapter of Paul’s last letter (2 Timothy) he talked about the importance of guarding the Gospel that has been entrusted to us. Then, in the second chapter, which we will be studying this coming Sunday, Paul will go on to talk about some of the costs and sacrifices that followers of Jesus will be called upon to make for the Gospel. If the main message of chapter 1 was guard the Gospel then the main message of chapter 2 is to stand ready to suffer for the Gospel. In the opening verses of the chapter, Paul uses three different professions (soldier, athlete and farmer) to explain both why we must suffer and also why any sacrifices we make for the Gospel will be worth it in the end. I hope you can listen in as we continue our exploration of 2 Timothy together by studying chapter 2.