Worship and Bible Study
Sermon: Strength in Grace
Series: Facing Jesus: Divine Training
Text: II TImothy 2:1-13
The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Suggested Devotional Reading for Friday, July 31:
Galations 2:15-21 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Series: Facing Jesus
Text: II Timothy 1:1-14
The setting of Paul’s second letter to Timothy is very different from his first. Paul now is in prison probably awaiting execution at the hands of Nero. His access to the outside world is much less than it was when he was only under house arrest. Paul is writing to encourage Timothy. A theme he repeats throughout this letter is confidence (II Timothy 1:12; 2:11-13; 4:2). Timothy should not become disheartened because Paul now is facing execution. Paul reminds Timothy of the central theme of grace. Grace is God’s love in action. Nothing can overturn or overpower this grace. This is the confidence not only of Timothy but of all Christians.
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The Epistle to the Ephesians
June 3, 2015
Paul in this chapter is offering nothing less than a blueprint, a model of the church not as it is but as it should be. Paul affirms again and again the unity of the church. The unity however is not an end in itself. It is the result of focusing on the truth which is in Jesus alone. Paul mentions the theme of truth several times throughout this chapter (vv. 15, 21, 24, 25). This truth stands over against the darkened futility of the world which is simultaneously a danger and a mission for the church.
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