We must work hard to pass on the gospel to those who will pass on the gospel.
We've learned that God has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit (1:1-7) in order to help us guard the gospel (1:8-18). Now we are told that the gospel is to not only be guarded but also to be passed on to others (2:1-7). And this work of multiplying the gospel calls for fresh supplies of gospel grace, a grace that not only saves us but sustains us in the work of passing on the gospel to others. Three analogies (the solder, the athlete, and the farmer) help us to grasp the loyalty, self-discipline, and work ethic that is to mark the character of the Lord's people. We must think often and clearly about gospel grace and the character it creates if we are going to effectively pass on the gospel.
Sermon Title: "Make Sure You Pass on the Gospel"
Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-7
Preacher: Pastor Brandon Bellomo
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