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The ability to persevere in a task or calling. The Christian is called to endure in the face of trial or opposition, and his endurance brings spiritual rewards.

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Giving honor to God the father ,and God the Son, and the Holy Ghost pastor Brooks, and all my preach brethren officers members and friends good morning may God bless you all is my prayer.

Prayer: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight. O Lord my strength and my redeemer. Amen

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Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Topic: Endurance in trouble time

Thesis: All Christians need the Word of God to endure

Purpose: The purpose of this text is to show that “ let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

Introduction: Endurance or Patient is;

The ability to persevere in a task or calling. The Christian is called to endure in the face of trial or opposition, and his endurance brings spiritual rewards.

The ability to persevere in a task or calling. The Christian is called to endure in the face of trial or opposition, and his endurance brings spiritual rewards.

Pastor Brooks today anniversary is one of many rewards God is blessing you with because of your faithfulness as the pastor of Lily Baptist. and may God continue to bless you and your family.

The purpose of this epistle to 2 Timothy the third chapter was to encourage Timothy in his ministry at Ephesus.

The primary theme of the letter is the need for faithfulness in the face of hardship and “Perilous Times”(v v 1-5).

“Last days” (3:1). Many passages in the N.T. indicate the writers were even then living in the “last days” (cf. ; ; ; ). The phrase views our present age as the final historical stage before the predicted “Day of the Lord” spoken of so frequently in the O.T. prophets (, ).
“Terrible times” (3:1). This passage, with others, silences the optimistic view of some that the Gospel message is destined to convert the majority of mankind and usher in an era of peace before Jesus returns. In contrast, Paul sees an increase in evil with moral and social conditions trending from “bad to worse.” The Christian’s challenge is not to usher in universal peace, but to remain true to God in troubled times and aggressively promote the saving Gospel of Christ despite corruption within the church and persecution
“A form of godliness” (3:5). The preceding description is of persons who increasingly put themselves and their own desires ahead of every other consideration. “Form” is morphosis, which emphasizes outward form. People want to keep religion—but they do not want an authentic Gospel which demands they surrender their sins and make a full commitment to true godliness.
Religious charlatans (3:6–9). Paul’s scornful description of those who prey on the weak is devastating. As is the critique of those who want to appear learned but at the same time hold on to “all kinds of evil desires.” The names of the magicians who opposed Moses (cf. ) are not given in the O.T., but their description as men of “depraved” (i.e., utterly corrupt) minds matches the character and motivation of the false teachers Paul foresees emerging during these last days.
Those who want to live godly (3:10–13). There’s really no reason for the wicked to persecute Christians who adopt the world’s basic values and seek simply to get along here. “Don’t tip the boat” is advice followed by too many modern believers. But the “godly” life Paul encourages is one of active commitment to what is right. This means it’s impossible to remain silent about evils and injustice in our society. Pornography, abortion, and the erosion of moral standards is something that Christians increasingly resist. It is this, active resistance, that brings persecution.
God-breathed (3:16). The Gk. word describes ships, their sails filled, carried along over the seas. Paul says every Scripture is the product of the Spirit’s work. He filled the writer and so carried him along that the words produced, though they bear the mark of the writer’s personality, remain the true and certain words of God Himself.
The use of Scripture (3:16–17). Scripture is adequate to protect us from false teaching and to strengthen us for persecution. Specifically, the Word of God is useful for: (1) “Teaching” (didaskalos), a general word; (2) “Rebuking” (elegmos), a word associated with convicting of sin or error; (3) “Correcting” (epanorthosin), a term that means restoring to an upright or original condition; and (4) “Training” (paideia), rearing a child by training and guiding him in how to live. With this, we have all we need to equip us for good works.
Litfin, A. D. (1985). 2 Timothy. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 749). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

God-breathed (3:16). The Gk. word describes ships, their sails filled, carried along over the seas. Paul says every Scripture is the product of the Spirit’s work. He filled the writer and so carried him along that the words produced, though they bear the mark of the writer’s personality, remain the true and certain words of God Himself.

The use of Scripture (3:16–17). Scripture is adequate to protect us from false teaching and to strengthen us for persecution. Specifically, the Word of God is useful for: (1) “Teaching” (didaskalos), a general word; (2) “Rebuking” (elegmos), a word associated with convicting of sin or error; (3) “Correcting” (epanorthosin), a term that means restoring to an upright or original condition; and (4) “Training” (paideia), rearing a child by training and guiding him in how to live. With this, we have all we need to equip us for good works.

The use of Scripture (3:16–17). Scripture is adequate to protect us from false teaching and to strengthen us for persecution. Specifically, the Word of God is useful for: (1) “Teaching” (, doctrine); (2) “Rebuking” , a word associated with convicting of sin or error; (3) “Correcting” , a term that means restoring to an upright or original condition; and (4) “Training” , rearing a child by training and guiding him in how to live. With this, we have all we need to equip us for good works.

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Endurance commended as a virtue for God’s people

Endurance commended as a virtue for God’s people

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Joshua 1:7 KJV 1900
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Galatians 6:9 KJV 1900
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
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1 Timothy 6:11 KJV 1900
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Timothy 2:3 KJV 1900
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Endurance is a hallmark of true Christian profession

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Matthew 10:22 KJV 1900
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
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2 Timothy 2:12 KJV 1900
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Christian endurance originates with God

Romans 15:5 KJV 1900
5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
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2 Corinthians 1:8–9 KJV 1900
8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
2 Thessalonians 3:5 KJV 1900
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

Christian endurance involves standing firm

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1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV 1900
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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2 Timothy 3:14 KJV 1900
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2 Timothy 4:5 KJV 1900
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

The results of enduring is

Salvation

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Hebrews 10:36 KJV 1900
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
James 1:12 KJV 1900
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
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2 Timothy 2:10 KJV 1900
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.

Protection

Revelation 3:10 KJV 1900
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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2 Thessalonians 3:3–4 KJV 1900
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

Spiritual fruit

James 1:4 KJV 1900
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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Romans 5:3–5 KJV 1900
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Encouragement for others

2 Corinthians 1:6 KJV 1900
6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
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Hebrews 12:1–3 KJV 1900
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Examples of endurance

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Revelation 2:3 KJV 1900
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
James 5:11 KJV 1900
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
2 Timothy 3:10–11 KJV 1900
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Summary: 1 Cor 15;3-4
Summary:

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

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