Making Progress As God's Family
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
May 20, 2018
Central Passage
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

             A.        Worry never brings progress nor does it solve problems; Matthew 6:34 (NKJV)

                         1.         Step out on faith and work out problems; James 1:22

                         2.         We are to edify one another; II Timothy 4:2

             B.        Worrying about why we don’t make progress will not bring progress; Matthew 28:19

             C.        Our study today; “Making Progress as God’s Family”

I.          WE MUST PREPARE OURSELVES FOR PROGRESS:

             A.        All of us must be responsible; Matthew 28:19

             B.        Start with looking to yourself/at yourself; James 1:22-25

                        1.        What can I do to promote progress?

                        2.         Examine our own selves; II Corinthians 13:5

             C.       We must get ourselves prepared; Matthew 7:1-5

             D.       Think in a positive way; Philippians 4:13

                        1.        Deny self; take up your cross; Luke 9:23

                        2.        We all need Christ; John 15:5

                        3.        The power is in the word; Romans 1:16; II Corinthians 12:9

II.         PROCLAIM GOD’S WILL; AFTER WE HAVE PREPARED: Hebrews 5:11

            A.       Get to where the people are; I Corinthians 9:19-23

            B.        Paul wrote; II Corinthians 10:4-5

            C.        Proclaim the power of God; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 4:6-7

III.       WE MUST ALWAYS PRESS FORWARD: Philippians 3:14

            A.        Give it all you’ve got; Matthew 6:33

            B.        Unite with others proclaiming the word; Philippians 3:15

            C.        Satan wants you to wait and waste time; Nehemiah 6:3

            D.        Must be zealous; Titus 2:14

            E.        Keep your eyes on the goal, look to Jesus; Hebrews 12:2

IV.       PERSEVERANCE IS NEEDED; NEVER GIVE UP: Hebrews 6-6

            A.         Be ever alert; II Timothy 4:5; Ephesians 6:10

            B.         God never sleeps; Hebrews 10:32-36; James 1:2, 4, 12

CONCLUSION:

            A.         Paul said; II Timothy 4:6-8

            B.         We, too, must make a commitment to God and His word; John 12:48

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