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Remembering Who Jesus Is! -- 2 Timothy 2:8-14a

Remembering Who Jesus Is! -- 2 Timothy 2:8-14a
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 31, 2008 AM

Who is Jesus to you? Think about that for a moment, will you? Who is Jesus to you? Is He some nice guy who went about doing good or perhaps a good guy who went about being nice? Is He the Son of God for you, the messiah, or perhaps your little buddy that you keep on your dashboard just for insurance sake? Who is Jesus for you? In today’s world there are many perceptions of who Jesus is, some of them right on and some of them quite odd. I believe as never before, Christians need to remember who Jesus is.

This question was forefront in the mind of Paul when he wrote his pastor friend Timothy at Ephesus. He wanted Timothy to never forget and to continually remind others of “these things.” In today’s world we as believers in Jesus must be about remembering who Jesus is. He is not “Jesus Christ,” in the sense that we equate this as his personal name, but rather He is the Savior of the world. Paul wanted Timot…

Being Strong In God’s Grace! -- 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Being Strong In God’s Grace! -- 2 Timothy 2:1-7
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 24, 2008 AM

Not everything nor everyone in our life is worthwhile. We discover this when we purchase cable or satellite TV or when we have friends that desert us during a time of crisis. Having 500 channels of nothing or fair-weather friends gets disappointing in a hurry. This holds true for much of what is equated as “spiritual” in our world as well. Here’s what I mean: We get so distracted so easily as people. Like honey bees, it is as if each little blossom in life demands our attention, wilted or not, and we busily flit from flower to flower.

What then is to attract our concerted effort and examination? Paul makes it clear that not everything is life is worthwhile when he wrote that “‘Everything is permissible’—but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible’—but not everything is constructive.” (1 Corinthians 10:23) This was certainly true for his friend Timothy who needed to be strong in God’s gr…