Enduring Hardships

 

ll Timothy 2:8-15

 

How do we endure the hardships associated with the Christian life?

 

1. Remember Jesus Christ.

 

  - Jesus is the only way to salvation. But to accomplish our salvation, He had to suffer greatly.

 

  - His resurrection should encourage those of us who suffer.  We can be hopeful in Christ.

 

2. Remember the lost.

 

  - Paul wanted others to share in the salvation that Jesus brings.

 

  - To reach our community with the Gospel, we must all be a witness.

 

3. Remember God's faithfulness.

 

  - God is faithful to reward those who endure hardships for His sake.

 

  - Romans 6:8

 

  - Romans 8:17

 

4. Remember our call to faithfulness.

 

  - Because God will examine us, we should build our lives on His word, and allow His word to direct our paths.

 

  - A believer who remembers his call to faithfulness and is diligent in serving God will not be ashamed to stand before God.