Sunday, August 25, 2013


Not Ashamed - 2 Timothy Series

2 Tim 3:15-17 New International Version (NIV)

15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures,which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Focus: The Bible fills your tool belt with all the essentials.


All scripture is God breathed and is useful.


1 Corinthians 10:13

New International Version (NIV)

13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

That Convinced

Not Ashamed - 2 Timothy Series 2 Tim 3:10-14

2 Timothy 3:10-14

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Last Instructions

10 But you know all about me. You know what I teach and the way I live. You know my goal in life. You know my faith, my patience, and my love. You know that I never stop trying. 11 You know about my persecutions and my sufferings. You know all the things that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—the persecution I suffered in those places. But the Lord saved me from all of it. 12 Everyone who wants to live showing true devotion to God in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 People who are evil and cheat others will become worse and worse. They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves.

14 But you should continue following the teaching you learned. You know it is true, because you know you can trust those who taught you.

Focus: The truly convinced know the cost and are willing to pay the price.

What does it take to be THAT Convinced?

I. Compelling FACTS


III. Compelling FRIENDS

IV. Compelling FAITH



Sunday, August 11, 2013


"Not Ashamed" 2 Timothy Series 2 Tim 3:1-9

2 Timothy 3:1-9. Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) Many People Will Stop Loving God

3 Remember this: There are some terrible times coming in the last days. 2 People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud and boast about themselves. They will abuse others with insults. They will not obey their parents. They will be ungrateful and against all that is pleasing to God. 3 They will have no love for others and will refuse to forgive anyone. They will talk about others to hurt them and will have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 People will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking and will be so proud of themselves. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. 5 They will go on pretending to be devoted to God, but they will refuse to let that “devotion” change the way they live. Stay away from these people!

6 Some of them go into homes and get control over weak women, whose lives are full of sin—women who are led into sin by all the things they want. 7 These women always want to learn something new, but they are never able to fully understand the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres[a] fought against Moses, these people fight against the truth. Their thinking has been confused. The faith they have and teach is worthless. 9 But they will not succeed in what they are trying to do. Everyone will see how foolish they are. That is what happened to Jannes and Jambres.

Focus: We may face terrible times, but there is no need for our faith to be shaken.

I. Don't be NAÏVE

II. When are the LAST DAYS

Acts 2:17, 2 Peter 3:3-4


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hidden Realities

Not Ashamed - 2 Timothy Series

2 Timothy 2:25-26 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

25 You must gently teach those who don’t agree with you. Maybe God will let them change their hearts so that they can accept the truth. 26 The devil has trapped them and now makes them do what he wants. But maybe they can wake up to see what is happening and free themselves from the devil’s trap.

Focus: Hidden realities affect how you live.