He Is Risen
Abolished death and Brought Life and Immortality
II Tim. 1: 3-10
Pew Bible Pg. 966
I. Rekindle the gift of God that is within you. II Tim. 3: 6-7
God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
II Tim. 1:7
Wage a spiritual warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith.
I Tim. 1: 18-19
I appeal to you brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind Rom. 12: 1-2
A. What does it mean to rekindle your faith?
1. Why would you need to do it?_______________________________________________
2. Spiritually how have you failed? _____________________________________________
B. In what ways are you going to do the renewing necessary? ___________________________
1. Using the verses above what practical things can you do? __________________________
2 How can this resurrection Sunday remind you of the necessity of rekindling your faith?
II. Dont be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord. II Tim. 1: 8a
Let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and grace to help in the time of need.
Heb. 4: 16
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put your confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put your confidence in princes.
Because he cleaves to Me in love, I will deliver him, I will protect him, because he knows My name. When he calls to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
Ps. 91: 14-16
A. In what way was Peter ashamed of the Lord? ____________________________________
In what way did he declare great boldness (Acts 4: 13-19?) ___________________________
B. In what way did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego show great boldness (Dan. 3: 16-18)
C. In what ways have you boldly stood for the Lord?__________________________________
D. In what ways have you failed Him?
1. What do you need to do? __________________________________________________
2. Have you done it? _______________________________________________________
III. Share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God. II Tim. 1: 8b
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Rom. 8: 18
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?... No in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Rom. 8:35, 37