A. It is important to realize what/who is stable during times of instability (Jeremiah 9:12-24).
- Our anchor is clearly the hope we have in Christ (Hebrews 6:19-20).
- The certainty in Christ is important, because we don’t know what tomorrow holds or if it will even come (James 4:13-17).
- However, that which has been, regarding human behavior, was promised to go from bad to worse even in the first century (II Timothy 3:1-13).
- What the inspired Apostle told Timothy, regarding that message, was to continue in what he learned (II Timothy 3:14-17).
- Timothy, as well as we, can do that because the changes we see in the world do not effect the constant we have in the truth (Mark 13:31).
- We concluded the sermon last week reading II Timothy 2:8-18. The statement following were we left off is the base for our lesson this week.
II. Body: II Timothy 2:19
A. Let’s think about the foundation of God we are speaking of (Isaiah 28:16; cf. Acts 4:10-12).
- We stand upon that foundation by being doers of the word (Luke 6:43-49; cf. James 1:21-27).
- Christ is part of that foundation (I Corinthians 3:9-11).
- The Apostles and prophets are part of that foundation (Ephesians 2:19-20).
- So we can be sure that the kingdom; the church will stand (Hebrews 12:22-29).
- Don’t let the rampant apostasy in the world shake us, for there has always been a remnant (Romans 11:1-5).
- Just remember, that remnant can be very small (Isaiah 1:9).
- His way being our strength (Proverbs 10:29-30).
- Growing up to aright so that we never fall (II Peter 1:3-11).
III. Conclusion: Being built on that solid foundation (I Corinthians 3:9-10), we have to stay solid ourselves (I Corinthians 15:57-58).
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