SURRENDER

Jonah

SURRENDER

Jonah 2:1-10

 

 HELP!!!!!

             Jonah2:1-6

             Hebrews 12:1-2

 

THE HARD-TO-SWALLOW TRUTH ABOUT SURRENDER

             Jonah 1 and 2

 

  1. We have to remember that we deserve death.

 

  1. We have to stop blaming and take responsibility.

 

  1. We have to give up on all other priorities and desires.

 

  1. We have to give up self-reliance and commit to a new owner.

 

WHAT WE GET BY SURRENDERING TO GOD

Colossians 2:13-15

 

–  Victory

 

–  Power

 

Memorial Stones

MEMORIAL STONES

Joshua 4:1-24

 

STORIES OF REMEMBRANCE

             Joshua 4:1-24                 1 Corinthians 11:25                John 12:32

 

–  The next generation must be told about how God has met you and provided power for you in certain situations.

 

–  The events of the past can inspire us and our children for the future. 

 

 

LIVING STONES

1 Peter 2:4-5    Galatians 2:20 1 Corinthians 5:17-18

 

–  Have your own Memorial Day.

 

–  Celebrate new life

 

 

WRESTLING WITH LONELINESS

FAITHFUL ENDURANCE

WRESTLING WITH LONELINESS

2 Timothy 4:9-22

 

LESSONS FROM A LONELY PRISON:

  1. There will always be people who disappoint you.

 Vs. 9-10

 

  1. One person cannot meet all my needs.

Vs. 11

 

  1. Some difficult relationships can be healed.

Vs.11

 

  1. You will have people working against you.

Vs.14

 

  1. There are times when you will have to stand alone.

Vs. 16

 

  1. God will stand with me when others leave.

Vs. 17

 

HOW TO COMBAT LONELINESS

 

  1. Do something with your time.

 

  1. Minimize your pain.

 

  1. Recognize God’s presence.

 

  1. Help others.

 

PREPARED

FAITHFUL ENDURANCE

PREPARED

2 Timothy 4:1-8

 

 

Anticipate His Return

            

             Matthew 25:1-13             1 Peter 4:4         Romans 2:5-8

 

            

             –  Something to take very seriously.

 

  

Fulfill Your Ministry

           2 Timothy 1:13, 2:2, 2:15, 2:24, 3:16

 

           –  We are all in the ministry.

 

KNOW THE TRUTH

FAITHFUL ENDURANCE

KNOW THE TRUTH

2 Timothy 3:10-17

 

 

KNOW THE TIMES—KNOW THE TRUTH

 

A STRONG LIFE BUILT ON GOD’S WORD

             2 Timothy 3:10-17

 

              GODLY EXAMPLE

                          Philippians 2:22       Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

           There is a heritage that has been passed on to you.

 

 

TRUST THE BIBLE

Deuteronomy 32:46-47           Psalm 119:105

 

          Learn it and live it.

 

KNOW THE TIMES

FAITHFUL ENDURANCE

KNOW THE TIMES

2  Timothy 3:1-9

 

 

KNOW THEIR CHARACTER

             2 Timothy 3:1-5

 

  

KNOW THEIR METHODS

2 Timothy 3:6-7

 

  

 

KNOW THEIR END

2 Timothy 3:8-9

 

ENDURANCE

Faithful Endurance

ENDURANCE

2 Timothy 2:1-13

 

BE STRONG

             … in the grace of Jesus Christ.

                          2 Timothy 2:1-2

  

REFLECT

             2 Timothy 2:3-7

 

–  SOLDIERS: Please their commanding officer.

  

–  ATHLETES: Play by the rules.

  

–  FARMERS: Receive their reward at the harvest.

 

  

REMEMBER JESUS

2 Timothy 2:8-13

 

Endure everything for the sake of others.

 

DEALING WITH DIFFICULTIES

Faithful Endurance

Dealing with Difficulties

2 Timothy 1:1-18

 

FINAL WORDS

 

 

 

PREPARED TO SUFFER: Some do’s and don’ts

  –  Don’t fear the difficulties.

           2 Timothy 1:7-8

 

 

–  Do face the difficulties.

           2 Timothy 1:8, 13-14

 

 

–  Don’t face the difficulties alone.

           2 Timothy 1:16-18

 

 

 

BOTTOM LINE

 

–  God has called us and equipped us to persevere in our faith. 

           2 Timothy 1:12     Philippians 1:29, 4:13     Romans 5:3          1 Peter 1:3-7

 

EASTER

Easter

 

RADICAL CROSS

             Romans 5:6-11

 

             –  The uncompromising cross meant the death of Jesus Christ.

 

 POWERFUL LIFE

 

           –   Jesus Christ is victorious over death.

 

           Matthew 28:10

 

  

–  We have His presence and power.

 

           Acts 1:9-11       John 16:5-11       Ephesians 3:16-19     Galatians 2:20

 

 

 

BLOOMING IN THE DESERT

Genesis

Blooming in the Desert

Genesis 37-50

 

 

Joseph: From Penthouse to Prison

             Genesis 39

 

 

Thriving Instead of Just Surviving

 

  1. Refuse to become bitter.

Job 2:9-10           Ephesians 4:30-32

 

 

  1. Decide to bloom where you are planted.

1 Corinthians 7:17, 20, & 24

 

 

  1. Commit to do more than asked, and better than expected.

Colossians 3:17

 

 

  1. Prepare for the battle incredibly well,but remember that God determines the outcome.

Proverbs 21:30-31