Pastor Nathan’s sermon this week is entitled, “Suffering can unleash the Gospel, and is about the importance of faith and endurance in the Christian life as seen in 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Key Points:

  • The Gospel Means and Gospel Creed: The way the gospel spreads is by remembering who Christ is and the suffering he endured. The gospel message itself is summarized in the short creed: “If we have died with him, we will also live with him. If we endure, we will also reign with him.” 
  • God’s Word is Not Bound: Even though Paul is imprisoned, the word of God cannot be stopped. This doesn’t mean we can be passive – instead we are called to spread the word through our obedience and suffering.
  • Salvation Through Faith and Endurance: We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, but this faith is accompanied by a life of enduring suffering, similar to what Christ himself experienced.
  • Assurance of Salvation: The Christian life is a battle and even if we stumble or struggle, Jesus’ intercession will ultimately keep us as we endure till the end.

Watch the full teaching below: