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16 Gospel Glories & 11 Gospel Implications From 2 Timothy

As I mentioned in my last post, I am preparing to go to India with To Every Tribe Ministries. While there, I’ll be teaching through 2 Timothy at a pastor’s conference. As I was reading today, I made a list of 16 gospel glories and 11 gospel implications from 2 Timothy. Here they are:

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 GOSPEL GLORIES

  1. The gospel is the promise of life is in Christ (1:1)
  2. God saved us and called us by grace, not works, through Christ (1:9)
  3. Jesus abolished death (1:10)
  4. Jesus brought life to light through the gospel (1:10)
  5. Jesus brought immortality to light through the gospel (1:10)
  6. The Holy Spirit dwells in us (1:14)
  7. The gospel ensures mercy on the Day of the Lord (1:18)
  8. The gospel is the message of grace in Christ (2:1)
  9. Jesus rose from the dead (2:8)
  10. The elect will obtain salvation in Christ (2:10)
  11. Salvation in Christ involves eternal glory (2:10)
  12. Since we died with Christ, we will also live with him (2:10)
  13. God grants repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth (2:25)
  14. The Scripture testifies to the gospel, which is able to make one wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ (3:15)
  15. Through the gospel, there is a crown of righteousness reserved in heaven for Christians (4:6-8)
  16. The Lord will bring us safely into his heavenly kingdom (4:18)

11 GOSPEL IMPLICATIONS

  1. Don’t be ashamed of it (1:8, 12, 16)
  2. Suffer for it (1:8; 2:3, 9-10; 3:12)
  3. Guard it (1:14)
  4. Be strengthened by it (2:1)
  5. Entrust it to faithful men (2:2)
  6. Remember it (2:8)
  7. Endure in it (2:10-13; 3:14; 4:8)
  8. Rightly handle it (2:15)
  9. Protect it from false teachers (2:14-19, 25; 3:13; 4:3-4, 15)
  10. Preach it always (2:24; 4:1)
  11. Find your hope in it (4:8, 17-18)

Question: How do you think Christians should balance gospel glories and gospel implications?

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