IDENTITY: PRISONERS- II TIMOTHY 1:8-9 (11-5-17)

PHOTOS: TOM HANKS
TAYLOR SWIFT
RANDOM GUY
WHAT (OR WHO?!) WOULD MAKE YOU A WILLING PRISONER?
II TIMOTHY 1:8-9 CALL US TO BE PRISONERS OF CHRIST!
THE LINK
FIRST CENTURY ROMAN IMPRISONMENT WASN’T FOR PUNISHMENT.
FIRST CENTURY ROMAN IMPRISONMENT WASN’T FOR PRIVACY.
PAUL IS DESCRIBED AS IN CHAINS OR BONDS 18 TIMES IN THE BIBLE!
THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS FOR US TO BE PRISONERS OF CHRIST: TO BE LINKED TO THE LORD.
THE LENGTH
PAUL OPENS VERSE 8 BY TELLING US WHAT NOT TO DO: NOT ASHAMED!
HE CONTINUES VERSE 8 BY TELLING US WHAT TO DO: SUFFER TOGETHER!
HAVE A TESTIMONY (1:8), NOT TIMIDITY (1:7).
PAUL REFERSTO HIMSELF AS PRISONER 5 TIMES. (Eph. 3:1, 4:1, II Tim.1:8, Plm. 1&9)
THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS FOR US TO BE PRISONERS OF CHRIST: TO GO TO GREAT LENGTHS FOR
HIM.
BEING A PRISONER OF CHRIST MAY BE PAINFUL, BUT IT’S NOT POWERLESS! (II Timothy 2:9)
BEING A PRISONER OF CHRIST MAY BE PAINFUL, BUT IT’S NOT PATHETIC! (Zechariah 9:11-12)