Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
We’ve been taking some words of encouragement from Paul’s epistle to Timothy. I want to know, Have you been listening?
He has been talking about what we are to keep (that is the Truth of the Gospel committed to us), and what God keeps (that is our eternal destiny commited by faith to Him.
Somewhere in God’s record your name will appear. If you have committed your eternal destiny into His hands, He will keep it secure until the day of redemption.
But there is more than just escaping hell and going to heaven. Will your name have after it, “One who walked the pathway of suffering and service, One who was valiant for the Truth, and One who went out of the way to minister to the saints?
Or will it say, One who forsook his friend and turned away from the Truth either in word or deed or both.
Paul writes so that we can “Find Courage for the Conflict” and endure till we receive our reward.
Maybe you are battling with a decision right now? What is God saying from these words of the Apostle Paul written 2000 years ago to the decision you have to make today?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.