June 1, 2014
Farmers reap a harvest through patient attention to the daily demands of their crops and consistent hard work. Like that of the farmer, the Christian experience is made up of diligent attention to life’s ordinary routines. In this message from 2 Timothy 2:4–6, Alistair Begg explores this comparison. Although the prospect can seem daunting, we can be encouraged that our obedience to the law of God in life and ministry flows from communion with the Lord Jesus and is enabled by the grace of God.
3Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
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