Transcribed Sermons

A Life Of Gospel Centeredness

Our Faithful Encourager (2 Timothy 2:8-13) by Deacon Glenn Deduque

And this event became one of the life-changing events for the protagonists of that story; simply because they were weak and helpless against the enemy. However, the one who protected them left them with a great encouragement by his brave example and parting words: “If you are feeling disheartened that you are somehow not enough. “Set your heart ablaze.” Dry your eyes and look ahead. You may feel like digging your heels in. But the flow of time waits for no one. It won’t patiently stand by as you grieve. Don’t feel bad that I’m going to die. As a Hashira… It’s natural I’d protect you all. The young buds must be allowed to bloom. Any other Hashira would have done the same as I.”
Like the helpless slayers, Christians are in a battle. They are in a battle to kill their sin. And encouragement is needed to continue fighting this daily battles of the Christian life. And believers find them not on something that is temporary, but something that is eternal, rather Someone that is eternal. Our Faithful Encourager, Jesus Christ, who sets our hearts ablaze not only by His Word and faithful example, but also in His person and work for everything hinges on who He is and what He has done.