Sweet Sunday Sermon – 2 Timothy 2 versus 7-13

Right from the beginning of this letter Paul has been trying to inspire Timothy to his task. He has reminded him of his own belief in him and of the godly parentage from which he has come; he has shown him the picture of the Christian soldier, the Christian athlete and the Christian toiler.  

Each of these three occupations need great perseverance to succeed. The solider who stops fighting before the battle is finished,  will never see victory. The athlete who stops running before the race is over will never win the race. The farmer who stops working before the harvest is complete will never see the fruit of his crops. Just as  athletes, farmers, and soldiers are hard-working, believers  must be hard-working spiritually.

And now he comes to the greatest appeal of all–Remember Jesus Christ. “Remember … Jesus Christ”- the supreme model of a faithful teacher (verse 2), soldier (verses 3-4), Athlete (verse 5), and farmer (verse 6). Timothy was to follow his example in teaching, suffering, pursuing the prize, and planting the seeds of truth for a spiritual harvest. Even if every other appeal to Timothy inspiration  gallantry should fail, surely the memory of Jesus Christ cannot. But above all, Timothy was to remember three particular things that were “The heart of the Pauline gospel.”

In verse 8 , Paul is really urging Timothy to:

1- Remember Jesus Christ risen from the dead.

2- Remember Jesus Christ born of the seed of David.

3 Remember the gospel, the good news.

Paul has just explained three illustrations of the Christian life – a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer. Now Paul tells Timothy to “think about” what he said and the Lord would give “understanding.” The word “think” means “to consider carefully,” “to ponder,” or “to mull over.”

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  • Hi,
    Run on Fumes
    You my God fill my cup and make it overflow
    The words of God are not as important as the vessel that is communicating them
    What kind of vessel are you my beloveds
    Are you a top notch selector / DJ operator in the dance of life

    Crate Diggers progressive House

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  • Jeremiah 33:8
    “And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.”

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  • Has anybody seen the son of God
    Is he sitting up on a mountain top
    smoking a big fat doobie
    meditating like a big fat buddha
    or is he building his structure
    exercising hypnotising
    memorising spirit rising
    is he preaching & teaching for reaching
    Where can he be
    it’s a mystery
    is he playing hide and seek
    from the wicked babylonians
    saying to them
    “you can’t catch me”

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  • @Kiki

    Point made, let us move on.

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  • Don’t you worry Jesus is here
    Oh God / Save the Children

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  • John and GP’s twisting of truths / political agendas is a good example / case study lesson to understand how Bible was written in the centuries after Jesus’ death and Christianity religion was formed by people with ulterior motives to implement a system of social rules and propaganda to hold you and control you instead of empower and free your mind. No one owns the truth or defines truth and the truth is all around like energy from the heavens space and universe above the air all around you and the ground beneath you and if you open up your mind body and soul you can learn to absorb the energy inside you like breathing in through all your pores.

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  • ‘The falsity of White history begins and ends with their desire to hide their true nature; that being that they are derived from Albinos. Their efforts to make all peoples of historical significance White, would appear to be their effort to make themselves the “New Normal” i. e. “See everybody important was White, therefore White is good – the best even!” This fabricated concept of themselves, is obviously so satisfying, and so ingrained, that it has become delusional. Even today, there are many Whites who refuse to believe that the ancient Egyptians, and the other original civilizations as well, were Black people! This in spite of the countless evidences to the contrary: Egypt IS in Africa, there are countless statues and paintings which clearly show them to be Black people. Even scientific studies of ancient Egyptian Bones and Mummy tissue,..

    They are so obsessed that they have portrayed Christ as a Caucasian in appearance,though Christ, if He existed at all, was from the middle east!

    He was turned into a White.

    he was a man of simple appearance, mature age, black-skinned (melagchrous), short growth, three cubits tall, hunchbacked, prognathous (lit. ‘with a long face’ [macroprosopos]), a long nose, eyebrows meeting above the nose … with scanty [curly] hair, but having a line in the middle of the head after the fashion of the Nazaraeans, with an undeveloped beard.”

    This short, black-skinned, mature, hunchbacked Jesus with a unibrow, short curly hair and undeveloped beard bears no resemblance to the Jesus Christ taken for granted today by most of the Christian world: the tall, long haired, long bearded, white-skinned and blue eyed Son of God. Yet, this earliest textual record matches well the earliest iconographic evidence.

    The earliest visual depiction of Jesus is a painting found in 1921 on a wall of the baptismal chamber of the house-church at Dura Europos, Syria and dated around 235 A.D. The Jesus that is “Healing the Paralytic Man” (Mark 2:1-12) is short and dark-skinned with a small curly afro ……

    “The farmer who stops working before the harvest is complete will never see the fruit of his crops.”

    Who were these farmers?
    Caucasian ( Albinos)?

    Cancer Research UK – Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week
    Working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer (link is external).

    Construction workers had the highest number of deaths (44% of deaths), followed by agriculture workers (23% of deaths).

    US Construction Workers Are Dropping Dead—Here’s Why
    By Chris Roberts, the Observer.

    Between 1992 and 2016, 783 American workers died because of exposure to excessive heat, and nearly 70,000 were “seriously injured,” according to federal figures. Heatstroke, in case you didn’t know, is extremely bad even if you survive. Your organs can fail and you can suffer brain damage. One hot day at work can quite literally ruin, or at least negatively shape, the rest of your life.

    Construction workers account for about 6% of the total workforce in the United States—a figure that does fluctuate during economic boom and bust cycles—but has accounted for 36% of heat-related deaths since 1992, according to a study published on July 22 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

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  • THE ARABIAN PENINSULA IS MAINLY A HOT, HOT, DESERT.

    MECCA’S UV (ultra violet) INDEX IS THE MAX. OF (11) FOR MOST OF THE YEAR.

    WHITE OR “ALMOST” WHITE PEOPLE COULD NOT SURVIVE IN ARABIA WITHOUT BEING COVERED FROM “HEAD-TO-TOE” WITH CLOTHING!

    THE NOTION THAT THESE PEOPLE COULD BE NATIVE TO ARABIA IS A SILLY JOKE TO MOST, AND A CRUEL HOAX TO THOSE “PALE” PEOPLE SO TAUGHT.

    The Thawb (Arab Robes) Emblematic of Arab culture, is not Arab at all. The original Arabs, like the Egyptians, Berbers, Mesopotamian’s, Elamites/Persians: had Black skin, they did not need the Head to Toe protection from the Sun that the Thawb affords. It is not known who invented the Thawb, but it is known that even though the Turks once ruled from Baghdad, they hated to go there because of the hot climate and burning Sunshine. Being that the original Turks were a very pale skinned Albino people who needed protection from the Sun, it is likely that they invented the Thawb.
    Even with all of the above proofs and logic, we know that there are those delusional “Many” who will still insist that those Turks and Turk Mulattoes are really Arabs.

    “The inhabitants of this part of Arabia nearly all belong to the race of Himyar. Their complexion is almost as black as the Abyssinians,”– Baron von Maltzan, ‘Geography of Southern Arabia’ (1872)

    “ [the Hamida are] small chocolate colored beings, stunted and thin… with mops of bushy hair… straggling beards , vicious eyes, frowning brows … armed with scabbards slung over the shoulder and Janbiyyah daggers…” a people “of the great Hejazi tribe that has kept his blood pure for the last 13 centuries…”– Sir Richard Burton (1879).
    In Arabia the first inhabitants were probably a dark-skinned, shortish population intermediate, between the African Hamites and the Dravidians of India and forming a single African Asiatic belt with these.”– Handbook of the Territories which form the Theater of Operations of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its Associated Companies

    In scouring for these comments, one can’t help but wonder: Who in the hell could possibly believe that Pale people could be native to a Hot land with burning Sunshine and a UV index guaranteed to fry all but the darkest people. It’s delusional, just delusional!

    The original Turks were a Central Asian Albino people, just like the Germanics and Slavs now in Europe and Russia: And they were just as Pale as the Germanics and Slavs too. However, admixture with the native Blacks of Anatolia, North Africa, The Middle-East, and Arabia, has significantly changed the Turk phenotype.
    Today – with the help of European Albino media, the Turk mulattoes have completely usurped the Arab identity, along with that of the original North Africans and Middle-Easterns.

    From early on, after Black Arabs were introduced to Albino Turks sometime in the early centuries of the modern era, the Arabs showed a distinct liking for Albino Turk Women. We do not know exactly when the two groups came to know each other, but Turkish Slave Soldiers (Mamluks) were an ever present presence in Arab Armies, and Albino Turkish Women; according to Orientalist paintings, were the mainstays of Arab harems.

    This of course explains the very high incidence
    of Mulattoes in North Africa and the Middle East.
    Clearly the Turks had more on their minds than being Slave Soldiers for Black Arabs,
    and having Black Arabs sexing their Women.

    The Turks were the last of Asia’s Albinos to be chased out of Asia by the Mongols, but the impact of their Empires and politics has been great and enduring. Over the centuries they gradually took over greater parts of the Arab World, until they had all of it, and had made the Arabs their Vassals and irrelevant.After the breakup of the Turkic Ottoman Empire , these Turks became the inheritors of power, continuing the disenfranchisement of local Blacks.

    JEWS:
    There is of course no such a thing as Jewish DNA, they are Turks: and Turks, just like Germanics and Slav’s, are merely the Albinos of Black Asians.

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