I Know Whom I Believed - Page 1 07222012 zarahlim
I Know Whom I Believed
At the end of the message, the congregation must be able to:1.
Recite 2 Timothy 1:12 by heart.2.
Enumerate at least 3 important things that they want to commit to God.3.
List down what the Bible says about Jesus (and what He is able to do) regarding these matters.4.
Act on our real purpose for living (to worship God).
The Story of William Tell
The boy stood firm and still. He was not afraid, for he had all faith in his father's skill.
The Story of Abraham Offering Isaac
Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”
Behold, the fire and thewood,
but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
am said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”
So the two of them walked ontogether.9Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on thealtar, on top of the wood.10 Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
Both sons willingly committed
their lives into their fathers’ hands,
knowing fullwell that their fathers are able to keep them safe.
Paul had a similar kind of faith:
he which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him
against that day.”
2 Timothy 1:12 (KJV)
Today we will look at 4 things:1.
Whom do we believe
/ Where do we put our trust?2.
What do we know about
the one we believe in?3.
What are we committing
to the hands of the one we believe in?4.
What is our part
in all these?
But first, let’s
take a look at some background information on
Paul’s second letter to Timothy.