Paul, John Bunyan, Martin Luther discussed on James MacDonald Podcast
This is Paul's message for which I am suffering. You don't hear a lot of sermons on that be faithful to the gospel? So you can suffer. But true words were never spoken and all live godly in Christ will suffer persecution Paul told Titus as priest in my gospel for which I am suffering bound with chains as a criminal. This the apostle Paul we're talking about here like numero Uno disciple after two thousand years, and he's imprison in chains for following Jesus. If that doesn't negate forever the notion that getting it right means life is easier. You're not paying attention. Getting it, right. Sometimes means suffering. He says for which I am suffering bound with chains as a criminal underlying this second underlining the passage for you. But the word of God is not bound, isn't that awesome? If what you really want is the message of the word to go out have no fear, even when you're suffering. Sometimes the word of God is going out through us more powerfully when we're suffering Martin Luther great him. A mighty fortress is our God a bulwark never failing. And then this this phrase the body. They may kill Luther said God's truth abides still. She can't stop the word of God. John Bunyan, John Bunyan is you know. He is the author of what book tick tock tick tock, right pilgrim's progress and Bundy was imprisoned in Bedford England with a little window at the top of his cell and a brick wall outside it, and he would stand up as tall as he could imprison, and he would preach his heart out the wall, and on the other side of the wall crowds gathered and thousands were converted and bunion said I am in prison. But the word of God is not bound. And no matter what you're facing or feeling. Anticipate remember Jesus Christ risen from the dead and -ticipant the victory of God's word. We're going to win we're going to win. We're gonna win. We're gonna win. You came to church today to be reminded. We're gonna win. No weapon formed against you will prosper. What does it say in some twenty-five, no one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. That's where all this is going. And so to be strong in the grace eliminate the drain exalt. The Lord here's the last two. Endure the hardship and expect accountability. I'll let you study eleven through thirteen yourself. I'll just read verse ten. Endure hardship expect accountability. Under endure hardship verse ten therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect. It's remember this is for your children and grandchildren. This is for your extended family. This is for the people you love, you are enduring a lot, and you're absorbing a lot for the sake of the work of Christ. In your family. I endure everything for the sake of the elect that they may also taken the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This is this saying is trustworthy. This was actually a little him in the early church. If we've died with him, we will also live with him. If we endure we will also reign with him. If we deny him he'll also deny us. There's the accountability. If we are faithless as we sometimes are he remains faithful for he cannot deny himself in In then. that, our hope and prayer is that today's message blessed you, and if it did there's a couple of things that we'd love for you to do. You can subscribe you can rate the podcast, and you can review it this podcast is.