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Battling Against The Current


Series Summary: For the Jesus follower it often feels like they are battling against the current of life with everyone moving in the opposite direction. The Apostle Paul who had battled against the current for most of his life prepares Timothy, his young protégé, with what he needs to stay alive in the current. In this series, we will learn the survival skills that are needed if we are to thrive in the battle against the current.

Series Scripture: 2 Timothy

Key Scripture: “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12

  Battling the Home Stretch

Core Truth: When we have battled the current for so long it can feel like the home stretch is the hardest and the longest. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fatigue can drain our energy and we can wonder if we will make it. The Apostle Paul had reached the last stretch and shares what kept him going and how we can finish the battle well.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6-22

Speaker: Sam Devine ~ Lead Pastor

Date: August 19, 2018

  Battling Popularity

Core Truth: The pull and the temptation to gain popularity is strong because our hearts crave acceptance, worth and significance. If we are to please God and complete the mission that He has given us then we need to battle against this current. The Apostle Paul charges Timothy with the essentials that he needs if he is to stay on course. We need them also.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-5

Speaker: Sam Devine ~ Lead Pastor

Date: August 12, 2018

  Battling Hypocrisy

Core Truth: Hypocrisy happens when we try to live our lives under two masters. The pull of the current to love God and to love the world is strong. It constantly tries to pull us away and deceive us into thinking we are pleasing God. Only God’s grace and truth can save us from our self-deception and keep us moving forward in humility and faith.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Speaker: Kyle Smith ~ Youth Pastor

Date: August 5, 2018

  Battling Dissention

Core Truth: There is always a strong current to go with the flow of what others are saying about someone or something. It is so easy to add your voice of dissent. It takes courage to battle against dissention by choosing to listen, respect and when needed, speak with grace. Learn how we can do that.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Speaker: Nathan Wachal - Associate Pastor - Community Initiatives and Worship Arts

Date: July 29, 2018

  Battling Instant Gratification

Core Truth: The current of instant gratification is strong. We expect a certain level of life and treatment and we believe we should have it as soon as possible. This current wants to rob us of our peace and joy. How can we battle this current so that our lives become much more about the here and now? How can we live for ultimate glory?

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Speaker: Sam Devine ~ Lead Pastor

Date: July 22, 2018

  Battling Mediocrity

Core Truth: You are made to soar. To grow and become all that God has made you to be for His glory. The temptation is to settle for less. To give into the current of mediocrity by going with the flow instead of living by faith. The Apostle Paul gives his young protégé and us three pictures of what it looks like to soar.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3-7

Speaker: Sam Devine ~ Lead Pastor

Date: July 15, 2018

  Battling Unfaithfulness

Core Truth: To some degree, we have all experienced the pain of unfaithfulness in our lives. The Apostle Paul, who had helped so many people, was let down at the moment he needed help. Jesus experienced the same. Learn how we can battle unfaithfulness by becoming faithful ourselves.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:13-2:2

Speaker: Nathan Wachal ~ Community Initiatives and Worship Arts

Date: July 8, 2018

  Battling Confidence

Core Truth: The follower of Christ can begin to lose confidence especially when the battle is long and tough. However, there are many reasons to have unashamed confidence in what God has done and will do. Ultimately our confidence for life is in Him because He has battled and won!

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Speaker: Nathan Wachal ~  Associate Pastor - Community Initiatives and Worship Arts

Date: July 1, 2018

  Battling Complacency

Core Truth: We have been given so much in this life by God. Our attitude to what we have been given will impact how we use those gifts. Learning to be thankful and using what we have for God’s glory is essential in the battle against complacency.

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Speaker: Sam Devine ~ Lead Pastor

Date: June 24, 2018

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