Sermon-based small groups are an excellent way of digging deeper into the weekly sermon and engaging with the Bible and each other. At Subi Church, resources are provided that coincide with the Bible passage of the weekend sermon so that small group leaders can effectively facilitate sermon-based small groups. The resources differ each week and will generally be available after the services each weekend.
2 Timothy – No Fear, No Shame, Just Jesus
We have begun a new series on the letter of 2 Timothy at Subi Church named “No Fear, No Shame, Just Jesus”. 2 Timothy is an intensely personal final letter from Paul to Timothy. At the writing of this letter, Paul was in prison and knew that his days on earth are soon to be over. “His own apostolic labours are over…but now he must make provision for the faith after he has gone, and especially for its transmission (uncontaminated, unalloyed) to future generations.”1
2 Timothy then is Paul’s final encouragement to his protégé to be faithful and guard the Gospel that has been entrusted to him. Temptations may abound to dilute the Gospel or to preach whatever is popular to the crowd, but Paul urges Timothy to preach the Scriptures. Timothy himself is to entrust the Gospel to the next generation without fear and shame. The Gospel of Jesus Christ stands at the centre of Timothy’s ministry. Even though this is a personal letter from Paul to Timothy, the message and call remains applicable to all believers throughout the centuries.
“The church of our day urgently needs to heed the meaning of this second letter of Paul to Timothy. For all around us we see Christians and churches relaxing their grasp of the gospel, fumbling it, in danger of letting it drop from their hands altogether. A new generation of young Timothys is needed, who will guard the sacred deposit of the gospel, who are determined to proclaim it and are prepared to suffer for it, and who will pass it on pure and uncorrupted to the generation which in due course will rise up to follow them.”2
1 John Stott, The Message of 2 Timothy: Guard the Gospel (S.l.: IVP, 2021), 13.
2 Stott, The Message of 2 Timothy, 22.
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