presence

in the presence of God

for 137 days we asked God to usher into his presence through these writings. for the next month, we are going to pause these writings as we go through a short 4 week series entitled "restore me." when we begin our next series, we will fire up these writings again! in...

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in the presence of God – 137

the Lord be with your spirit. grace be with you. [2 tim 4:22] 137 days ago, we began these writings as we embarked in the study of 2 timothy. 137 days. what a journey! the very first writing contained this statement of purpose for these writings: in a season where we...

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in the presence of God – 136

do your best to come before winter. eubulus sends greetings to you, as do pudens and linus and claudia and all the brothers. [2 timothy 4:21] the first thing i notice in the closing remarks of this verse is that there were many in rome who cared about timothy. the...

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in the presence of God – 135

greet prisca and aquila, and the household of onesiphorus. erastus remained at corinth, and i left trophimus, who was ill, at miletus. [2 timothy 4:19-20] paul ended almost every letter with greetings and personal communication to brothers and sisters in the church....

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in the presence of God – 134

“the Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and being me safely into his heavenly kingdom. to him be the glory forever and ever. amen.” [2 timothy 4:18] what a way to finish strong! this is it, this is the end. this is the end of Paul’s life as we know it. these are...

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in the presence of God – 133

but the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles might hear it. so i was rescued from the lion’s mouth. [2 timothy 4:17] paul not only tells us the Lord strengthened him, but he tells us why he...

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in the presence of God – 132

but the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles might hear it. so i was rescued from the lion’s mouth. [2 timothy 4:17] today i’d like to make three observations out of the statement “the...

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in the presence of God – 131

but the Lord stood by me! and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. so i was rescued from the lion’s mouth. the Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly...

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in the presence of God – 130

at my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. may it not be charged against them!                  [2 timothy 4:16] ever pondered what it would be like to be completely deserted - with no one by your side in your greatest hour of need?  some of...

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in the presence of God – 129

“alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.” [2 timothy 4:14-15] we get a really unique view into paul’s heart here and there’s two important things that...

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