10-14-2018 “REMAINING UNDER AND PASSING THRU!” 2Timothy 2:3, 9-10

This week Bro. Leo starts us on a study of how God uses tribulations and trials in our life to mature us spiritually.

In his 2nd letter to Timothy, Paul is very specific as to how we are to handle tribulations in our daily lives.   In 2Tim. 2:3, 10,  2Tim. 4:5 and 2Tim. 3:11 Paul tells us that we must “endure” tribulations.  The word “endure” is translated from the Greek word “hupomano” which means to sustain or to bare up under,  remaining under and a passing thru, to move forward with patience hope and expectancy, to thrive under the circumstances, to strengthen oneself with resolve and determination.

In Luke 9:51 Jesus gives us the perfect example of “endure/hupomano”.  Jesus knew He was going to be crucified and the way He handled it was to “set His face to go to Jerusalem”.  Jesus was determined to move forward with patience, hope and expectancy.

When we find ourselves in a tribulation we should not be praying for God to deliver us “from” the tribulation, we should be praying that God would deliver us “thru” the tribulation teaching us what we need to learn spiritually while enduring the tribulation (Heb. 12:1-2).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
2Ti 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

2Ti 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2Ti 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Psa 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1Jn 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

1Jn 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Heb 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Heb 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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