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A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1:12

which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. (ESV)

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Have you been wrestling with some hard and deep questions about your life? “How can I be happy?” “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” In this sermon on 2 Timothy 1:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tackles these questions and more from a Scriptural perspective. Here’s some good news! Your existence is not a result of random chance. It has a purpose, and God is in charge. Because of God’s revelation in the Bible, we know that man is different from animals because he was created with a soul. Dr. Lloyd-Jones presents some common views of man today, reminding us that man was created to do far more than eat, drink, and fulfill our lusts. Many today chase these activities in hopes that they can be made happy. Yet Dr. Lloyd-Jones teaches that our happiness was never designed to be tied to our circumstances — we can find temporary pleasure, but we cannot find lasting happiness. The thing that our happiness is dependent upon is a relationship with God. Yet, our sin separates us from Him. What can be done about this? Nothing of our own accord — the Bible tells us that we cannot earn our way to God. Yet, He sent His sinless Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and rise from the dead so that all who put their faith in His sacrifice can be saved. This is how you can have peace with God — repent from your sin and believe today!

Additional Scripture Translations

2 Timothy 1:12, New American Standard Bible

12For this reason I also suffer these things; but I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to protect what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

2 Timothy 1:12, King James Version

12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.