19 Statement of Faith/Finish the race

UNIT #: 
IV
Lesson Theme: 
Persevere to achieve your goals
Aim: 

"Importance of setting a goal and persevering to achieve it
Ministry of the Kingdom of God is no different
The weapons required for a Christian soldier: Ephesians 6 10-20- Armour of God
Paul is a spiritual father to Timothy, who has a mixed culture (Mother is Jewish, Father is Greek and living under the influence of Roman culture and Government). Paul is using a culturally relevant example of a Roman Soldier who has fought a good fight and became victorious."

Bible Passage: 

2 Timothy 4:7-8

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Galatians 2:19-21

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; 20 and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Ephesians 6:10-20

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. 15 As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16 With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

Memory Verse: 

2 Timothy 4:7

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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