• In 2 Timothy, Paul has been calling upon Timothy to be both a follower of Christ and to make others followers of Christ.
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-7: Paul uses the illustration of a farmer to explain how the grace of GOD works in the lives of GOD's people:

  • The reward of faithful service to Christ far surpasses the "passing pleasures of sin."
  • If you are a parent, work hard to train and discipline your children
  • If you are child, obey your father and mother (Ephesians 6:1)
  • If you are a husband, love your wife as Christ loves the Church (Ephesians 5:25)
  • If you are a wife, be subject to your own husband, as to the Lord

  • If you are in Christ (saved) you have no other option but to be hard working in all things. The reward may take time but it will come.