Each week presents itself with a to-do list. Whether you write it down or it simply exists in your mind, it is the all-important list. If stuff on that list can’t get done, in our minds, it is not a successful week. When that happens we believe we have reason to stress out or get angry or to simply be unhappy.We make the same kind of evaluations when it comes to the hour or the day based upon what we feel is important for those times. That is also true for our lives.
We are always expending ourselves for whatever it is that we believe is most important, and we should do that for the things that we believe are truly important. The challenge is that with the pull of advertisements, friends, stuff, family, or the prospect of enjoyment, it is sometimes hard to know what is really important. It’s hard to know how these things are supposed to come together to serve a greater more important purpose.
Death tends to bring focus and clarity. The reality of the brevity of life is a helpful aid to understanding what is really important. I don’t think that the many problems and apparent crises that we regularly face quite look the same when faced with the near prospect of death. The goals we set for ourselves in the workplace are seen with a new perspective. You’ve probably heard it said that the businessman on his deathbed never wishes that he spent more time in his office. You may have personally experienced the burden to say what you’ve always wanted to say but had to due to fear, because it was pretty clear that you didn’t have much time left with the person.
Well, in this new series in the book of 2 Timothy we get to hear from the apostle Paul as he faces the reality of an impending death by execution, and through the help of the Holy Spirit, we want to think more clearly about what’s really important in this life. Come join us.
What’s Really Important?
Feb 5 The Gospel 2 Timothy 1:1-10 Feb 12 Loyalty 2 Timothy 1:11-18 Feb 19 Endurance 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Feb 26 Derek Bass Psalm 13 March 4 Joel Sedam Psalm 14 March 11 Faithfulness 2 Timothy 2:14-26 March 18 Understanding 2 Timothy 3:1-9 March 25 Travis Rymer Psalm 15 April 1 Revelation 2 Timothy 3:10-17 April 8 Perseverance 2 Timothy 4:1-8 April 15 Derek Bass Hosea April 22 Salvation 2 Timothy 4:9-22