2 Timothy 2:11-12
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:…
I. DIFFICULT DUTIES ARE GREATLY TO BE PRESSED.
II. TO CONCEIVE THE ESTATE OF A CHRISTIAN IS TO HAVE AN EYE TO HIS LATTER END.
III. GOD'S METHOD AND THE DEVIL'S DIFFER. He begins with death, ends with life: but Satan the contrary.
IV. CHRIST IS NOT TO BE DENIED.
V. THE DENIERS OF CHRIST SHALL DE DENIED. Helps against this sin —
1. Deny thyself.
2. Never dispute with flesh and blood.
3. Look not on death as death: but on God's power, which is manifest in our weakness.
4. Consider the examples of so many martyrs.
(J. Barlow, D. D.)
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