I Know That

TEXT: 2 Tim. 1:12-14

INTRODUCTION:

A. PAUL IN PRISON, KNOWS HIS FATE (4:6-8).

B. AN EXPRESSION OF HIS LOVE AND CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST.

C. 3 LESSONS ALL INTRODUCED BY THE WORD "THAT."

I. THAT HE IS ABLE.

A. ABLE DENOTES POWER POWER SEEN IN

1. Creation (John 1:1-3; Heb. 1:2; Col. 1:16).

2. Miracles (John 3:1-2; Acts 2:22-23).

3. The resurrection (Rom. 1:1-4; Acts 17:30).

B. WHAT IS HE ABLE TO DO?

1. Understand man (Heb. 2:17-18; 4:15; John 2:23-25).

2. Save man (Heb. 7:25; Mark 2:4-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

3. To raise us from the dead (John 5:28-29).

4. To guard us when saved (John 10:27-29; Rom. 8:21-39; 1 Pet. 1:5).

II. THAT WHICH I HAVE COMMITTED CONDITIONS!

A. THE BIBLE DEMANDS TOTAL COMMITMENT TO JESUS

(Rom. 12:1; Luke 9:23; Gal. 2:20; 2 Cor. 8:5).

B. GOD WILL NOT SAVE OR GUARD THAT WHICH IS NOT COMMITTED.

1. Theme of 1 Peter: (1:13; 2:21-24; 3:15; 4:18). A Preoccupation.

2. Do not allow distractions (Matt. 6:24; Heb. 12:1-2).

III. THAT DAY(Heb. 9:27-28).

A. JESUS IS COMING BACK (2 Thess. 2:1-2).

1. The Judgment Day (Acts 17:30-31; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:10-12).

2. A day of wrath (Rom. 2:5-6).

3. A day of crowning (2 Tim. 4:6-8).

4. A day of Salvation (Heb. 9:27-28).

5. A day of surprise (Matt. 24:42; 7:21-23; Luke 13:24).

6 A day of reunion (1 Thess. 4:16-18).

B. WE MUST BE PREPARED.

1. John 9:4. While it is day (2 Cor. 6:1-2).

2. John 12:48. Know the standard.

3. Watch! (Matt. 24:42; Luke 13:37).

CONCLUSION:

A. PAUL SAID "I KNOW HIM" (2 Tim. 1:12).

B. TO KNOW HIM IS LIFE ETERNAL (John 17:3).

C. WHO KNOWS HIM? (1 John 2:3-4).