Finishing Well





(II Timothy 4:7-8 ; Pas. Baines, Jr. 5/2019

Introduction: Many of us know that no matter how well you start, by the time you get to the end, anything can happen. Think about road trips, relationships, and ministry assignments. Our task is not to control or avoid all pit falls, distractions, and disappointments. Our task is to do the best that we can with what we have and finish well. This discussion centers around how, “We should work on finishing our work with hope in God.”

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Key Points:

1. Are you fighting and running? Paul’s example and passages like Ephesians 2:10 support every saved person performing a service. ….. Let’s make sure that we are fighting and running our race.

2. Are you fighting and running for the Lord? Paul’s example and passages like Colossians 3:17 support believers doing what they do for the Lord’s sake. …. Let’s make sure we are serving for the Lord.

3. Are you finishing? First, notice that Mark 4:5-6, 16-17 supports the idea that some people start well but finish poorly. ….. Let’s work on understanding and finishing our divine assignments.

4. Keep the faith. Notice in II Timothy 4:7 that Paul talks about how he kept the faith. ….. Let’s work on staying obedient to God’s will.

5. Remember that God has great things for finishers. Notice in II Timothy 4:8 that Paul was looking to the Lord for a reward. .....Let’s remember that God has great things for finishers.


What is one thing you will take from this session and work on, in regard to your discipleship goals?

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