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In this week’s Faithful Friday Blog Jim Fain discusses how Paul, even when he was deserted, focused on Christ and ministry.

 

 

  • Introduction¬†(00:00-00:15)
    • Living a God-ward life vs. living a self-centered life
  • 2 Timothy 4 (00:16-00:54)
    • Demas deserted Paul
    • Others deserted Paul at his defense
  • If living self-focused life (00:55- 01:32)
    • Your thoughts, desires, interpretations of life are centered around you
    • Then we read into text psychological problem of loneliness
    • Give yourself permission to sit in seat of self-pity
  • Though Paul was deserted, his mind was on ministry (01:33-02:01)
    • Asked for John Mark because he was useful for ministry
    • Asked for parchments and resources to do ministry
    • Lord stood by him, Paul shared gospel with gentiles
  • If you are God-centered, ministry-centered… (02:02-02:14)
    • You can live well when people desert you
  • If your mind is centered on yourself… (02:15-02:25)
    • You will become miserable and bitter when people desert you
  • Only one thing is necessary (02:25-02:50)
    • Be a Mary and sit at the feet of Jesus