Today's Message


Grace to the Very End

2 Timothy 4:16–22

Airs: August 28 - September 1

Death focuses our minds. In light of eternity, the lights of this world lose their lustre. Few think about possessions owned and monies earned. Instead, our thoughts turn to people loved—and who loved in return; to joys and sorrows, victories and defeats. Sadly, some die with resentments for harms done and regrets for dreams unfulfilled. These people die without dignity, for they die without grace. A grace-filled death only comes about after a grace-filled life. Like few others, Paul lived with grace and died with grace—grace to the very end.

August 28, 2015
Grace to the Very End
Paul’s Swan Song: A Study of 2 Timothy


  • September 2 - September 4 Favoured Son, Hated Brother

    The biography of Joseph is nothing short of remarkable, occupying as much or more space in Genesis than the biographies of Adam, Noah, Abraham, or even his father, Jacob. Joseph emerges from the pages of Scripture as a man with whom most of us can identify. His story begins at age 17 and ends at age 110 (Genesis 50:26). Over his long life, Joseph responded to broken dreams and impossible circumstances with a faith that propelled him from the pit of slavery to the pinnacle of power.

  • September 7 - September 9 Resisting Temptation

    When it comes to temptation, our culture offers very little motivation to resist it. More often than not, we hear the voices yelling, “Give in! You deserve to be happy!” Truly, yielding to temptation is much easier than resisting it. But for those who yield, the path of life is strewn with the litter of remorse and shame. Their souls grow sick, not for longing to taste forbidden fruit but because the fruit made them sick. If we wish to avoid such soul sickness, we must resist temptation. But how?

  • September 10 - September 14 Imprisoned and Forgotten

    Joseph drifted like a lost raft on the ocean—sold into slavery, forced to learn a new language and lifestyle, accused of attempted rape, and finally dumped into prison. On top of all of this, even though he lived as a model prisoner deserving early release, the one man who could have requested his pardon totally forgot him. That hurts!

  • September 15 - September 17 Remembered and Promoted

    Affliction, mistreatment, persecution, hardship, and pain often characterize the Christian walk. We see that truth in Peter’s words when he says: “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12).

  • September 18 - September 22 Reaping the Rewards of Righteousness

    Christians are notoriously negative. Usually we focus on the difficulties, the pressures, and the problems of walking with God rather than the benefits and blessings of a relationship with Him. Praying and trusting are hard work. Resisting temptation isn’t much fun either. And though most would never admit it, we’ve all thought at one time or another that godliness doesn’t pay—at least not in tangible ways. When we see Christians prosper, we tend to raise our eyebrows and become suspicious of their faith. It just doesn’t seem “spiritual” to prosper.