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2 Tim. 4:7,8 


1. Speak of Paul's imprisonment  2. Never feared prison. Acts 21:11-13  3. Had been there before. Acts 16:24  4. There by choice now. Acts 28:17-20 I. HE WAS READY TO BE "OFFERED"  1. Not merely to die-to be offered  2. How account for his readiness?  a). Obedience. Acts 9:6;26:19,20  b). Loyalty. Acts 20:@-0-24 II. HE HAD FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT  1. Not just a fight-a good fight  2. He had fought many battles. Mars Hill, Ephesus  3. Was expecting a soldier's reward  a). Wanted to go "home." Phil. 1:23  b). Wanted an honorable discharge. Act. 20:24  c). Wanted a reunion with comrades. 2 Tim. 4:8 III. HE HAD FINISHED HIS COURSE  1. His course-not Peter's, John's  2. His course had been divinely planned. Acts 9:15,16  3. Had run nobly. I Cor. 9:25-27  4. Had not cheated. 1 Cor. 8:12,13  5. Had not faltered. Acts 20:22-24  6. Had heart on the prize. Phil. 3:14 IV. HE HAD KEPT THE FAITH  1. Not faith of his parents  2. Not a faith, but the faith. Jude 3  3. Had embraced it while persecuting Christians. Acts 9  4. Had kept it under constant persecution. Ac. 20:24  5. Preached the faith he once destroyed. Gal. 1:23  6. Only death between him and reward. Rev. 2:10 CONCLUSION: No wonder he was ready to be offered 

Sermon Outline by Thomas Winter Butterfield 

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