“The Calling, Disciplines, and Reward of Ministering to Others” (2 Timothy 2:1-7)

Dear Heart of a Shepherd followers,

You are invited to join me for worship this Sunday, 10:30 AM, at Hillsdale Baptist Church, Tampa, FL. I am looking forward to continuing my series in 2 Timothy, with this week’s focus upon 2 Timothy 2.

With Paul’s sufferings, and Onesiphorus’ sacrifices as our backdrop (2 Timothy 1), we will be considering Paul’s challenge to Timothy to invest himself in the next generation. Paul writes, “2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:2–3).

Every believer, of every generation, bears the responsibility of investing oneself in teaching others the things we have learned and been taught (2:2). Such a responsibility is a privilege, but it is also a burden that demands sacrifice. In our study this Sunday morning, we will consider three examples of sacrifice that Paul employed to illustrate the calling, disciplines, and reward of teaching others: The Soldier; The Athlete; and The Farmer.

Hillsdale Christian Academy Is Growing, And Needs You!

Hillsdale Christian Academy (HCA) is facing an unprecedented opportunity and challenge! While churches across the nation have terminated their Christian school ministries, and closed their doors, HCA is growing. We have already enrolled more students for the 2021-2022 school year, than are currently enrolled this year. As our elementary school grows, so has the need of adding a 7th grade class to our middle school (our 7th grade through 12th grade is a hybrid of virtual and traditional instruction).

We need degreed teachers and an administrative assistant, who love the LORD, will be faithful members of Hillsdale, and be devoted to teaching HCA’s students.

For information, or to apply, please see Mrs. Tanya Henry, call the office at 813-884-8250, ext. 235, or email thenry@hcaTampa.org.

With the heart of a shepherd,

Travis D. Smith

Senior Pastor

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