How To Stay Strong During Difficult Times

Just like the seasons throughout the year will pass, so will the seasons of difficulty pass!

We join Pastor David Crespo with a special message from God’s Holy Word today in light of Communion. We turn to 2nd Timothy chapter four and read through verses 9-18 and then get into the heart of the message. A message on how to stay strong during difficult times. Pastor David shares with us six things from the text to learn and practice in order to stay strong during these difficult times. Let’s listen in!

2 Timothy 4:9-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Abandoned Apostle
9 Be diligent to come to me quickly; 10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica—Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. 12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.

14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. 15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.

The Lord Is Faithful
17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

New King James Version (NKJV)
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