Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. (2 Tim 4:9-11)
Demas and Mark are contrasts in failure. One example continues to provide words of warning; the other example, words of hope. As people who stumble in many ways (James 3:2), we need both.
This sermon explores what we can know about both men and emphasizes a powerful point: whatever your past failures, your trajectory can be changed at the foot of the cross.
This sermon was delivered on April 14, 2013.