2 Timothy

Preach the Word

2 Timothy 4:1-5

Paul, writing one of his very last letters addressed to his dear friend and partner in ministry, exhorts Timothy:

“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Studies in 2 Timothy

After writing his first letter to Timothy, Paul left Corinth and set sail with Titus for Crete. He then left Titus in Crete to set the church in order. (See Titus 1:5) On his return to the mainland, he wrote a letter to Titus, with plans indicating that Paul intended to spend the winter in Nicapolis. (See Titus 3:12) While there, he visited Troas where he was arrested in the house of Carpus and was hurriedly taken to Rome. His arrest was so sudden that he had no time to gather his precious books, parchments, or even his cloak to wrap himself. (See 2 Timothy 4:13) This was the beginning of Paul’s second imprisonment, yet it was different from his first experience of imprisonment. It is clear that in his first imprisonment, he had his own hired help and a full household, yet now he is kept in close confinement.

Mother's Day 1981

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:3-5, 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Motherhood is one of the most sacred of privileges. With privileges there comes accompanying responsibility, because motherhood not only involves the present, but also embraces the future. Henry Ward Beecher once wrote, “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” Abraham Lincoln wrote, “All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.” Napoleon Bonaparte said, “The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.”

Outline of 2 Timothy

Dear Brother:

Just a note with regard to the coming Conference of brethren at Guelph and your participation in it. The following outline is based upon some suggestions made by the committee and is merely intended as a guide in assisting each of you brethren in your respective responsibilities. The guidance of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential in our endeavors to se that the wide variety of need is met (as only our God can) and we will be in prayer for and with you that this may be especially so in 1984.

The man of God and his resources ch. 1:

    v. 1. Grace, mercy and peace.

    3. The prayers of others.

    5. Genuine faith.

    6. A gift from God.

    7. A sound mind.

    8. The testimony of the Lord. God’s power seen in affliction.

    13. What he has been taught.

    14. The indwelling Spirit of God.

The Man of God and his responsibilities. Ch. 2:

    v. 1 & 2 Son – be strong – be diligent to – remember Paul’s teaching – select faithful men – pass it on.

    3 & 4 Soldier – endurance, separation, dedication.

    5 Athlete – obey rules.

    6 Farmer – toil and reap.

    15 Workman – competent – diligent.

    21 Vessel – clean, set apart, prepared for use.

    24 Servant – gentle, skilled in teaching, patient.

The man of God – His surroundings and safeguards ch. 3:

    v. 1. Difficult times.

    2-4. Ungodly men.

    5. False professors.

New Testament (Acts-Revelation)

Lesson 221: The Ascension Of Christ
Acts 1:1-11
Golden Text: Acts 1:11

I. The Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15, 10.

1. The Person Who gave it. He had the right by virtue of His Person and His work.

2. The power for it—“Himself;” v. 18. Note the “power” as seen in (1) His birth; Luke 1:35. (2) Ministry; Luke 4:32. (3) Miracles; Luke 4:36. (4) Forgiveness; Matthew 9:6. (5) Death; John 10:18. (6) Resurrection. Romans 1:4; Colossians 2:13-15. (7) Ascension; Ephesians 1:20. (8) Coming; Matthew 24:30.

3. The plan of it. (1) The command “go ye.” (2) The scope, “world.” (3) The theme, “the Gospel.” (4) The persons, “every creature.”

4. The persons to whom given—His disciples. (1) Chosen. Mark 3:14; John 15:16. (2) Saved; Matthew 16:16. (3) Taught. (4) Commissioned. (5) Equipped.

5. The privilege of it. Ambassadors, co-workers, witnesses, trustees, servants of the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. The price of it. “Go” means leave. Cp. Luke 14:26.

7. The promise with it. “I am with you.” Cp Hebrews 13:5.

II. The Promise. Acts 1:4, 5.

1. Promised in O. T. Isaiah 32:15; Jeremiah 31:33; Ezek 11:19; Joel 228.

2. Promised in N. T. John 15:26—16:14.

III. The Questioning Disciples. Vs. 6-8.

1. The question; v. 6. (1) An earthly kingdom expected; Isaiah 2:2-4. (2) The King being rejected, the kingdom is in obeyance. Luke 19:14; Acts 3:14. (3) He will yet be King over the Earth; Psalm 2.

2 Timothy

The second epistle to Timothy has a very peculiar character. It is the expression of his heart, who outside Palestine had, under God, founded and built the assembly of God on earth, and it was written in sight of its failure, and its departure from the principles on which he had established it. God remained faithful; His foundation was sure and immovable; but the work committed into the hands of men was already enfeebled and decaying. The consciousness of this state of things, which moreover...

2 Peter

The second epistle of Peter is even more simple than the first. Like those of Jude and John, it is written essentially with a view to the seducers, who, with large promises of liberty, beguiled souls into sin and licentiousness, denying the coming of Christ, and in fact disowning all His rights over them. The epistle admonishes the same Christians to whom the first was written, pointing out the characteristic features of these false teachers; denouncing them with the utmost energy; explainin...

Chapter 6 Characteristics of the Last Days

2 Timothy 3:1-9 In his First Epistle to Timothy, as we have seen, Paul speaks of the latter times, and he depicts conditions that have long since been fulfilled—conditions, however, which were still far in the future when he wrote. He said, “In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, ...

Chapter 5 Separation and Service

2 Timothy 2:19-26 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master s use, and prepared unto every good wor...

Chapter 4 Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

2 Timothy 2:14-18 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, say...
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