This is an important point: The Bible does not mean just what anyone wants it to mean. And his ministry would have been far less than it was if he had not worked hard. i. Does any small price we must pay seem like much in comparison? “Our faithlessness cannot in any way detract from the Son of God and His Glory. 3. 3 Bear with your share of difficulties, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. ©2013 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission Jesus’ resurrection was the proof that though it looked like He died on the cross like a common criminal, He actually died as a sinless man out of love and self-sacrifice to bear the guilt of our sin. I invite you to journey with me and thousands of brothers and sisters world-wide through a study of 1 and 2 Timothy. (, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It must also be the pursuit of good things. f. Prepared for every good work: We must not think of being usable primarily in the sense of serving in the church. He is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules: The point is clear. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord! Some are used on occasions of great honor (the gold and silver vessels), and some are used for dishonor – such as a garbage bin or an ashtray. c. The Lord knows those who are His: This is the first inscription on the seal. Being Unashamed of Our Faith (2 Timothy 1:8-14) Gregory Brown: 2018-12-10 : 3. Poems & Quotes. When pulpits sound more like self-help books than those who proclaim God’s word; when Scripture is used sparingly like a spice in a message, instead of being the core of it, pastors themselves put a chain around the Bible. Wisdom Literature Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. To present yourself approved to God: Timothy’s goal was not to present himself approved to people, but to God. Thus, personal discipleship was to be a vital part of Timothy’s leadership. iii. In a sense, 2 Timothy is like that. 2. 2. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! When one Christian in the days of the ancient Roman Empire was commanded to give money to the building of a pagan temple, he refused; and though he was old, they stripped him practically naked, and cut him all over his body with knives and spears. 2 You therefore, () my son, () be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Day One Study—Get the Big Picture What does the Bible say? i. They were of this sort – that is, they had a message full of profane and vain babblings, and apparently the message was somewhat popular, because it spread quickly. ii. This Bible Study, To Be Found Faithful, examines the last of Paul’s letters in the Bible—2 Timothy. b. e. Sanctified and useful: Sanctified means set apart, just as much as there are certain bowls and plates that we use more than others, or are set aside to some honorable purpose, so some people are more sanctified and useful to God than others. Yet Paul knew that his love for God could reliably be measured by his love for God’s people. Your conduct – clean or unclean; set apart to God or not set apart to God; useful to Jesus or not useful to Jesus – really matters. If you will not work hard, get out of the ministry. Yet if people do not hear the word of God, then ruin comes by hearing the opinions and speculations and entertainment of man. After Paul’s release from prison in Rome in a.d. 62 and after his fourth missionary journey (see map, pp. To be a servant of the Lord – a vessel of honor for Him – we must be empty, clean, and available. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. One may say that everything that a pastor does in his ministry he should train others to do. 1. c. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life: Timothy must take the attitude of a solider, who willingly detaches himself from the things of civilian life. -------------------- If you are putting forth little effort in your Christian walk, you should expect little result. For me, to walk on floor of that stadium – on the ground that had almost surely received the blood of Christians – was something sacred, and reminded me of the extreme price many have had to pay. Major Prophets (13) Returning to the matter from where he digressed in (2 Timothy 2:16), he warns him to exercise himself in serious matters, and such as pertain to godliness. vi. To present yourself approved to God: Timothy’s goal was not to present himself approved to people, but to God. Pauline Epistles i. b. For every lesson, we will begin with reading the whole passage to get the big picture before we study the verses more closely. The Word of God is not chained. An effective pastor or teacher will get more out of the message than the audience does, and his time of preparation to teach God’s word will also be a time of warm fellowship with God. The Old Testament Don’t entertain them. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 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We have the potential to be used as a vessel of honor or as a vessel of dishonor. 2 Timothy 1:6 He is exhorted to stir up the gift of God which was in him; 2 Timothy 1:8 to be stedfast and patient in persecution; 2 Timothy 1:13 and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine which he had learned of him. 4. iv. This is the idea that you can know who a true minister of the gospel is because Peter ordained someone to succeed him, and that one ordained someone to succeed him, and the next one ordained someone to succeed him, so forth and so on down the line. The things that might entangle a soldier might be good or bad for a civilian. What was poured into him by Paul, he was responsible to pour into others. T This is especially appropriate for the first 13 verses, and the last half of the chapter (2 Timothy 2:14-26) lays out appropriate guidelines to be followed by Timothy in dealing with disorders then descending upon the church. The reference then is to the martyr’s death now viewed from the standpoint of the crowning day.” (Hiebert). A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus. [c. A.D. 68]—Paul was beheaded in Rome. Log In/Sign Up New International Version (NIV) ... 2 Timothy 2:5. Not to strive about words to no profit: At the same time, there were things that Timothy must not focus on. Some of them are bad things (pride, independence, self-will), and some of them are good things (his home, his family). All rights reserved worldwide. Read the Bible free online. If God perhaps will grant them repentance: They need to repent, and this repentance will never happen apart from a work of God in their heart. 2 Timothy SERIES SUMMARY A Practical Verse-by-Verse Study of 2 TIMOTHY: 12 Steps to a Fantastic Finish: “The Fine Art of Finishing Well.” Hearing “well done” is … Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2Ti 2:15) Keep focused; pay attention to your own life and ministry. iv. Be diligent: Paul often had to exhort Timothy to courage and action. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Earlier in the chapter (2 Timothy 2:3-5), Paul encouraged him to hard work and endurance for the service of the Lord. Wisdom Literature b. Minor Prophets b. (2Ti 2:10) Why Paul endures the consequences of the gospel. (2Ti 2:2) Spread the word among faithful men. 2:22 13 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, 14 peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. We must understand that Biblical truth is not just an issue left up to everyone’s interpretation. He brings His strength to us as we seek Him and rely on Him instead of our own strength. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus. c. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him: The song assures the faithful believer of eternal reward. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible They did overthrow the faith of some: Though the only false doctrine Paul mentioned regarding these two is that they taught that the resurrection is already past, the effect was to overthrow the faith of some. Commit these to faithful men: God gave ministry to Timothy, not for him to keep, but for him to pass on to others. This grace is the kindness ofChrist. Bible Study Blog About Contact Bible Study Blog 2 Timothy 2. The correct understanding of Matthew 7:1 is easily seen by reading Matthew 7:2: For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. The Gospels Scripture quoted by permission. The Bible Study 2 Timothy explains about being a soldier for Jesus, fight against the devil, war and the gospel, Lord Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, gospel, word of God God is knowledge THE GOOD NEWS MISSION i. God’s plan of rescue through Jesus Christ did not begin when the baby was born in Bethlehem. Timothy was not to teach others his own particular ideas or theories, but simple Apostolic doctrine and example (the things that you have heard from me). 4. God is faithful give us understanding in all these things, and He will be faithful to give us the grace to be strong. They need to escape the snare of the devil, and God is ready to set them free. It is likely that Paul was chained to a soldier even as he wrote this. Luke-Acts “But he seems to refer here to the doctrines delivered to him when, in the presence of many witnesses, he laid his hands upon him; see 1 Timothy 6:12. The Disciplines of a Strong Minister (2 Timothy 2:1-7) Gregory Brown: 2018-12-10 : 5. iii. i. “The one seal bears two inscriptions, two mutually complementary parts or aspects.” (White). With the great emphasis Paul placed on God’s Word, a pastor who is not able to teach is like a surgeon who can’t use a scalpel. ii. There is a choice for every person, every Christian, who they will decide to serve. Johannine Writings What has … Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect: We might have expected Paul to say he endures all things for the sake of God. 2 Timothy Chapter 2 Verses 1-7: Paul warns Timothy of the difficulties of the ministry and urges him to “be strong,” in contrast to those who defected. We can never really know what it means, so don’t judge me with your Bible verse.”, ii. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. It was his gospel and it should also be the gospel of each individual Christian. (2Ti 2:20-21) Vessels of honor and dishonor. This happens as one will cleanse himself and set yourself aside to God as a vessel for honor. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. God will hold you to the same standard you hold others to.” This clearly does not forbid judging someone else’s life, but it does prohibit doing it unfairly or hypocritically, or living with a judgmental attitude. 4.6 out of 5. This 21 part expository study of 2 Timothy was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship in 2006-07. However, this verse reveals the real apostolic succession – the succession of faithful men, who take the teachings of the apostles and pass them on. We don’t always know those who are His. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, The things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, That he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier, He is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules, Must be the first to partake of the crops, May the Lord give you understanding in all things, To the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained, Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him, If we endure, we shall also reign with Him, saying that the resurrection is already past, Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity, Vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, vessels of honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, But pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, Pursue... peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart, A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, In humility correcting those who are in opposition, If God perhaps will grant them repentance, So that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses, And escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Ezekiel 36-39 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Revelation 10-12 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), 2 Chronicles 14-18 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). There is a main aspect of cleansing which comes to us as we trust in Jesus and His work on our behalf. b. The Whole Bible Poetical Books (McGee, J. Vernon. ii. v.3 Paul had great power in prayer. “Paul does not exhort Timothy to be a common, or ordinary soldier, but to be a ‘good soldier of Jesus Christ;’ for all soldiers, and all true soldiers, may not be good soldiers. Every Christian, but pastors especially, must work hard to be rightly dividing the word of truth. a. It is often tedious, boring, and unexciting. Therefore there are both things that we must flee from and things we must pursue. It is titled, as are the other personal letters of Paul to individuals (1 Timothy, Titus and Philemon), with the name of the addressee (1:2). i. The NWT Study Bible is complete with cross references, maps, and an accurate Bible dictionary. If we refuse to empty ourselves, clean ourselves, and make ourselves available to the Lord, we will find ourselves captive to the devil in one sense or another. 903.939.1201 Phone • 903.939.1204 Fax . -------------------- And escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him: Those who are in opposition to God’s work, whether they know it or not, are bound in a demonic deception, and are doing the devil’s work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 TIMOTHY 1: EXHORTATION TO TIMOTHY v.2 Paul again adds "mercy" to grace and peace in the salutation. Read 2 Timothy 1:1-7. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 - For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. Prophets They will give up as soon as something hard is required of them; they cannot fulfill Jesus’ call: If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Therefore we have another motivation to work diligently for the Lord, so we will not be ashamed when our work is examined. 2 Timothy 2 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work Pauline Epistles 3 You therefore must () endure [] hardship () as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. To present yourself approved to God: Timothy’s goal was not to present himself approved to people, but to God. But all the faithlessness of man doesn’t disprove the faithfulness of God. Poetical Books 2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Sometimes relationships are not right with others, but we have done all we can do to set it right. ii. i. All the pretensions to it by certain Churches are as stupid as they are idle and futile.” (Clarke). “Let us notice first that teaching is rightly condemned on the sole ground that it does no good. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. i. Pentateuch 2:22 13 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, 14 peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. “Just burn one grain of incense to this pagan god,” they asked – but he would not. Here's how we'll study together. Trust in Jesus and we owe total obedience to Him to never suffer for Jesus Christ, raised from son. 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