November 28th

2 Timothy 1-4

  • 1:1-2 – Timothy was a protégé of Paul’s.
  • 1:6-7 – Faith can be taught to us, like it was to Timothy, but we still have to claim it for ourselves, as Paul is encouraging Timothy to do.
  • 1:8-14 – Paul teaches Timothy to cherish the faith and testimony he’s been given and to be willing to suffer for it.
  • 2:1-7 – Just like every pursuit has its difficulties, following Christ has its own. Paul encourages Timothy to accept these struggles.
  • 2:15 – We will all be held to account one day regarding what we did on earth. Paul encourages Timothy to be able to stand with confidence before the Lord because of what he has done.
  • 2:17-18 – Paul warns Timothy of all those intent on preaching a false gospel. Paul had, and Timothy would, face much opposition.
  • 2:20-21 – Just because you started out dishonorable doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. God can cleanse any of us.
  • 2:22-26 – Paul continues to teach godliness and gives the caveat that God does forgive wrongdoing while leading his followers into holiness.
  • 3:1-9 – Paul warns that there will be immoral opposition to the gospel.
  • 3:16-17 – This is convicting when we think deeply about it.
  • 4:1-5 – Timothy needed to always be ready to share and defend the gospel because the opposition always was.
  • 4:9-18 – Paul deals with practical matters but asserts his certainty that God would protect him no matter what opposed him.

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