ENDURANCE AND SEPARATION IN THE MINISTRY
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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
|2 Timothy 1:1-18||2 Timothy 2:1-26||2 Timothy 3:1-17||2 Timothy 4:1-22|
Divide the Word
|Dangerous Times for
|Unashamed as a
|Unashamed as a
|Adequate as a
|Awarded as a
|Perseverance of the Gospel Message||Protection of
to Fulfill Ministry
Compiled from Jensen's Survey of the NT and Wilkinson's Talk Thru the Bible
James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)
John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."
Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)
GREGG ALLEN - sermon
- 2 Timothy 2:20-21 "Vessels for Honor"
- 2 Timothy 2:8-10 "God's Unchained Word!"
- 2 Timothy 2:8-10 "Remember Jesus - Raised From the Dead!"
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Legacy: What Am I Passing On?
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Perseverance: In Single-Minded Steadfastness-Will I Stay the Course?
- 2 Timothy 2:14-19 Focused: This One Thing I Do
- 2 Timothy 2:20-26 Satanic Seduction: I Am Keeping My Eyes on Jesus
See Caveats regarding Barclay's theology which was not always orthodox. This resource is listed because he gives some excellent background and helpful word studies.
James Rosscup: This is a lucid and well-organized exposition of the epistles with many helpful lists on different facets of truth John can have in mind at different points as on “light” and “darkness” in I John 1:5. There is stimulating background material and warm application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).
D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies whose strong point is word study. Contains good illustrative material. Part of the author's interpretation follows a liberal position. Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance.
CHRIS BENFIELD - Sermons
BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR FREEDOM Study Notes
- 2 Timothy 2:2 The Plan of Discipleship
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Bible Study Questions- The Important Step of Commitment
ERNEST FAULNER BROWN
D Edmond Hiebert - A concise, conservative, phrase-by-phrase interpretation by a missionary in India who understands the positions of Timothy and Titus in the light of his own missionary experience.
R K CAMPBELL
ALAN CARR Sermons
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7 - 2000
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7 - 2018 - Below is an example of the type of illustrations frequently found in his sermons..
Illustration - Final words - When people speak their “final words”, sometimes it’s worth paying attention to, other times not so much. In her 2014 memoir, Ginger Alden revealed then-fiance Elvis Presley’s final words before his death in 1977. During a night of sleeplessness, Presley told Alden, “I’m going to the bathroom to read.” The rest, as they say, is history. When Sir Isaac Newton died, he was humble. He said, “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” That’s a little better. Paul’s letter to Timothy is of particular value to us because these are Paul’s last words of instruction to Timothy, his “next generation” leader.
- 2 Timothy 2:8-18 - 2018
- 2 Timothy 2:19-22 - 2018
- 2 Timothy 2:23-26 - 2018
- 2 Timothy 2:1-2 Lay People In Soul-Winning
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7 A Good Soldier Of Jesus
- 2 Timothy 2:2 Command To Teach
- 2 Timothy 2:7-18 Remember The Great Fact Of The Gospel
- 2 Timothy 2:9 The Word of God Is Not Bound
- 2 Timothy 2:11-13 He Abideth Faithful
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth
- 2 Timothy 2:19 The Communist and the Living Church
DWIGHT EDWARDS - well done exposition
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
FIRST EVANGELICAL FREE: WICHITA, KANSAS - Series on 2 Timothy
- 2 Timothy 2:1-2:7 SEMPER FI: Josh Black
- 2 Timothy 2:8-2:13 REMEMBER TO ENDURE: Josh Black
- 2 Timothy 2:14-2:19 THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW: Josh Black
- 2 Timothy 2:20-2:26 THE LORD'S SERVANT: Lucas McGarity
GENE GETZ Bible Principles Short Videos
- 2 Timothy 1:1-5 Deepening Relationships: As we get to know one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, our relationships should grow closer and deeper. Video
- 2 Timothy 1:6-12; Identifying with Christ: With God's help, we should determine never to be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Video
- 2 Timothy 1:13-2:2; Mentoring Others: Spiritual leaders should develop a core of faithful men and women who can multiply their efforts. Video
- 2 Timothy 2:3-7;Suffering for Christ: When we serve our Lord Jesus Christ faithfully, we should expect difficult challenges that may at times create intense times of persecution. Video
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Focusing on Christ: To fulfill God's will in our lives, we must keep our minds focused on the Lord Jesus Christ--who He is, His ministry, and His promises.Video
- 2 Timothy 2:14-19; Countering False Doctrine: Spiritual leaders must counteract the lingering influence of false teachers.Video
- 2 Timothy 2:22-26; Able to Teach: When interacting with false teachers, we should initially respond with sincere patience and gentleness. Video
GOTQUESTIONS - 2 Timothy
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
- Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Well done conservative notes. Includes access to Holman NT Commentary on each Gospel (see Library in left gutter).
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7: The Disciplined Christian Life
- 2 Timotny 2:1-7 A Few Good Men
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Semper Fidelis
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13 He is Faithful
- 2 Timothy 2:15: Dispensationalism
- 2 Timothy 2:14-26 Refutiate Falseness
- 2 Timothy 2:23-26 Gentle Servants
Cyril Barber - Continuously in print for 50 years, having made its debut in 1947. Ironside always has something good to say. He is easy to read, evangelical, and provides deft applications of the truth to life. One limitation of this revision is the use of the KJV when some other modern translation (e.g., NKJV) would have better served the needs of modern readers. Otherwise, this exposition is lucid and ideal for lay Bible study.
James Rosscup - He is staunchly evangelical, showing good broad surveys based on diligent study, practical turns, even choice illustrations. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational....Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance.
John Cereghin - Ironside, Harry A., Expository Notes on the Epistles of James and Peter, 1947, 41 pages. Brief devotional exposition. He attacks hyper-Calvinism (68); denounces the error of “soul sleep” (73); suggests that angels may refer to Genesis 6 (82-83); teaches the Premillennial coming of Christ (98). A practical and devotional exposition. Reprinted from the 1904 edition.
Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical. There is also a 1-volume edition, briefer at some points (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1961). Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.
Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order.
My Comment - This is one of the best older (Pre-1800) works on interpretation of prophecy as it tends to interpret the text literally and not allegorically.
STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Jewish Pastor
- 2 Timothy Sermons - 37 messages - excellent Mp3's messages below
- The Demands of Discipling - 2 Timothy 2:1-7
- Teaching Teachers - 2 Timothy 2:1-2
- Entrusting the Word to Faithful Men - 2 Timothy 2:1-7
- Pictures of Christian Service - 2 Timothy 2:2-7
- Motivation For Endurance - 2 Timothy 2:8-13
- Motivations for Endurance - 2 Timothy 2:8-13
- Church Leaders And False Teaching - 2 Timothy 2:14-19
- How to be Useful to the Master - 2 Timothy 2:20-26
- Useful For The Master (Part 1) - 2 Timothy 2:20-22
- Useful For The Master (Part 2) - 2 Timothy 2:23-26
D Edmond Hiebert - Oosterzee, J. J. Van, "The Pastoral Letters," J. P. Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Translated from the German. (1863). The abundant material is in three sections: exegetical and critical; doctrinal and ethical; homiletical and practical. A full evangelical treatment by a Dutch Reformed minister and theologian of the past century.
James Rosscup - The treatments of books within this evangelical set vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old.
LIGONIER MINISTRIES - Devotionals
- 2 Timothy 2 Why Study God’s Word?
- 2 Timothy 2:11–13 Reigning with Christ
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Hermeneutics
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Intellectual Treason
J P LILLEY - The Pastoral Epistles - Well done verse by verse comments, informative, not technical
D Edmond Hiebert - Uses author's own translation. A scholarly, conservative work giving a comprehensive discussion of the Pastorals as a group as well as the individual epistles. A verse-by-verse exposition characterized by spiritual warmth and practical appeal.
Cyril Barber - This "first century message to twentieth century pastors" is a work of rare merit, and we welcome its reappearance.
- 2 Timothy 2 Paul's Portrait of a Leader
- 2 Timothy 2 Portrait of a Leader
- 2 Timothy 2:1-2: Elements of a Strong Spiritual Life 1
- 2 Timothy 2:1-4 Advice to a Young Disciple - Study Guide - 4 studies in dropdown
- 2 Timothy 2:3-7: Elements of a Strong Spiritual Life 2
- 2 Timothy 2:8-9: Motives for Sacrificial Ministry-Part 1
- 2 Timothy 2:10-14: Motives for Sacrificial Ministry Part 2
- 2 Timothy 2:14-19: The Danger of False Teaching
- 2 Timothy 2:14–26 Characteristics of a Useful Vessel
- 2 Timothy 2:20-22 An Honorable Vessel, Part 1
- 2 Timothy 2:23-26 An Honorable Vessel, Part 2
P G MATTHEW 2 TIMOTHY SERMONS
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7 The True Pastoral Ministry
- 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Sufferings No Surprise
- 2 Timothy 2:14-19 The One Holy Orthodox Church
- 2 Timothy 2:20-26 Holy People and Holy Pastors
J VERNON MCGEE - Mp3's
F B MEYER
J R MILLER
- 2 Timothy 2:1 be strong in the grace
- 2 Timothy 2:2 among
- 2 Timothy 2:3 endure hardness soldier
- 2 Timothy 2:4 affairs of this life
- 2 Timothy 2:5 strive for masteries
- 2 Timothy 2:9 not bound
- 2 Timothy 2:10 for the elect’s sake
- 2 Timothy 2:11 faithful saying
- 2 Timothy 2:13 believe not
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Study dividing word of truth
- 2 Timothy 2:16 profane vain babblings
- 2 Timothy 2:17 canker Hymenaeus and Philetus
- 2 Timothy 2:18 overthrow the faith
- 2 Timothy 2:19 this seal
- 2 Timothy 2:20 great house
- 2 Timothy 2:21 purge himself from these prepared unto every good work
- 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts
- 2 Timothy 2:24 strive
- 2 Timothy 2:25 repentance
- 2 Timothy 2:26 taken captive
H C G MOULE
D Edmond Hiebert comments that this work is "Marked by careful scholarship, spiritual insight, and reverent faith. One of the outstanding volumes of the series. Appended is a long poem by the author on the martyrdom of Paul.
Cyril Barber - A delightful devotional commentary. First published in 1905
NET BIBLE NOTES
OUR DAILY BREAD Devotionals
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7: The Next Planting
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7: An Attached Fuel Hose
- 2 Timothy 2:1-7: Example That Encourages
- 2 Timothy 2:1: What Comes Naturally?
- 2 Timothy 2:1-6: Chinese Proverbs
- 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Desire to Please God
- 2 Timothy 2:1-10 He Did It
- 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Help Wanted!
- 2 Timothy 2:2: An Unbroken Chain
- 2 Timothy 2:2: The Value of One
- 2 Timothy 2:2: Becoming A Mentor
- 2 Timothy 2:2: Pupil or Teacher?
- 2 Timothy 2:2 The Next Generation
- 2 Timothy 2:3 Supreme Motive
- 2 Timothy 2:3: Is Faith An Escape?
- 2 Timothy 2:3 Fishing in a Tub
- 2 Timothy 2:3 Faithful Service
- 2 Timothy 2:8 Living Testament
- 2 Timothy 2:9. Locked In
- 2 Timothy 2:10 The Reason & The Risk
- 2 Timothy 2:11 Saving Ourselves
- 2 Timothy 2:12: The Danger of Denial
- 2 Timothy 2:12-13: A Consistent Father
- 2 Timothy 2:12. The Danger Of Denial
- 2 Timothy 2:14-18 Handle With Care
- 2 Timothy 2:14-26 Flee Temptation
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Approved
- 2 Timothy 2:15 The Shooting Panda
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Study To Live
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Truth Or Error?
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Imagine That!
- 2 Timothy 2:15. Rightly Dividing The Word
- 2 Timothy 2:15 No More; No Less
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Daily Diligence
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Guarding Hearts
- 2 Timothy 2:15a Watching the Signs
- 2 Timothy 2:19 God Remembers
- 2 Timothy 2:19. He Knows Me
- 2 Timothy 2:19 Well-Known
- 2 Timothy 2:19- 26 A Servant’s Heart
- 2 Timothy 2:19-26 Speaking Truth In Love
- 2 Timothy 2:19-26 Always Preparing
- 2 Timothy 2:19-26 Say No And Yes
- 2 Timothy 2:19-26 Agents Of Change
- 2 Timothy 2:21 Hallowing Halloween
- 2 Timothy 2:22: Ice-Cream Man
- 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee!
- 2 Timothy 2:22: The Fatal First Step
- 2 Timothy 2:23: A Sense Of Dread
- 2 Timothy 2:22-26 Silly Arguments
- 2 Timothy 2:22-26a Easily Distracted
- 2 Timothy 2:22: Swimming With Sharks
- 2 Timothy 2:24 A Gentle Witness
- 2 Timothy 2:24-25 A Knightly Soldier
- 2 Timothy 2:24-25. Strong—And Gentle
- 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Correcting Error
- 2 Timothy 2:24 A Servant's Heart
- 2 Timothy 2:24 Speaking The Truth In Love
- 2 Timothy 2:24-25: Strong--And Gentle
- 2 Timothy 2:25 Pachyderm Pedicures
- 2 Timothy 2:1-4 The Soldier - J Mike Minnix
- 2 Timothy 2:3-4 Am I a Soldier of the Cross? - David E Owen
- 2 Timothy 2:3-4 Am I A Soldier of the Cross (different) - David E Owen
- 2 Timothy 2:1-12 The Giant of Fear - Denis Lyle
"If a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully." 2 Timothy 2:5
In other words, it is not a bare striving, but a striving according to certain rules. But these rules are spiritual rules; and being spiritual rules, exclude everything of sense, reason, and nature. Now man, in an unregenerate condition, whether he be in a state of profanity, or in a state of profession, has no spiritual knowledge of the way by which to overcome. He may strive against his lusts; he may endeavor to overcome those things that conscience bears testimony against; but he is not crowned, because he strives not lawfully. He strives in his own strength; contends in his own wisdom; and trusts in his own righteousness. Such strugglers and such overcomers (if overcomers they ever are) are not crowned, because they strive not according to the rules laid down in God's word. This at once excludes all creature righteousness, human wisdom, and natural strength. This takes the crown completely off the creature, and puts it on the head of the Redeemer.
There are certain rules then laid down in the Scripture, according to which we are to fight and to overcome. For instance, the Lord of life and glory is held out in the word as our pattern--"He has left us an example that we should follow his steps." He fought the battle before us; and he gained the victory, not for himself only, but for his people; and he has left us here below to walk in his footsteps, and to overcome in the same way as he did; as we read, "To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne; even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." All striving then, and all overcoming, which is not in the steps of Christ, and precisely (in a measure) in the same way in which Jesus strove and overcame, is not the overcoming which is crowned with God's approbation.
- 2 Tim 2:1–13
- 2 Tim 2:1
- 2 Tim 2:2
- 2 Tim 2:5–6
- 2 Tim 2:8
- 2 Tim 2:9
- 2 Tim 2:10
- 2 Tim 2:11
- 2 Tim 2:12
- 2 Tim 2:13
- 2 Tim 2:14
- 2 Tim 2:15
- 2 Tim 2:17
- 2 Tim 2:18
- 2 Tim 2:19
- 2 Tim 2:20–21
- 2 Tim 2:23
- 2 Tim 2:25–26
ADRIAN ROGERS - devotional
RAYMOND SAXE Sermons
- 2 Timothy 2:1-26 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:1-2 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:3-7 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:8-10 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:11-13 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:14-18 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:19-21 (pdf)
- 2 Timothy 2:22-26 (pdf)
CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON NOTES
- 2 Timothy 1:14-2:2 How to Defend a Lion
- 2 Timothy 2:3-13: Soldiers, Athletes and Farmers
- 2 Timothy 2:3-8 The Note of Certainty
- 2 Timothy 2:8 Follow the Leader
- 2 Timothy 2:14-19: Avoiding Congregational Gangrene
- 2 Timothy 2:20-22 Fit to be Used
- 2 Timothy 2:23-26 Guidelines for Controversies
- Exhortation and Encouragement of Timothy - 2 Timothy 2:1-26
- Faithfulness For the Sake of the Elect - 2 Timothy 2:1-13
- Reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others - 2 Timothy 2:1-2
- Soldier . . . athlete . . . farmer - 2 Timothy 2:3-7
- Raised from the dead - 2 Timothy 2:8
- Suffering . . . chained like a criminal - 2 Timothy 2:9-10
- For the sake of the elect - 2 Timothy 2:10
- Here is a trustworthy saying - 2 Timothy 2:11-13
- Faithfulness in the Face of False Teachers - 2 Timothy 2:14-26
- Quarreling about words - 2 Timothy 2:14
- Present yourself to God as one approved - 2 Timothy 2:15-19
- Large house . . . noble . . . ignoble - 2 Timothy 2:20
- If a man cleanses himself - 2 Timothy 2:21
- Pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace - 2 Timothy 2:22-24
- In the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth - 2 Timothy 2:25-26