ENDURANCE AND SEPARATION IN THE MINISTRY
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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Overview Chart - 2 Timothy - Charles Swindoll
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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)
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Step Number 8
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Step Number 9
- Study Guide
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 - Study Notes - 167 pages of miscellaneous notes
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17- Study Notes - 161 pages of miscellaneous notes
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.
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 A Day such as This
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Have we Entered the Last Days?
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Fortitude of the Home
BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR FREEDOM Study Notes
JAMES MONTGOMERY BOICE
BRIDGEWAY BIBLE COMMENTARY
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.
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE COMMENTARY Alfred Edward Humphreys
RICH CATHERS - frequent illustrations
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 - 2000
- 2 Timothy 3-4 - 2000
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 - 2018
- 2 Timothy 3:6-12 - 2018
- 2 Timothy 3:13-17 - 2018
CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY Short but solid!
- Reflections on 2 Timothy - 81 page commentary in Pdf
- 2 Timothy 3:14-16: Ministry of the Word - 100 page treatise
a. Breathed Out by God ....................................................................................................................... 6
b. Carried by the Spirit ........................................................................................................................11
a. Sufficient for What? .........................................................................................................................25
b. Sufficient for Whom?........................................................................................................................28
a. Modes of Application .......................................................................................................................35
b. Spheres of Application .....................................................................................................................38
GEORGE CLARKE "Designed for Pastors and Sunday Schools"
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 The Danger of Empty Religion
- 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Spiritual Faithfulness
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Influence of Godly Mothers
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Why You Can Trust the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Why You Need the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Why You Need the Bible
EDWARD DENNETT Expository Sermons
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 The Last Days
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Continuing in the Truth
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 In Love with Scripture
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 175 and Counting- The Bible Tell Me So
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Bible Tell Me So
JUSTIN EDWARD Family Bible New Testamen
EXPLORE THE BIBLE
EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
FIRST EVANGELICAL FREE: WICHITA, KANSAS - Series on 2 Timothy
- 2 Timothy 3:1-3:15 RELIGIOUS SINNERS IN THE LAST DAYS: Mike Andrus
- 2 Timothy 3:12-3:17 CAN THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?: Mike Andrus
DON FORTNER Sermons
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Newtown Massacre
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Newtown Massacre
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 What's Going On
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Seven Irrefutable Facts
- 2 Timothy 3:14-15 A Message for Our Sons and Daughters
- 2 Timothy 3:14-15 A Message for Our Sons and Daughters
GENE GETZ Bible Principles Short Videos
- 2 Timothy 3:1-17; Standing Firm on Scripture: As people become more and more corrupt in their thinking, attitudes, and actions, we must continue to stand firm on God's message in the Holy Scriptures. Video
GOTQUESTIONS - 2 Timothy
- 2 Timothy 3:8 Who were Jannes and Jambres?
- 2 Timothy 3:8 What does it mean to have a reprobate mind?
- 2 Timothy 3:12 What does the Bible say about perseverance?
- 2 Timothy 3:12 How should a Christian respond to persecution?
- 2 Timothy 3:13 What does the Bible say about self-deception?
- 2 Timothy 3:16 What does it mean that the Bible is inspired?
- 2 Timothy 3:16 What does it mean that the Bible is God-breathed?
- 2 Timothy 3:16 What are the different theories of biblical inspiration?
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
- 2 Timothy Inductive Study - 97 pages
JAMES GRAY Concise Bible Commentary
- 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 3:1- 5 2001 - Brave New World?
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Last Days
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 These Terrible Times
- 2 Timothy 3:6-13 What Kind of Teacher?
- 2 Timothy 3:6-13 Taken In
- 2 Timothy 3:8-11 Here I Stand
- 2 Timothy 3:14-16 Inspiration of the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Profit of the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 More Than a Book
ICC NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY
ILLUSTRATIONS ON 2 TIMOTHY from 10,000 Illustrations
- 2 Timothy 3
- 2 Timothy 3:1ff
- 2 Timothy 3:1-4
- 2 Timothy 3:15
- 2 Timothy 3:16
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- 2 Timothy 3:17
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
- Difficult Times for the Church (Part 1) - 2 Timothy 3:1-2a
- Surviving In Difficult Times (Part 1) - 2 Timothy 3:1
- Difficult Times for the Church (Part 2) - 2 Timothy 3:2b-9
- Surviving In Difficult Times (Part 2) - 2 Timothy 3:2-4
- Surviving In Difficult Times (Part 3) - 2 Timothy 3:5-9
- Difficult Times for the Church (Part 3) - 2 Timothy 3:10-13
- Surviving In Difficult Times (Part 4) - 2 Timothy 3:10-13
- Surviving In Difficult Times (Part 5) - 2 Timothy 3:14-17
- Difficult Times for the Church - 2 Timothy 3:14-17
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 3:10-17 The Inerrancy of the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:14–17 How to Study the Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:16–17 Breath of Life
- 2 Timothy 3:16–17 Authority and Authorship
- 2 Timothy 3:16–17 Divine Authorship and Authority
- 2 Timothy 3:16–17 Revelation Incarnate
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 3:1-2 Danger in the Church, Part 1
- 2 Timothy 3:2-4 Danger in the Church, Part 2
- 2 Timothy 3:5-9 Danger in the Church, Part 3
- 2 Timothy 3:1 - 4:4 5 Reasons to Preach the Word
- 2 Timothy 3:1-4:4 Preaching the Word in and Out-of-Season Culture
- 2 Timothy 3:1-4:4 Compelling Reasons for Biblical Preaching, Part 1
- 2 Timothy 3:1-4:4 Compelling Reasons for Biblical Preaching, Part 2
- 2 Timothy 3:10-13 Standing Against Apostasy, Part 1
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Standing Against Apostasy, Part 2
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Inspired Word of God Bible Q&A's
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Does the Bible Contain Errors? Q & A's
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Our God-Breathed Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:15-16: The Work of the Word 1
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17: The Work of the Word 2
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17: Our God-Breathed Bible
J VERNON MCGEE - Mp3's
P G MATTHEW 2 TIMOTHY SERMONS
- 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Church Apostasy, Part One
- 2 Timothy 3:6-9 The Church Apostasy, Part Two
- 2 Timothy 3:10-13 Theology of Suffering
- 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Preach the Word!
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Discipline
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Mighty Word of God
- 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 The Nature of Scripture
- 2 Timothy 3:16-4:5 Preach the Word
- 2 Timothy 3:1-17 But as for You
- 2 Timothy 3-4 Staying Sound in a Secular World
- 2 Timothy 3 What Do You Want to be Remembered For?
- 2 Timothy 3:16 - Sermon
HENRY MORRIS Defender's Study Bible Notes
- 2 Timothy 3:1 last days perilous times
- 2 Timothy 3:2 lovers of their own selves covetous proud
- 2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection trucebreakers false accusers incontinent
- 2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors highminded lovers of God
- 2 Timothy 3:5 denying the power
- 2 Timothy 3:6 silly women
- 2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning
- 2 Timothy 3:8 Jannes and Jambres resist the truth
- 2 Timothy 3:12 will live godly
- 2 Timothy 3:13 seducers
- 2 Timothy 3:14 continue of whom
- 2 Timothy 3:15 from a child Christ Jesus
- 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture inspiration of God doctrine reproof correction instruction in righteousness
- 2 Timothy 3:17 perfect throughly furnished
H C G MOULE Devotional Commentary
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.
PHIL NEWTON Sermons
- 2 Timothy 3:1–9 Why Superficial Godliness Has No Power
- 2 Timothy 3:10-14 Steady in the Faith
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Reliable Word
OUR DAILY BREAD - Devotionals
- 2 Timothy 3 Devotionals - Note - these no on site, those below are off site
- 2 Timothy 3:1 The Struggle
- 2 Timothy 3 Why Keep the Faith?
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Spray-On Mud
- 2 Timothy 3:1-6, 14-17 Change the Word?
- 2 Timothy 3:5 Counterfeit Reality
- 2 Timothy 3:7: The Truth About Truth
- 2 Timothy 3:10–15 Never Give Up!
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Memorize It!
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Wreck" A Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 A Map And A Compass
- 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Never Stop Learning
- 2 Timothy 3:12 No Laughing Matter
- 2 Timothy 3:13 Living Deceptively
- 2 Timothy 3:14: Keep Going!
- 2 Timothy 3:14: Spelling Problems
- 2 Timothy 3:14: Better Or Worse?
- 2 Timothy 3:14: Standing or Falling?
- 2 Timothy 3:14–15 Legacies of Love
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Fully Equipped
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Undiscovered Country
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17. Childhood Beginnings
- 2 Timothy 3:15: Homemade Religion
- 2 Timothy 3:15: Godly Grandmothers
- 2 Timothy 3:15. 'Good' Sinners
- 2 Timothy 3:15 Permission to Backslide
- 2 Timothy 3:15 The “Mom Box”
- 2 Timothy 3:15-16, A Hunger for God
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Let's Read It
- 2 Timothy 3:16: A Map & A Compass
- 2 Timothy 3:16 No Alteration Needed
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Eye Contact
- 2 Timothy 3:16: A Heart For God
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Read All Of It
- 2 Timothy 3:16. James' Idea
- 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible Stands!
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Profitable Knowledge
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Learning From Mistakes
- 2 Timothy 3:16 A Book For Every Need
- 2 Timothy 3:16. "Wreck" A Bible
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Recalculating
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Profitable For Growth
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Lambs May Wade
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Book For Every Need
- 2 Timothy 3:16 The Power of Demonstration
- 2 Timothy 3:16: A Harmless Diversion?
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Profitable Reading
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Worth The Effort?
- 2 Timothy 3:16: Jordan’s Idea
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Hearing God
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Let's Read It!
- 2 Timothy 3:16 The Lost Library
- 2 Timothy 3:16 The Revisable Edition
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17: God's Tool Kit
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Can We Really Trust the Bible?
JOSEPH PARKER The People's Bible
PASTORLIFE Sermons by Various Pastors
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Word of God - J Mike Minnix
- 2 Timothy 3:1-16 Raising the Standard in our Total Church Conduct- David Cook
- 2 Timothy 3:7 Beware of Style over Substance - Franklin Kirksey
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Bible 101 - Terry Trivette
- 2 Timothy 3:10-15 The Molding of a Spiritual Leader - Johnny Hunt
- 2 Timothy 3:16 The Scripture - Philip Cooper
J C PHILPOT
- 2 Timothy 3:14 Continue in the Things Learned! (See August 22 Entry)
- The purpose of the Bible (J. R. Miller, "Devotional Hours with the Bible" 1909) 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Paul has no uncertain word about the inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible alone is the Word of God. Holy men wrote it as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. There are other good books in the world — but none like the Word of God.
We ought to read the Bible reverently — since God speaks to us in its pages.
We ought to believe it — for His Word must be absolutely true.
We should obey it — since what God commands must be right.
We may yield our whole life to its influence — to be guided and fashioned by it.
Scripture is profitable for teaching — that is, for instruction in all matters that concern life.
It is profitable for rebuking — it shows us our sins, our follies, our mistakes.
It is profitable for correcting — to bring us back from wrong ways to right ways.
It is profitable for training in righteousness — it gives us instruction for all true and beautiful living.
"So that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." The purpose of the Bible is to make complete men of us. If we follow it in everything — it will show us the right way, it will reveal to us the perfect ideal of Christian character, it will inspire us to holy living.
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE Study Notes
- 2 Tim 3:1–9
- 2 Tim 3:1
- 2 Tim 3:5
- 2 Tim 3:6
- 2 Tim 3:8
- 2 Tim 3:10–17
- 2 Tim 3:10–11
- 2 Tim 3:11
- 2 Tim 3:12
- 2 Tim 3:14
- 2 Tim 3:15
- 2 Tim 3:16
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 What's This World Coming To? - 1
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 What's This World Coming To? -2
- 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 Living Today in Light of Tomorrow
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Growing Spiritually: Disciplined in the Word
- 2 Timothy 3:16 Is the Bible still being written?
- 2 Timothy 3:16 What The Bible Is All About
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Of the Scriptures
ADRIAN ROGERS - devotionals
- 2 Timothy 3:1-One Nation under God?
- 2 Timothy 3:1-8 The Issues we Must Face
- 2 Timothy 3:1-8 The Issues we Must Face - Part 1
- 2 Timothy 3:1-8 The Issues we Must Face - Part 2
- 2 Timothy 3:12 (et al Scriptures) Preparing for Persecution - Part 1
- 2 Timothy 3:12 (et al Scriptures) Preparing for Persecution - Part 2
- 2 Timothy 3:12 Learning to Stand for Jesus in the Face of Persecution
- 2 Timothy 3:16 (et al Scriptures) Your Bible: A Living Treasure
J C RYLE
SERMON AUDIO - audios and pdfs - quality may vary
SERMONS BY VERSE - Older Expositions
- 2 Timothy 3:1, 2. Self-love reprobated
- 2 Timothy 3:5 Form and Power of Godliness
- 2 Timothy 3:7 A Want of Profiting by the Gospel censured
- 2 Timothy 3:10 Character of St. Paul
- 2 Timothy 3:12 The true Gospel hated
- 2 Timothy 3:15 The early Knowledge of Timothy
- 2 Timothy 3:16, 17. The Excellency of the Scriptures
SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY Edited by F C Cook
CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON NOTES
- 2 Timothy 3:1-9: Dangerous Times
- 2 Timothy 3:10-13: What you See is what you Can Be
- 2 Timothy 3:1-17 The Authority of the Word
- 2 Timothy 3:14-16: Thinking Christianly
RON TEED Sermons
- Recollections, Reflections, and Exhortations - 2 Timothy 3:1-4:5
- Faithfulness in the Last Days - 2 Timothy 3:1-13
- False Teachers in the Last Days - 2 Timothy 3:1-9
- Terrible times in the last days - 2 Timothy 3:1
- Having a form of godliness but denying its power - 2 Timothy 3:2-5
- Weak-willed women - 2 Timothy 3:6
- Always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth - 2 Timothy 3:7-9
- Persecution in the Last Days - 2 Timothy 3:10-13
- Antioch, Iconium and Lystra - 2 Timothy 3:10-11
- Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted - 2 Timothy 3:12-13
- Exhortation and Encouragement of Timothy - 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
- From infancy you have known the holy Scriptures - 2 Timothy 3:14-15
- All Scripture is God-breathed - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Theological Articles: Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible
GEOFF THOMAS SERMONS
- 3:1-13 Continue In The Gospel
- 3:13-15 Why We Should Continue To Follow Christ
- 3:16-17 The Origin And Purpose Of The Bible
DAVID THOMPSON - sermons with Pdf's (~5 pages)
TODAY IN THE WORD Devotionals -Moody Bible Institute