2 TIMOTHY OVERVIEW
Timothy must faithfully pass on the gospel treasure
Do Not be Ashamed
Retain the Standard
Entrust to Faithful Men
Handle the Word Accurately
Realize difficult times will come
Continue in Things Learned
Preach the Word
Fulfill your Ministry
Who is the author and how is he described?
1:1 Paul, Apostle
1:11 Preacher, Teacher
What are Paul's circumstances?
1:8 Suffering for gospel
1:12 Suffer these things
1:15 All in Asia deserted
1:16 In chains
2:9 Imprisoned as a criminal
3:11 Persecutions and sufferings
4:16 No support, all deserted - at 1st defense
Where is Paul as he writes this letter?
2:9 In prison
When in Paul's life was this letter composed?
4:6 Being poured out as a drink offering & the time of his departure was near
Who is the recipient and what do we learn about him?
1:2 Timothy, Paul's Beloved son (2:1)
1:4 Sincere faith
1:6 Needed to be reminded to kindle afresh the gift of God in him through the laying on of Paul's hands
1:13 Heard "sound words" from Paul
1:14 Holy Spirit dwelt in him
1:14 Had a treasure entrusted
1:15 Aware of the fact that all in Asia turned away from Paul
2:2 Heard things from Paul in presence of many witnesses
3:10 Followed Paul's teaching, conduct, purpose... persecutions and suffering
3:14 Had learned and become convinced of (the things he heard from Paul and his godly relations) knowing from whom you have learned them
3:15 From childhood known the sacred writings
What instruction does Paul give Timothy in (2Ti 1:8)?
Do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of Paul His prisoner
What is Paul's invitation to Timothy (2Ti 1:8)?
Join in suffering
Why is Paul suffering (2Ti 1:8)?
For the gospel
How will Timothy be enabled to remain unashamed while suffering (2Ti 1:8)?
Power of God
(cf Not been given a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline or sound mind, discretion, sobriety, sound judgment 2Ti 1:7)
How does Paul "define" the gospel (2Ti 1:10)?
Brought life & immortality to light
What does Paul experience as a consequence of being appointed a preacher, apostle & teacher of the gospel (2Ti 1:12)?
How is Paul enabled to endure suffering (2Ti 1:12)?
He knows Whom he has believed
Convinced He was able to guard what Paul had entrusted to him
What instructions does Paul give Timothy in regard to the gospel (2Ti 1:13-14)?
Retain the Standard of Sound Words heard from me
Guard the Treasure
How will Timothy be enabled to guard the treasure(2Ti 1:14)?
What is Timothy aware of that might cause him to waver (2Ti 1:15-18)?
All who are in Asia turned away fr Paul
Paul is in chains
Who did Paul remind Timothy about that would encourage him (2Ti 1:15-18)?
Not ashamed of Paul's chains
Eagerly searched for and found Paul in Rome
Rendered services at Ephesus
How will Timothy be enabled to fulfill his ministry (2Ti 2:1)?
By being strong (Literally = being continually strengthened) in the grace (God's transforming power) that is in Christ Jesus
What instructions does Paul give Timothy (2Ti 2:1)?
Entrust (gospel) to faithful men
Compete by rules
What is Paul's instruction to Timothy to encourage him regarding the truth in the metaphors (2Ti 2:7)?
His part = Consider them
Lord's part = will give understanding
What is Timothy to constantly be mindful of (2Ti 2:8)?
Remember Jesus Christ risen from the dead, descendant of David (cf Heb 12:2)
What is Paul experiencing because of the gospel (2Ti 2:9)?
Suffers hardship: imprisonment as criminal
What does Paul remind Timothy to encourage him to endure hardship (2Ti 2:9)?
Word of God not imprisoned
What motivates Paul to endure even imprisonment (2Ti 2:10)?
What is the trustworthy statement Paul gives Timothy (2Ti 2:11-13)?
If we died w Him
we shall live w Him
If we endure
we shall reign w Him
If we deny Him
He will deny us
If we are faithless, He remains faithful;
In light of this trustworthy statement what is Timothy instructed to do ? Why? (2Ti 2:14)?
Remind of these things
Don't word wrangle
How is Timothy to handle the Word of truth (2Ti 2:15)?
Be diligent to handle accurately word of truth
What is Timothy to avoid and why (2Ti 2:16-17)?
Worldly & empty chatter > lead to further ungodliness
Hymenaeus & Philetus = gone astray from the truth
Upset faith of some
What can Timothy be assured of in (2Ti 2:19)?
Firm foundation of God stands w seal
Vessel of honor
Set apart, useful, prepared for every good work
Cleanse one's self
Flee youthful lusts
Pursue +R, faith, love, peace
Refuse foolish speculation (quarrel)
How does Paul describe the Lord's bondservant? (2Ti 2:24-26 )
Able to teach
Patient when wronged
those in opposition
God might grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth
What can truth do for those whose senses are captivated?
Come to senses
Escape snare of devil
What will the last days be like & what should Timothy do (2Ti 3:1-5)?
Last days = difficult
Realize (be aware)
Avoid ungodly men
What will the ungodly men do (2Ti3:6-8)?
Captivate weak women
How can one recognize these ungodly men (2Ti3:8)?
Oppose the truth, Depraved mind
Will these ungodly men be successful (2Ti3:9)?
Not make progress
Folly = obvious
How does Paul contrast Timothy with these men these ungodly men be successful (2Ti3:10-11)?
Followed Paul's teaching, conduct, etc
What does he warn Timothy about? What does he assure him of? (3:12-13)
Evil men will get worse
What does Paul tell Timothy will enable him to survive the deception? (3:14)
Continue in things you learned (gospel)
How does Paul explain the efficacy of the word of God Timothy will enable him to survive the deception? (3:15-17)
Give wisdom leading to salvation
Training in +R
Equips us for every good work
What is Paul's solemn charge to Timothy and why? (4:1-4)
Preach the Word
Rebuke, reprove, exhort
Men will turn from truth to myth
Accumulate teachers who tell them what they want to hear
How does Paul say Timothy is fulfill his charge in light of the departure from truth? (4:5)
Do work of evangelist
Fulfill your ministry
Why is Timothy's role so crucial? (4:6)
Paul's departure has come (Timothy is Paul's faithful man)
How does Paul sum his life and his coming reward? (4:7-8)
Fought the good fight
Finished the course
Kept the faith
In future -
Crown of +R
For all who have loved Christ's appearing
How does Paul describe Demas? (4:10)
Loved present world
Departed for Thessalonica
How does Paul describe Alexander? (4:14)
Did much harm
How is Timothy to interact with Alexander? (4:15)
Be on guard
What happened at Paul's first defense? (4:16-17)
All deserted him
Lord stood with him
Paul accomplish his proclamation to Gentiles
What was Paul's firm assurance in this difficult time - up to the very end of his life? (4:18)
Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (cf "I know Whom I have believed 2Ti 1:12)
Gospel: testimony, standard, treasure, truth, the word, teaching, things you heard from me
Suffering: chains, prison, persecution
Other: not ashamed, endure, charge, diligence
What can we deduce about the historical context?
What were the times like?
Persecution from without
Defection ("deny Him") and deception from within
TWO GENERAL CLASSES OF PEOPLE
|"THE UNFAITHFUL"||"THE FAITHFUL"|
All in Asia
Phygelus & Hermogenes
Hymenaeus & Philetus
Men holding form of godliness but lack power thereof
Evil men and impostors
Proceed from bad to worse
Deceive and are themselves deceived
Those who do not endure sound doctrine
Accumulate teachers ~ own desires
Turn aside ears from the truth to Myths
Loved this present world
Did much harm
Vigorously opposed Paul's teaching
Stayed with Paul
Mark had deserted on 1st missionary journey
Now he is useful to Paul for service