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2 Timothy 1:2

2 Timothy 1:2

Following on from his introductory greeting, in this letter to Timothy, Paul immediately identifies himself as an apostle of Christ, according to the will of God. He confirmed that His ministry was according to the promise of life, which is in Christ Jesus, by faith... before addressing Timothy as: my dearly beloved son.

Timothy was not Paul's physical offspring, but a spiritual son, who had been nurtured in the Hebrew read more...

2 Timothy 1:4

2 Timothy 1:4

As he penned his final epistle from a dungeon in Rome, Paul wanted to encourage this young pastor to stand fast in the faith, and endure the inevitable challenges he would face, if he were to be faithful in ministry, remain true to the glorious gospel of grace and preach the Word of God, to a world that was dead in sins and at enmity with God.

Timothy was Paul's dear son in the faith, and this verse alone shows how his heart read more...

2 Timothy 1:5

2 Timothy 1:5

As Paul was nearing the end of his ministry we discover that all but a handful of believers had deserted him and many were straying from the gospel of grace. Following a life of hardship and pain where he determined to preach nothing but Christ crucified, we discover Paul at the end of his life, alone and in a Roman prison cell. He obviously recalled the sincere faith that so exemplified this special young disciple, as he wrote his final epistle, but so too did he read more...

2 Timothy 1:6

2 Timothy 1:6

As Paul neared the end of his life the wisdom he proffered to Timothy is as relevant today as the day on which he picked up his quill, to pen his final message as God's chosen apostle to the gentiles. Having joyfully recalled his trust in Jesus as well as the sincere faith of his mother and grandmother, Paul called on Timothy to: fan into flame the gift of God, which was in him.

Christ was the final revelation to man and read more...

2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7

Down through the centuries the normal Christian life has been one of intense persecution and pain - rejection, ridicule, subjugation, and death. The early church of the first century was scattered far and wide, as an increasingly hostile world fed many to the lions and burnt others at the stake. As we read of men and women of faith, (like those listed in the Hebrews 11 role of honour), we discover that many were enslaved, exploited and exterminated for read more...

2 Timothy 1:9

2 Timothy 1:9

God saved us from the penalty of sin at Calvary. God continues to save us from the power of sin throughout our Christian life, and God is going to save us from the presence of sin when we stand before Him in glorified bodies - and it is all by grace.

We were not saved because of our goodness or achievements. We were not redeemed because of anything that we have done. We were not adopted into God's family due to any merit that read more...

2 Timothy 1:12

2 Timothy 1:12

In writing to Timothy, a beloved son in the faith, Paul explains in the opening words of this epistle that he is suffering deeply because of the gospel of Christ – but far from complaining he is reminding Timothy that all who live godly lives in defence of the gospel of Christ, will suffer in this world. But the glory of the gospel and the eternal truths that it contains far outweigh the pain of persecution in this world, and so Paul confesses – I am not read more...

2 Timothy 1:13

2 Timothy 1:13

There are many 'patterns' in the Word of God that are there for our learning, which act as illustrations of godly living. Christ's life was one such pattern, and His life was lived in the way that God desires all His children to live - a sacrificial life of dependent trust in the Lord for all things.. a holy life that is prepared to say, 'Thy will, not mine be done' - to the glory of God.

Paul used his own life as an example of read more...

2 Timothy 2:1

2 Timothy 2:1

There are many challenges for the Christian to patiently endure, in the midst of trials and tribulation. Believers are exhorted to be diligent in the faith and strive to be approved unto God – a worker that does not need to be ashamed before Him.

The urgency of this message becomes increasingly intense as Paul’s life draws to a close, and none more so than in this final letter to Timothy, his beloved ‘son in the faith’.

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2 Timothy 2:2

2 Timothy 2:2

Jesus taught that false Christs, false prophets and ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing would arise and mislead many - even the elect of God. Indeed, while Paul was alive, many false teachers had already infiltrated the church, with the explicit intent to destroy Christianity and Church-age doctrine - most of which was given through God's holy apostles and prophets, and recorded in the New Testament epistles.

Paul knew that after read more...

2 Timothy 2:3

2 Timothy 2:3

Paul’s life is getting near to its end and he has experience many different kinds of hardships and sufferings in His life – for the sake of the gospel of Christ. He was told at the start of his ministry that he would suffer many things for the name of the Lord Jesus, and what a catalogue of trials and tribulation have been listed, in his various epistles.

Now as his life draws to its close, Paul is reminding his spiritual read more...

2 Timothy 2:10

2 Timothy 2:10

Paul often uses the military or farming to illustrate the essential qualities of the Christian man or woman, for a soldier must be loyal, dependable, disciplined and self-sacrificing while the farmer needs to be hard-working, patient, single-minded and confident that his labour will one day produce a great harvest. Paul was prepared to endure ALL THINGS in order to proclaim the whole spectrum of Christian salvation and service - for not only did God save us read more...

2 Timothy 2:12

2 Timothy 2:12

As believers, we have been given many precious promises - not only those that relate to our justification, but also promises in connection with our sanctification. At salvation, we were born-again at a particular time and particular place - by faith in Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and life everlasting. But as born-again believers we also have many promises connected with our ongoing, life-long sanctification.

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2 Timothy 2:13

2 Timothy 2:13

We base our faith on the veracity of the Word of God. If God were a liar - (and He is NOT), then our faith would be founded on a very flimsy foundation. However, one of God's characteristics is truth, and the Lord Jesus Himself, reinstated one very important fact: I AM the way. I AM truth - I AM life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

One of the foundational facts upon read more...

2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 2:15

It is to God not to man that we are to diligently study in order to show ourselves approved. What is man that we should be mindful of what man thinks of us – too often the gospel truth, to which we hold fast, is foolishness to the world of men and can also be distorted by the finite thinking of many theologians.

It is also the word of God that is to be the focus of our study and not the wise philosophies or limited scope of read more...

2 Timothy 2:19

2 Timothy 2:19

The spread of false doctrine in the church is likened to a cancer that spreads and infects the physical body, which finally dies. The church of God, individually and corporately, should rather stand fast on the firm foundation of Christ Jesus our Lord - and should shun every kind of evil thought, unkind words, ungracious action or selfish motive.

And so we are called to be a faithful soldiers who obey his commander-in-chief, as read more...

2 Timothy 2:22

2 Timothy 2:22

Though Timothy was younger in the faith than Paul, he had a spiritual maturity, that equipped him for the pastoral work that was entrusted to him. However, the old apostle knew the wily ways of the devil, who prowls around as a roaring lion, seeking to shipwreck the faith of all God's children, through the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.

And so we discover Paul, warning Timothy, his son in the faith, to separate himself read more...

2 Timothy 2:24

2 Timothy 2:24

We are called to be bond-servants of the Lord and as such are not to follow our own wishes but those of Jesus Christ our Savior. As His servants we are all called to share the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, despite the fact that the life of a believer is far from easy.

Many of those with whom we desire to share the good news of Christ oppose the Word of God and make it difficult and discouraging for us to share this read more...

2 Timothy 3:1

2 Timothy 3:1

At the end of his life, when all had forsaken him and Paul lay condemned, in a Roman cell, he penned an accurate description of the state of the world in the end times.. as the time for Christ's return drew ever closer. Paul gave important information on how to identity these end times, which would become increasingly fraught with danger and wickedness - and he also gave clear instruction on how to respond during this evil time.. and outlined the responsibility read more...

2 Timothy 3:6

2 Timothy 3:6

As Paul prepared to leave this world, his deep desire was to ensure that believers, like his spiritual son, Timothy, were properly equipped to face the influx of false teachers and demonic doctrines, that were flooding the churches.

We find him exhorting believers to stand firm on the truth of the gospel of God, to preach the word of truth at every opportunity, to be constant in the faith of the saints, and to persevere, by God's read more...

2 Timothy 3:7

2 Timothy 3:7

Paul knew that perilous times were coming on the Church, when apostasy would be rife within Christendom. He warned Timothy of the many identifying factors, which would characterise the end of the age. Men and women would be selfish, conceited and egotistical. They would be greedy for money, and display pride and arrogance. They would blaspheme God and be disobedient to parents - and they would be unthankful, unholy, unloving and unforgiving.

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2 Timothy 3:8

2 Timothy 3:8

Opposition to the word of truth and the testimony of God is as old as the hills and hostility toward the Christian faith, the church of God and the truth of the glorious gospel of grace continues to rumble around the globe today and ravage many ministries – just as it did when Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Paul knew that read more...

2 Timothy 3:12

2 Timothy 3:12

We live in a fallen world and there are many challenges that face the believer, who has not only trusted Christ for salvation – through the forgiveness of sin, but is also ready and willing to deny self, take up his cross, follow Christ’s example, and say without compromise – Thy will not mine be done.

The new-born, baby Christian has to grow in grace and mature in the faith over an unspecified period of time, to reach this level of maturity in read more...

2 Timothy 3:14

2 Timothy 3:14

I am sure as Paul reflected on his life, in that dark, dank, dreary dungeon in Rome, his heart was gladdened when he thought of Timothy, his spiritual son in the Lord.

But Paul also recognised that the days were becoming darker, and increasingly evil, when men would become lovers of themselves, would not tolerate sound doctrine and would pursue false teachings, and the philosophies of Satan's fallen world system.

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2 Timothy 3:15

2 Timothy 3:15

Timothy had not only been taught the Scriptures from childhood, but had come to know and become personally convinced of the veracity of their content. What an wonderful example his mother and grandmother proved to be - and yet such godly witness of the truth of God's word.. should be the norm for every Christian mother, father and grandparent.

There are certain important truths that were uniquely given to Paul for the Church in read more...

2 Timothy 3:16

2 Timothy 3:16

As we thumb through the pages of Scripture, which have become so familiar to us, it is a challenging and awesome thing to consider Who it is that lies behind those inspired pages and the eternal significance of their content. The written Word of God is not just a collection of curious books penned in antiquity.

The completed library of sixty-six books is a powerful, living, unified whole, for the breath of God's Holy Spirit read more...

2 Timothy 3:17

2 Timothy 3:17

In a world where satanic deception, doctrines of demons and multitudes of false teachers, apostles, prophets and priests seek to shipwreck the faith of Christians and render their lives fruitless - the inspired and inerrant Word of God is profitable for sound doctrine, godly correction, spiritual growth and instruction in righteousness.

The Bible cannot be compared with any other book or so-called 'holy writings' or stimulating read more...

2 Timothy 4:1

2 Timothy 4:1

In the 2nd book of Timothy chapter 4 you find the last recorded instructions in the Bible, from Paul to the church, and as such should be considered of great significance. Paul was Timothy’s spiritual adviser and here we find him solemnly charging Timothy in the most sombre terms to contend earnestly for the faith – to boldly preach the Word of God – to teach the gospel of grace that was given directly to Paul from the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself.

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2 Timothy 4:2

2 Timothy 4:2

We are exhorted to preach or expound the Word of God. We are instructed to preach or proclaim the Truth of Scripture – for His Word is life and light – it is hope and it is peace… for we preach Christ crucified. To preach the word is to preach the truth and to preach the truth of God’s word is to preach Christ - with no compromise.

In today’s relative world when absolute truth is being refuted on all sides and the Word read more...

2 Timothy 4:3

2 Timothy 4:3

Second Timothy is the last of Paul's epistles. He was a prisoner in Rome, and knew that his life was nearing its end. Paul also knew that after his departure, grievous wolves, would arise in the body of Christ, and would not spare the little flock of God.

It is not surprising, therefore, that Paul gave significant, advanced-warning about treachery within the Church, and seriously cautioned Timothy against false teachers, read more...

2 Timothy 4:6

2 Timothy 4:6

Paul knew that his life was soon to end, and that this second letter to Timothy, would be the final epistle he was to pen before His death. As he sat in his dark dungeon, waiting for his execution, Paul wanted to impress on Timothy, the important responsibility that now lay on his shoulder – and those other faithful servants of God.

There read more...

2 Timothy 4:7

2 Timothy 4:7

Second Timothy was the last epistle written by that great apostle to the gentiles, shortly before his impending death. Paul wrote his letter when incarcerated in a Roman prison, and knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that he was already being poured out as a sacrificial offering to the Lord. Indeed, in the previous verse we read: For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

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2 Timothy 4:8

2 Timothy 4:8

As soon as we are saved by grace through faith, we are called to live by grace through faith. And at the end of his final epistle.. before his death, Paul reminds Timothy to keep running with perseverance the Christian race set before him, to preach the God-breathed Word and to stand fast and patiently endure, by grace through faith - as he waits expectantly for the return of the Lord.

Like Timothy we too are to live by grace read more...

2 Timothy 4:10

2 Timothy 4:10

These sad and somber words were written by Paul to Timothy, very close to the end of his ministry, when imprisoned in Rome. Demas was a fellow-believer and one of Paul's fellow-workers, and yet Demas later deserted the apostle because he loved this present world more than his life in Christ. How sad.

We do not know the reason for his return to the world. Whether it was simply the destructive lure of the flesh or an read more...

2 Timothy 4:18

2 Timothy 4:18

The second book of Timothy was written near the end of Paul's life as he faced certain execution at the hands of Rome. He had received increasing opposition to his ministry from legalists and other enemies of the gospel, who vigorously opposed his teaching. And he sadly reported that all the Christians in Asia had forsaken him, including some of his closest friends.

We discover that Paul was suffering greatly for the sake of read more...