2 TIMOTHY 1

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2 Timothy 1:1-2

GREETINGS

 

As the Apostle Paul begins this Pastoral Epistle, he greets his protégé` Timothy.

 

THE PERSON - Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,   

 

THE PROMISE - according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

 

THE PARTNER - To Timothy, my dearly beloved son:

 

THE PRONOUNCEMENT - Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

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A SPIRITUAL PARENT (FATHER) – FATHER’S DAY

2 Timothy 1:1-8

 

Many Christians end up being Spiritual parents to younger Christians. We may

have led them to the Lord, and/or discipled them. How can we be good

Spiritual parents to our own children and our children in the faith? We can

follow Paul's example, as he was a Spiritual parent to Timothy.

 

A FATHER'S MIND - Vss. 1-2 - Wishing grace, mercy, and peace

 

A FATHER'S MINISTRY - Vss. 3-4 - Praying for the child and desiring to spend

time with the child.

 

A FATHER'S MEMORY - Vs. 5-6 - A good parent reminds his child of positive

things which have happened in the past and that he should continue to

progress.

 

A FATHER'S MESSAGE - Vss. 7-8 - A father looks to strengthen and encourage a

child. Paul's message to Timothy encouraged him to stand firm for the Lord.

We should encourage our Spiritual children in the same way.

 

 

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2 Timothy 1:1-8

THE MENTOR

 

A mentor trains someone. Paul was Timothy's mentor in the things of God.  A good mentor:

 

REAFFIRMS Vss. 1-2

REQUESTS (Prays) Vss. 3-4

REMINDS Vss. 5-6

REQUIRES (Proper Behavior) Vss. 7-8

 

 

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2 Timothy 1:3-8

AN ENCOURAGING WORD

 

Timothy, a young pastor was discouraged.  Paul encouraged him.

 

CONTINUAL PRAYER – Vs. 3

Paul did not cease to pray for Timothy.

 

COMPASSIONATE DESIRE – Vs. 4

He wanted to spend quality time with Timothy.

 

COMFORTING REMINDER – Vs. 5

His heritage was one of faith.

 

CHALLENGING COMMANDS – Vss. 6-8

1.     Stir up the gift – Vs. 6

2.     Do not fear – Vs. 7

3.     Be proud – Vs. 8

 

 

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2 Timothy 1:13-18

BE LOYAL

 

In my years as a pastor, I have found many people to have a very important quality - loyalty.

A loyal person may not agree with everything you say and do, but will be faithful.

In our text, Paul, who is a prisoner in Rome, is talking to his protegee Timothy about loyalty.

Not that Timothy wasn't loyal to the one who trained him in the Christian faith. He was.

However Nero was now persecuting Christians, and some Christians were being less than loyal to Paul, and consequently to the Lord. I believe Paul was trying to insure that Timothy would remain loyal to the Lord and to himself.

 

BE LOYAL TO GOD'S WORD - Vss. 13-14

Vs. 13 - When an architect is building a building he makes a sketch of what the building will look like. Timothy was given a "form", an outline, or a sketch of sound words from Paul. Paul had taught Timothy the Word of God and Bible doctrine. Timothy was to hold fast to what he had been taught. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 shows us what happens when a person does not hold on to solid Bible doctrine.

 

Vs. 14 - Paul uses a banking illustration.  Timothy received a deposit of something that is precious.

He was to take care of it as a good banker takes care of treasure placed in his trust. Timothy had received a deposit of the Word of God. He was to care of his precious treasure.

 

BE LOYAL TO GOD'S WORKERS - Vss. 15-18

We are to be loyal to God's people as they stand for the truth.  In these verses Paul is telling Timothy of those who were not faithful to Paul, and one person who was faithful. Many had turned away from Paul (Vs. 15). They did not stand with him during his time of need.

 

The man who did stand with Paul was a man named Onesiphorus.

He often refreshed Paul. - Vs. 16

He was not ashamed of Paul's chain. - Vs. 16

He sought Paul out. - Vs. 17

He served Paul. - Vs. 18

 

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2 Timothy 1:16-18

A GOOD FRIEND

 

Onesiphorus, a citizen of Ephesus, visited Rome while Paul was a prisoner.

He showed himself to be a good friend to Paul.

 

HE WAS DILIGENT - Vs. 17 - Evidently just to find Paul, he had to search

diligently. He did not give up easily in order to be a good friend.

 

HE WAS DELIGHTFUL - Vss. 16&18 - He refreshed Paul, meeting Paul's needs in

Jail, and also ministered to him in Ephesus.

 

HE WAS DEVOTED - Vs. 16 - He didn't do this once, but often. And, he was not

ashamed of being associated with a prisoner.

 

 

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