2 TIMOTHY 3

4 Outlines

 

2 Timothy 3:1-7

GUT CHECK!

 

When we say a person "has guts" we mean that they have courage.

A "gut check" is a situation that puts us to the test to see whether we have "guts" or courage.

2 Timothy 3:1-7 talks about the "last days", which we are probably in.

These verses are also a challenge to Christians to take a gut check!  Do we have the courage of our convictions?

 

WHAT DO I LOVE? Vss. 1-4

Do I love myself more than I love God?

Do I love pleasure more than I love God? Vs. 4

 

HOW DO I LIVE? - Vss. 5-6

Do I have just a form of godliness, without any real power to live a godly life?

That power is the result of being yielded and having faith. Galatians 2:20, Romans 6:11-14

 

HOW DO I LEARN? - Vs. 7

Many Christians sit in church and Sunday School, but never learn. Their lives never change.

Oh, they may have some "head knowledge" but they lack "heart knowledge". They have not applied what they have learned to daily living.

 

This might be a good message for a revival service.

 

 

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2 Timothy 3:10-17

STAND FAST!

 

STAND FAST IN AN EXPRESSIVE PATTERN

2 Timothy 3:10-11 - But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

STAND FAST DURING AN EXPECTED PROBLEM

2 Timothy 3:12-13 - Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

STAND FAST FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONAL PRECEPTS

2 Timothy 3:14-17 - But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

 

 

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2 Timothy 3:12-17

WHEN BEING A CHRISTIAN IS NOT EASY

 

We all have times when living for the Lord seems to be especially hard.

We need to remember the following principles:

 

1. THE FACT OF PERSECUTION.  Vss. 12-13

    All Christians will be harassed because of their faith. They live in a

    world that is full of wickedness.

2. THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD'S SERVANT. Vs. 14

    Like Timothy, we are to continue in the faith which we have been

    taught

3. THE FOCUS ON GOD'S WORD Vss. 15-17

    We are to concentrate on knowing God's word.  The Word makes

    us wise, comes from God, and provides us with "doctrine, reproof,

    correction, and instruction in righteousness.".

 

 

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2 Timothy 3:12-17

WHEN TIMES ARE BAD

 

THERE WILL BE PERSECUTION – Vs. 12

THERE WILL BE PERVERSITY – Vs. 13

WE MUST BE PERSISTENT – Vs. 14

WE MUST LIVE BY GOD’S PRECEPTS – Vss. 15-16

 

 

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2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 1:21

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD'S WORD

 

We as Christians have but one authority, and that is the Word of God, the Bible.  We must understand just how important God's Word is in our lives.

 

THE PRODUCTION OF GOD'S WORD

"Given by inspiration of God." - It is "God breathed." 1 Timothy 3:16

Holy men of God spoke as they were "moved by the Holy Ghost."

(2 Peter 1:21)

 

THE PROFIT OF GOD'S WORD

God's word is profitable for

Doctrine

Reproof

Correction

Instruction in righteousness.

Learning (1 Timothy 3:16 & Romans 15:4)

 

THE PURPOSES OF GOD'S WORD

"That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (1 Timothy 3:17)

"That we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." (Romans 15:4)

 

 

 

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