2 Timothy 4:1-8 – MOTIVATION FOR GREATNESS 

Timothy was Paul’s “son” in the Lord.

Timothy would do special assignments at the direction of Paul.

Paul would soon be leaving Timothy and going to Heaven.

Paul motivates Timothy to great living for the Lord. 

EXHORTATION OF TIMOTHY – Vss. 1-2, 5

Timothy was encouraged to preach the Word of God faithfully, to be on the watch, to endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, and to fully prove his ministry. 

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES – Vss. 3-4

Timothy need to be faithful at the current time because more difficult times were coming. 

EXAMPLE OF PAUL – Vss. 6-8

Paul was faithful to the end.

Paul would be rewarded in the future.

Those, like Timothy, who are faithful also will be equally rewarded.