Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy was written by Paul from Rome during Paul’s second Roman imprisonment, perhaps about 66 A.D. As far as we know, Timothy was still in Ephesus. A THEME, OUTLINE AND T… Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy was written by Paul from Rome during Paul’s second Roman imprisonment, perhaps about 66 A.D. As far as we know, Timothy was still in Ephesus.
A THEME, OUTLINE AND THE BASIC CONTENTS OF 2 TIMOTHY
“PAUL COUNSELS TIMOTHY CONCERNING THE WORD OF TRUTH”
1.Guard the word of truth. (1) Key passages: “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you; guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us” (1:13-14).
2.Teach the word of truth. (2) Key passages: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2:15). “Those who oppose him (the Lord’s servant) he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth” (2:25).
3.Continue in the word of truth. (3) Key passages: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy … Have nothing to do with them” (2:25)(3:1-2, 5b). “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (3:12). “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of” (3:14). “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (3:16-17).
4.Preach the word of truth. (4) Key passages: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction” (4:2). “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (4:3). “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry” (4:5). “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom” (4:18a).
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