II Timothy

II Timothy

II Timothy continues to offer challenge to Timothy (see 1:6, 2:1, 15; and 4:5), but also challenge for the church.   A key need, and a tremendous challenge even for today’s Church is found in 2:2—“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”  Within that one verse is God’s strategy for discipleship.  I and II Timothy, as well as Titus, are books that every pastor should focus on for personal enrichment.  Listen to II Timothy 2:15—“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.”  As pastors, one of our main callings is to study the Bible!

Here is an outline of II Timothy:

I.                    Salutation (1:1-2)

II.                  Expression of thanks for Timothy (1:3-7)

III.                The call to remember Timothy’s responsibilities (1:8-18)

IV.                The character of a faithful servant (2:1-26)

V.                  The caution of a faithful servant (3:1-17)

VI.                The charge to preach the Word (4:1-5)

VII.              The comfort of a faithful servant (4:6-18)

VIII.            Concluding greetings (4:19-22)


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