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2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 1
I. PAUL’S FOND REMEMBRANCE OF TIMOTHY AND A TIMELY EXHORTATION (1:1-
A. Paul’s Salutation (v.1-
1. Paul is Christ’s apostle according to God’s authority.
2. Apostleship is in keeping with the promise of life.
3. Timothy recipient of letter.
4. Paul’s desires God’s grace – mercy-
B. Paul’s thanksgiving and supplications to God on behalf of Timothy (v. 3-
1. Paul remembers Timothy with thanksgiving in his prayers, night, and day.
2. Paul longs to see Timothy with joy remembering his tears.
3. Paul remembers Timothy’s genuine faith.
a. First in grandmother, Lois
b. Then, in mother, Eunice
C. Paul’s exhortation for Timothy to stir up the miraculous gift that connects with his ministry (v.5-
1. The spirit in the Christian is not fearfulness, but:
1. According to whose will is Paul Christ’s apostle?
2. With what is Paul’s apostleship in harmony?
3. What was Paul’s relationship with Timothy?
4. What distinction is there between “grace” and “mercy”?
5. What is the peace that all should desire?
6. Had Paul’s forefathers served God with a pure conscience?
7. How often was Timothy in Paul’s prayers?
8. Why did Paul long to see Timothy?
9. What kind of faith did Timothy have?
10. Who was first in Timothy’s family to have such a faith?
11. Was Timothy’s “gift” a miraculous one? Explain
12. What does Paul want Timothy to do in connection with his gift?
13. Why should Timothy not be timid or fearful?
2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 2
II. PAUL’S EXHORTATION: BE NOT ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY (1:8-
A. Paul’s example of not being ashamed though a prisoner (v. 8-
1. Timothy encouraged to suffer hardship with the Gospel.
2. Paul trusts in God and God’s power as manifested in the testimony of the gospel to save him in the last day.
B. Paul exhorts Timothy to hold to the pattern of sound words and guard the doctrine of the gospel committed to him (v. 13-
C. Onesiphorus’ example of not being ashamed of Paul (v. 15-
1. Unlike Phygelus and Hermogenes, Onesiphorus had not turned away from Paul.
2. Onesiphorus’ action:
a. Refreshed Paul often
b. Sought Paul in Rome and found him
c. Timothy reminded of his good works in Ephesus
1. Describe how Timothy might be ashamed of the testimony of his Lord?
2. What must Timothy suffer in connection with the Gospel?
3. What power could Timothy rely upon to help him endure the suffering?
4. How has this power been revealed?
5. In what three ways does Paul describe his ministry?
6. What is Paul’s “deposit” that will be guarded by God?
7. What must Timothy hold to?
8. What was the good thing committed to Timothy that he must guard? How would the Holy Spirit help him guard it?
9. Who had turned away from Paul? Why?
10. How did Onesiphorus show he was not ashamed of the testimony of the Lord?
11. In what two ways did Paul desire God’s mercy to bless Onesiphorus?