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2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 2


II. PAUL’S EXHORTATION: BE NOT ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY (1:8-18)


A. Paul’s example of not being ashamed though a prisoner (v. 8-12)

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. 13-14).

 

C. Onesiphorus’ example of not being ashamed of Paul (v. 15-18)

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


QUESTIONS


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?




2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 3


II. PAUL’S EXHORTATION: THERE IS REWARD FOR SUFFERING HARDSHIP (2:1-13)


A. As Paul’s child, receive strength in God’s grace and teach faithful men the things heard from Paul (v. 1-2).


B. As a good soldier, serve wholeheartedly to please the commander  (v. 3-4).

 

C. As an athlete, contend lawfully to be crowned (v. 5).


D. As a diligent farmer, partake firsts of fruit produced (v. 6).


E. By considering matters, the Lord will give understanding (v. 7).


F. Remember the message of the Gospel: the risen Christ (v. 8).


G. Paul suffers and endures for the elect’s sake – the Word is not bound (v. 9-10).


H. Faithful sayings: (v. 11-13)

 1. If we have died with Him – we shall live with Him.

 2. If we endure – we will reign with Him.

 3. If we deny Him – He will deny us.

 4. If we are faithless – He abides faithful- He cannot deny Himself.  


QUESTIONS


1. What should be a source of strength to the Christian?



2. What was Timothy to commit to others?



3. Who are the “faithful men?”



4. What does serving God as a soldier demand?



5. How is the faithful Christian like a crowned athlete?



6. What encouragement does the faithful Christian receive from the diligent husbandman?



7. How will the Lord supply “understanding” to Timothy?



8. What was Timothy to remember that would be encouraging to a suffering Christian?



9. Paul was suffering hardship as a ___________________________.



10. What was not being bound while Paul was a prisoner?



11. Explain “why” Paul endured his hardship:



12. Who will live with Christ?



13. What is the blessing of enduring?



14. Who will the Lord deny?



15. What CANNOT the Lord do?