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2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 5


II. PAUL WARNS TIMOTHY OF THE CHARACTER OF THE LAST DAYS (3:1-9).


A. Grievous times: self-centered people (v. 1-5a).

 1. Lovers of self - selfish

 2. Lovers of money – covetous

 3. Boastful

 4. Haughty – arrogant

 5. Railers – revilers – blasphemers

 6. Disobedient to Parents

 7. Unthankful – lack of common gratitude – ungrateful

 8. Unholy – irreverent

 9. Without natural affection – lacking love for kinsmen

 10. Implacable – irreconcilable – trucebreakers

 11. Slanderers – malicious gossips – false accusers

 12. Without self-control

 13. Fierce – brutal

 14. No lovers of good – haters of good

 15. Traitors – treacherous

 16. Headstrong – reckless

 17. Puffed up – conceited

 18. Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

 19. Hold form of godliness but deny power thereof


B. Timothy must turn away from such people (v. 5b – 9)

 1. Deceptive false teachers will come from this group.

2. Women willingly deceived – ever learning but not coming to the knowledge of the truth.

3. The folly of withstanding truth will be evident – just like Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses.

 

QUESTIONS


1. To what period does “the last days” refer?



2. Grievous seasons are characterized by what kind of people?



3. What TWO things go along with lovers of self and lovers of pleasure?



4. What accompanies sinful pride?



5. What is family-life like in grievous times?



6. What kind of control is needed to help avoid grievous times?



7. What are some characteristics of “coldness” that characterize grievous times?



8. What was Timothy to do with such people characterizing grievous times?



9. What made the false teachers deceptive?



10. Why were some women “silly?”



11. Who were Jannes and Jambres?



12. Why were those who withstood the truth like Jannes and Jambres?



13. What kind of mind accompanies withstanding the truth of the Gospel?




2 TIMOTHY: LESSON 6


II. PAUL PREPARES TIMOTHY FOR THE GRIEVOUS TIMES (3:10-4:5).  


A. Paul’s example of righteous conduct – persecution- deliverance (3:10-12).  

 1. Exhortation: All who live godly will suffer persecution.


B. Evil men and imposters will become increasingly worse – deceiving and being deceived (3:13).


C. Timothy to abide in what he has learned having confidence in the character of those who taught him (3:14).


D. Timothy to abide with confidence in the all-sufficient Scriptures (3:15-17).

 1. Able to make one wise unto salvation in Christ.

 2. Inspired of God – profitable for teaching and living.

 3. Completely furnishes the man of God for every good work.


E. Paul charges Timothy to fulfill his ministry (4:1-5).

 1. Preach the word – in season and out of season.

 2. Be sober in all things.

 3. Suffer hardship.

             4. Do the work of an evangelist.

  

 

QUESTIONS


1. In what sense had Timothy followed Paul?



2. What distinction is there between “longsuffering” and “patience?”



3. What type of persecution did Paul endure in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra?



4. In what sense did the Lord deliver Paul from all his persecutions?



5. If you live a godly life, what can you expect to happen in this world?  Why?



6. Why is it he tendency of evil men and imposters to become increasingly worse?



7. Give two reasons for Timothy having confidence to abide in what he has learned?



8. When did timothy begin to learn the Scriptures?



9. Explain in our own words the fourfold profitableness of the inspired Word.



10. What does Jesus judging the living and the dead have to do with charging Timothy to preach the word?



11. When is it “out of season” for preaching the word?



12. Discuss the meaning and application of “reprove, rebuke and exhort” in preaching the word?



13. What are some essentials in doing the work of an evangelist?