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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.




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?




A. Paul’s assurance in the face of death (v. 6-8)

 1. Being offered as drink offering.

 2. Has fought – finished – kept.

 3. Assured of crown of righteousness from righteous judge.

B. Paul’s request for Timothy to come to Paul (v. 9-15).

 1. Demas has forsaken Paul – loved present world.

  a. Crescens has gone to Galatia

  b. Titus has gone to Dalmatia.

  c. Only Luke is with Paul.

 2. Requests Timothy to bring:

  a. Useful Mark

  b. Cloak

  c. Books and Parchments

 3. Timothy warned of evil deeds of Alexander the coppersmith.

C. Paul’s praise for his Lord (v. 16-18).

 1. The Lord stood by Paul.

 2. The Lord will deliver Paul into His heavenly kingdom.

D. Paul’s salutations and desire for the Lord and His grace to be with Timothy        (v. 19-22).



1. What was Paul and his approaching death like?

2. What are three things we must do like Paul to assure us of receiving the crown of righteousness?

3. Why was it urgent for Timothy to come to Paul?

4. Who was with Paul?

5. Why did Demas forsake Paul?

6. Paul wanted Timothy to bring whom with him?  Why?

7. What things did Paul want Timothy to bring with him?  What do these things tell us of Paul’s imprisonment?

8. How did Paul deal with the evil that Alexander had done to him?

9. Why must Timothy be aware of Alexander?

10. What did Paul mean that at his first defense “no one took my part”?

11. What did the Lord do for Paul at his first defense?

12. How can we reconcile Paul's expectation of deliverance from every evil work, and yet be beheaded?

13. What is the “heavenly kingdom”?

14. To whom did Paul want Timothy to give his greetings?

15. What does a sick Trophimus say about the purpose of the Gospel and miracles?

16. What two blessings does Paul wish for Timothy?