2 Timothy 4 - NIV
2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
9 Do your best to come to me quickly,
10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.
17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.
22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.
Sermons on 2 Timothy 4
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 23, 2018
It doesn't matter whether we finish first in this race, but it does matter that we "finish pretty." Do you know what that means and what it takes to "look good" when we cross the finish line?
OPEN: I read the true story about a group of friends that wanted to take part in one of those big 26 mile marathons. They ran together for over a year preparing for the meet. They were not trying to be big competitors in the race, they enjoyed running together and - for them – this was going to be ...read more
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Mar 25, 2018
In one word in the Greek, "Tetelestai!", Jesus proclaimed that his mission was finished. His death covered all our sins, and the pursuit of his mission to the end motivates us to pursue our God-given mission as we accept his forgiveness from the cross.
Unfinished Business Seven Last Words from the Cross Part 6 * John 19:28, 30 It must be spring! In the last couple of weekends, I cut the grass twice, weeded, helped prepare a gravel and stone walkway, gathered up dead branches, and pruned the shrubs. It felt good to tackle some things, but it ...read more
Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Mar 11, 2018
To establish that this instruction is needed today for all the saints to remain faithful and committed to the cause of Christ. It provides assurance that the Lord is ever near us, even at our worst hours in life.
INTRODUCTION Outline 1. Paul’s Divine Counselor 2. Paul’s Divine Deliverer 3. Paul’s Divine Preserver Remarks 1. In our lesson today we will be discussing Paul’s first defense in Rome. We will be reviewing some great words of encouragement from this great apostle of Christ. We find ...read more
Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 15, 2018
False ideas about angels which have been popularized by the New Age and other "spiritual" movements have actually infiltrated the church. This is a glimpse into a Biblical view of angels, the servants of God.
Please open your Bibles to Mark 1:9-13 which we will read in a few minutes. Last week we used this same passage as a springboard to take a look at who this Jesus really is and His relationship within the Trinity. When we say God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit we tend to get a ...read more
Contributed by Jim Caswell on Jan 31, 2018
God’s grace is greater than anything that has been done to you.
Title: Grace Greater Than Vengeance Place: BLCC Date: 2/4/18 Text: 2 Timothy4.14-18 CT: God’s grace is greater than anything that has been done to you. [Screen 1] FAS: According to Rick Atkinson in The Guns at Last Light, as WW2 drew to a close, American took more reprisals against ...read more