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2 Timothy 4 - NIV

1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:

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.

Personal Remarks

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.

Final Greetings

19 Greet Priscilla[a] and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.

20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.

21 Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.[b]

22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.


a. 2 Timothy 4:19 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
b. 2 Timothy 4:21 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.

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Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
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Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov, 2016
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Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: Keys on how to finish our life well.
Series: Finish Well
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Denomination: *other
Views: 39
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Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul calls us to count the present as a gift of God, make peace with the past, and rest assured in the future God has in store for those who are his. (This sermon could easily be modified into a funeral/memorial service message.)
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Oct, 2016
Summary: A study of Demas, a servant of God who quit when matters got tough.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 271
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Shared by: Thomas Bell on Oct, 2016
Summary: celebrating 50 year members honored for their heritage of faith
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 27
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Oct, 2016
Summary: The coming of winter imposes an urgency on our service to Christ. For someone we know, it is "winter, or never." Whatever we are to do, it must be now.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:19-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 314
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Shared by: Jason Evans on Oct, 2016
Summary: When your ear itches then you're going to listen to something, but it will not be sound doctrine. When we judge the word of God given by His preachers & teachers based on our belief rather than judging our belief by the scriptures they bring we're deaf.
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Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-4
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,545
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Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: Life on earth as an offering to God
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Shared by: Michael Grant on Sep, 2016
Summary: An outline on the 4 Major Cults
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When Standing Alone
Shared by: Michael Stark on Aug, 2016
Summary: Each Christian will eventually stand alone. At such times, they may be assured that they are never truly alone--the Lord is standing with them.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:16-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 423
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Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Aug, 2016
Summary: Can you say that you are truly ready to go when God calls you?
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 444
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Aug, 2016
Summary: Though believers in the Lord are engaged in battles to the end of earthly days, they are assured of victory in Christ.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:9-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 236
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: May your faith life, your witness be an inspiration that cheers others on. The Scriptures are clear; it is time to run. Some of you, may be coasting or panting on the sidelines. It is time to run!
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Shared by: suresh manoharan on Aug, 2016
Summary: Gleaning spiritual lessons from the "Piece de resistance" of any Olympic Games-the Marathon race -using the acronym R.A.C.E.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:7
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Views: 248
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2016
Summary: There is an absence of sound biblical teaching in the modern church. People who are hungry for strong preaching from God’s Word are often left wanting for old-fashioned preaching that stirs your bones.
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Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-4
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Views: 207
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Jul, 2016
Summary: There is so much more than this moment called now for which the believer lives. Standing on the cusp of eternity, the Apostle directs our gaze to what follows this life.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 291
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Jun, 2016
Summary: The message is a plea for adherence to the biblical message.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 225
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Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2016
Summary: Larry was a 72 year old faithful Christian. This funeral sermon speaks of his preparation and participation in the heavenly things.
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: The messages teaches Christians how to handle failure in such a way that we learn from it.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 505
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: The messages teaches Christians how to handle failure in such a way that we learn from it.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:11
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Views: 520
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Shared by: Andy Moyle on Feb, 2016
Summary: How to overcome loneliness
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6-22
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Views: 168
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: David Rigg on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Sep, 2015
Summary: There are men of the Lord who serve in the game of football, men who grasp truths we can learn from as we endeavor to reach the lost for Christ and encourage the Body of Christ.
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2015
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