Sermon Series
  • 1. Mercy And Peace In Discouraging Times

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2007
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    Verse 2 of this study really tells it all. Paul knew Timothy would be dealing with very difficult days, so in his last letter, he sends a message filled with hope in mercy and peace.

    Mercy and Peace in Discouraging Times 2 Timothy 1:1-18 I. For Times of Tears (v. 3-7) a. Found through Godly heritage (v. 5; 2 Timothy 3:15; Proverbs 22:6) b. Found through Godly gifts (v. 6-7) i. Power (Acts 1:8) ii. Love (Galatians 5:22) iii. Discipline (Hebrews 12:8) II. For Times more

  • 2. Practical Work Ethic

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2007
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    Paul moves from the words of encouragement to Timothy in Chapter 1 to words of wisdom in a credible work ethic that all Christians should strive to maintain.

    Practical Work Ethic 2 Timothy 2:1-26 I. Work’s Zeal (v. 1-7) a. Enduring Hardship (v. 3-4; 2 Corinthians 4:10) b. Maintaining Integrity (v. 5; 1 Corinthians 9:25-27) c. Brings “first” fruits (v. 6) II. Work’s Motivation (v. 8-13) a. Jesus is alive (v. 8) b. God’s Word is active (v. more

  • 3. Opposition From Within

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2007
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    In the first two chapters of this letter, Paul has encouraged and discipled Timothy in order to prepare him for what he says in Chapter 3. With the knowledge of mercy and peace God gives us and with a great work ethic, Timothy (like us) could be prepared

    Opposition from Within 2 Timothy 3:1-9 I. Their Characteristics (v. 2-5) a. Selfish (v. 2; Luke 9:23) b. Negative view of others (v. 3; Romans 13:8-10) c. Dangerous (v. 4; Philippians 2:3) d. Spiritual counterfeits (v. 5; Jude 4; Matthew 7:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6) II. Their Converts more

  • 4. Managing Difficult Times

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2007
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    Paul finishes Chapter 3 by further preparing Timothy for the challenges that would await. He gives Timothy guidance in not only surviving but also thriving during ministry challenges.

    Managing Difficult Times 2 Timothy 3:10-17 I. Recall God’s Track Record of Deliverance (v. 10-11) a. Recall all the difficulties of the past (2 Corinthians 11:23-27) b. Recall God’s rescue (Romans 15:30-32) II. Know that Persecutions Will Increase (v. 12-13) a. Persecution is certain more

  • 5. Basic Instructions For Successful Ministry

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2007
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    Paul’s last known remarks reflect some of his simplest yet greatest wisdom he could give to a young man destined for great spiritual warfare in the ministry.

    Basic Instructions for Successful Ministry 2 Timothy 4:1-22 I. Stay True to the Word (v. 1-5) a. Always be prepared (v. 1-2a; Colossians 4:3) b. Use the Word to lead despite the lack of acceptance (v. 2b-4; 2 Timothy 3:1; 2 Timothy 1:13) c. Fulfill the ministry (v. 5) II. Stay True to more