Summary: Paul gives Timothy a lesson warning the church and giving 24 signs of the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ. BE READY! GET OTHERS READY?
PAUL’S LESSON OF THE 24 SIGNS OF THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
I DO THIS LESSON IN TWO PARTS.
I. PAUL WARNS AND EXHORTS HIS SPIRITUAL SON TIMOTHY TO PRESS ON AND CONTINUE WITH THE GOOD NEWS EVEN IN THE FACE OF INCREASING OPPOSITION AND EVIL.
A. Paul is a unique character of the Bible. Paul was very educated for his day.
B. 1 Timothy and II Timothy are called THE PASTORAL EPISTLES.
Paul at the time of the writings of these epistles is an old man, and he writes to his spiritual son Timothy.
C. Timothy had a very godly Mother and Grandmother and becomes the third generation to love and serve Jesus. Because Timothy was a good student he had great potential. Paul saw this potential and invested time to mentor this young man.
D. Paul’s education and ability with words, uniting his talents with the anointing of the Holy Spirit writes some very powerful points to ponder and dwell upon 2,000 years later.
E. Paul dealt with many themes he wanted Timothy and us to deal with in our minds and hearts.
II. PAUL WAS GOD’S SERVANT AND HE WAS IN TOUCH WITH GOD’S PLAN. Paul had some powerful points in dealing with:
A. Paul wanted to encourage all believers to grow and be overcomers.
B. Paul saw false teaching of false doctrine and Paul wanted Timothy to avoid spiritual blindness and the errors that were so popular in his day.
C. Paul had known great problems and trials and he had learned to overcome, so Paul wanted to prepare Timothy and the church to expect problems and lean to the cross for solutions.
D. Paul had learned the anointing breaks the yoke, and that all Christians must value the presence of a Holy God. We must have the word of God to do the work of God.
E. You can not feed others if you have not received spiritual power and nourishment for your self.
F. Paul knew the church had to be ready and prepared for whatever may come. We must practice carefulness and seek wisdom.
G. Paul warned that God’s people must have spiritual vision and be watchful.
H. There are lessons that we need to arise beyond MILK FOOD, to MEAT AND STEAK. God desires His people to have Power and Strength beyond human ability. Bible study and deep prayer will move the heart of God.
I. More than dedication, Paul wanted us to operate in the realm of commitment. We must be totally committed when we reach beyond the moment of excitement for the new.
J. PAUL HAD EXPERIENCED MANY OF HIS FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES DESERT HIM AND THE CROSS.
Paul wanted Timothy to rise above QUITTING AND FALSE TEACHING.
K. One real lesson for this master teacher was BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR POST OF DUTY and serve God with zeal and great effort.
III. WITH GREAT ZEAL AND FEVOR PAUL ADDRESSES A GREAT NEED OF THE CHURCH TODAY, GET READY, BE READY, STAY READY,…JESUS IS COMING AGAIN.
II Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;