Summary: Timothy’s imitation of Paul was pivotal/formative to his overcoming a hostile environment. Imitation of godly people is pivotal to our overcoming a hostile environment. Why? Pivotal to our overcoming a hostile environment is Adherence to Authority’s...





Timothy’s imitation of Paul was pivotal/formative to his overcoming a hostile environment.

Imitation of godly people is pivotal to our overcoming a hostile environment.

Why is the imitation of godly people pivotal to our overcoming a hostile environment?

Pivotal to our overcoming a hostile environment is Adherence to Authority’s.....

1—A hostile environment is overcome by Adherence to…

Authority’s TEACHING / Doctrine(:10a)

Explanation:(:10a) “My doctrine”

:10a—“But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance,”

“Carefully followed/Fully known”—parakolouyew—Strong—To follow near, i.e. (figuratively) attend (as a result), trace out, conform to:-- Attain, follow, fully know, have understanding. From—para— from, of at, by, beside, or near; & —akolouyew— ‘To Follow.” In ancient Greece, it meant to shadow someone. Apprentice.

“My Doctrine/Teaching”—didaskalia—Teaching, instruction; Teaching—That which is taught, doctrine, Teaching, precepts.

Rom. 2:16—“in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”

Rom. 16:25-27—“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel & the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, & by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith-- to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.”

2Tim. 2:8-9—“Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.”

Lk. 1:1-4—“Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses & ministers of the word delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.”

1Tim. 4:6—“If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith & of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.”

Acts 2:38-43—“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, & let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; & you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is to you & to your children, & to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” And with many other words he testified & exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; & that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine & fellowship, in the breaking of bread, & in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, & many wonders & signs were done through the apostles.”

Rom. 16:17-18—“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions & offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, & avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, & by smooth words & flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Eph 4:14-15—“that we should no longer be children, tossed to & fro & carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--”

1Tim. 4:13—“Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”

Titus 2:7-8—“in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.”

Heb. 13:9-10—“Do not be carried about with various & strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.”

*2Jn. 8-11—“Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Whoever transgresses & does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father & the Son. If anyone comes to you & does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.”

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