Scripture quoted by permission. False teachers, including Hymenaeus and Philetus, have made the gospel a godless chatter, namely through their claim that the resurrection from the dead has already taken place for believers. Verses 1-2, see 1 Timothy 1:1-2. This is the same word used in 1:12,14 and 1 Tim. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Not one jot or tittle had been made irrelevant then nor is it today (Matthew 5:18). Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. They will heap up for themselves teachers: This reminds us that the most popular teachers are not necessarily the most faithful teachers. a. Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm: In 1 Timothy 1:20 Paul mentioned Alexander as someone who whose faith had suffered shipwreck. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. Although Jesus says to pray for our enemies, Paul writes here that the Lord Jesus Christ rewards him for the evil he has inflicted on Paul. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. What are the youthful passions? This is followed by the training of the poor. Encouragement to Be Faithful. Paul was a Roman citizen and could not be legally crucified. Let us not forget that the Lord is the righteous judge.Be on your guard when you come to Rome, Alexander is your enemy. Verse 22 The way to live pure is to reject evil and hunt for good and to do what is good (i.e., what the law and ten commandments teach). iii. He continues to … a. Were they about where we are now? Historical Books YHWH is incapable of ever becoming irrelevant and His word always proves true and good. 1:2, 18). By faith the believer will receive immortality (endless, eternal) life. Surrender their bodies to sexual intercourse with children, same-sex, with animals. He is not ashamed of that. Before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead: Paul here described the members of the court where Paul gave his testimony, thereby making it more important. 4:17; 1 Tim. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. A person who only has his own interest in mind, who walks over corpses. The books were possibly the Old Testament. His head was not on the executioner’s block yet, but his heart was there. And did Timothy arrive in Rome too late and the death penalty for Paul had already been executed? And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Without this the fight is lost.The general is the person who directs and orders where the soldier fights. Paul faced his last moments of this life and he was, but many accounts, penniless, friendless, possessionless, cold, without adequate clothing, and destined for a soon death. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. He continues to thank and to intercede.With fathers we can think of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Daniel and all who showed their faith in the Old Testament. Only God's grace can open their eyes. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. It is the church of all true believers who live according to God's Will. 3. Pentateuch Verse 18 Timothy knows Onesiphorus very well because of the good services he has done and shown in Ephesus. The Old Testament Grace be with you. iv. Their own desire prevails. Paul has been the model in everything as an example, Timothy has copied this. And when you prepare a bull for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice, to fulfil a vow, or for peace offerings to the LORD, then one shall offer with the bull a cereal offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour, mixed with half a hin of oil, and you shall offer for the drink offering half a hin of wine, as an offering by fire, a pleasing odour to the LORD. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. That is why Paul tolerates everything. Just like the athlete, the soldier and the farmer, they persist until the end to achieve the crown and the harvest.Here is the promise that we will reign with the Lord as king. i. The soldiers are attacking. If we deny him, he also will deny us. If the believer does not persist in faith, not live to the glory of God, continues to living in the world, then he or she loses life in Heaven. Paul was martyred in the aftermath of the great fires that swept Rome in a.d. 64 – which Nero, in some manner, tried to blame on Christians. The farmer stays with hard work: he needs the water, protects against thorns and thorns until the harvest is finished. (2Ti 4:22) The last words from the pen of Paul. Keep proclaiming the Word in all fervour in all truth. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. That is why it is useful to reflect on and practice God's Word several times a day. - Universal Beginnings (Chuck Missler), Daniel 9-10 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). In our decades, it is abundantly clear that human beings no longer tolerate sound doctrine (free sex, same sex, with children, with animals) disregard of the laws of God and governments, no respect for traffic rules, disobedience of children to their parents, the free education of children of everything is allowed. The snowball is getting larger and the hill is steep. Here Paul specifies him as the coppersmith, who may have testified against him in Rome. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. The result was that some people followed up and lost faith. Because Luke was not present at the defence and could not write in writing?The proclamation has come to its right and all the Gentiles have been able to hear her. But for the one who accepts Jesus Christ as Saviour, the punishment is transferred to Jesus Christ and this person receives eternal life in Heaven. Not you. 2 Timothy 2:1 The grace shown to us should serve to strengthen us, not embolden us to sin at will. Good men may be laid aside when they seem to be most needed. God the Father forgives sins IF man believes. One of the themes of this letter is to remain strong and stand firm in the face of opposition. 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Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas: This tells us that it is likely that Paul was arrested at Troas, resulting in this second imprisonment at Rome. c. I have finished the race: Throughout his ministry Paul used the picture of the race and the Christian being an athlete running that race (Philippians 3:12-14, Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 9:24, Hebrews 12:1). Welcome or not welcome, whether one wants to listen or not, proclaims the Truth. In Jesus Christ we are sure of victory because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. Pentateuch ii. 24:11-12). 3:11-16.Jesus Christ is the righteous judge, He judges without regard of the person. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Verse 19 False prophets and those who pervert the Word of God will deceive many and the contempt of the law will increase (Mat. Jesus ate bread and fish after His resurrection, clearly is a body and not a spirit.What made everything more serious was that Hymenaeus and Philetus claimed to be Christians. We must hang in there now. People accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and the devil is losing ground. of Scripture. c. Endure afflictions: Ministry is just like life – there are afflictions to be borne with. There shall be no conflict within the church that causes the believer to lose sight of the Truth and worse to lose their faith and their eternal life. A big boxer soon beats a small boxer. Because it is the Lord who gives understanding in all things. Possibly he was sentenced to death after his defence through the fight with the lions. There are some 36 references to the true gospel in this letter and some 17 references to false teachings. This belief is a permanent thing, a persistent belief until death on earth. Paul knows that his Lord can deliver him from death of the fight with the lions. At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. Preach the word! -------------------- John the Baptist, repent and remorse. After the feet follows the body training that contains the most vulnerable organs: the heart, the kidneys, the stomach, the lungs. 2. See note at 2 Tim. Let us be fighters and soldiers of our Lord Jesus Christ and attack the kingdom of the devil and win souls of unbelievers. All muscles must be trained so that no injury occurs. Only the doctor Luke was still present. -------------------- who had often visited Paul in prison and was not ashamed that Paul was chained to a Roman soldier. It’s also given me further insight into how my family can implement Biblical principles in a more effective way to make sure we’re swimming counter culture and doing our part to bring light into the world. Pay attention to the teaching of the other apostles. First the proclamation of the good news. How long? Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All rights reserved. d. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching: In his preaching Timothy was to bring the Word of God to bear on the lives of his people. Exodus 7:10-14 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did as the LORD commanded; Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. Be unfailing in patience and in teaching. Like Jesus among the criminals, hung innocently as a criminal at the cross. Verses 11-12 God's Word is reliable, whatever God promises, He will do. He had been in ministry for more than 30 years and his earliest letters (such as 1 and 2 Thessalonians) mentioned the return of Jesus. Father, we come before you today asking you to shine your light on everything within us that keeps us apart from you. Then he started preaching in neighboring parishes, and the clergymen of those parishes were offended. Among others Philetus and Hymenaeus, these two called by names, are false teachers who pervert God's Word, see 1 Tim 2:17. Crescens had also left Paul and left for Galatia, possibly present-day France, possibly to Sermon the gospel there. Wow. Compare the Israelites, the believing people of God, who started to worship the Golden Calf, according to the tradition established by Jannes and Jambres. Luke-Acts The most popular verses from the book of 2 Timothy. Wisdom Literature Or for a ram, you shall prepare for a cereal offering two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with a third of a hin of oil; and for the drink offering you shall offer a third of a hin of wine, a pleasing odour to the LORD. But each of them is indispensable. Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.