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2 Timothy 4

October 2, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

22 thoughts on “2 Timothy 4”

  1. v.17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength…

    God doesn't take over, or turn us into puppets or robots, but rather He enables us to do what we need to do.

  2. v.17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength…

    God doesn't take over, or turn us into puppets or robots, but rather He enables us to do what we need to do.

  3. Paul wants his cloak v.13 and his scrolls and the parchments.

    Yep, I would want them too!

    I like that these personal requests get included in the Canon of Scripture. God is a personal God.

  4. Paul wants his cloak v.13 and his scrolls and the parchments.

    Yep, I would want them too!

    I like that these personal requests get included in the Canon of Scripture. God is a personal God.

  5. v.20 …and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.

    Not everyone gets miraculously healed, not then, not now.

  6. v.20 …and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.

    Not everyone gets miraculously healed, not then, not now.

  7. v.3 …they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

    To some extent we all want to hear those things we agree with. It is always hard to hear those things which challenge and convict us.

  8. v.3 …they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

    To some extent we all want to hear those things we agree with. It is always hard to hear those things which challenge and convict us.

  9. v.1 …and in view of his appearing…

    In the Greek the word “appearing” was used for when the Emperor visited. So if a town was expecting an “appearance” of the Emperor they would make sure everything was clean and tidy. Likewise we are to live expecting the “appearance” of our King Jesus.

  10. v.1 …and in view of his appearing…

    In the Greek the word “appearing” was used for when the Emperor visited. So if a town was expecting an “appearance” of the Emperor they would make sure everything was clean and tidy. Likewise we are to live expecting the “appearance” of our King Jesus.

  11. v.2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage —with great patience and careful instruction.

    We are to preach the Word – correct, rebuke, encourage with patience and instruction – whether we feel like it or not.

  12. v.2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage —with great patience and careful instruction.

    We are to preach the Word – correct, rebuke, encourage with patience and instruction – whether we feel like it or not.

  13. v.7

    Paul summed up his life: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

  14. v.7

    Paul summed up his life: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

  15. v.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.

    (From Constable’s commentary) “An expectation of reward is also a recognition of God’s grace.”

    Since we could not, in our strength, have produced results worthy of a reward.

  16. v.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.

    (From Constable’s commentary) “An expectation of reward is also a recognition of God’s grace.”

    Since we could not, in our strength, have produced results worthy of a reward.

  17. v.14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.

    Paul trusted God to deal with him and is not vindictive towards him.

  18. v.14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.

    Paul trusted God to deal with him and is not vindictive towards him.

  19. v.18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.

    Paul knew he was going to die yet he can still say that, “The Lord will rescue me form every evil attack.” Paul saw death as a way of rescue.

  20. v.18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.

    Paul knew he was going to die yet he can still say that, “The Lord will rescue me form every evil attack.” Paul saw death as a way of rescue.

  21. v.13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

    Even though Paul was about to die (v.6) he still requested his books. Still looked for an opportunity to learn.

  22. v.13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

    Even though Paul was about to die (v.6) he still requested his books. Still looked for an opportunity to learn.

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