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  Who wrote the book?  Paul to Timothy  Where and when are we?  Date: 67 AD where he would soon be executed. Paul was in second imprisonment in Rome.

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2   Who wrote the book?  Paul to Timothy  Where and when are we?  Date: 67 AD where he would soon be executed. Paul was in second imprisonment in Rome. This time not in in a rented house like the first imprisonment Acts 28, but a deep dark damp Roman dungeon.  Timothy has been ministering to the young Ephesus church for the last few years.  It was under the reign of cruel and unbalanced Nero who reigned from AD. Nero had just burned Rome in 64 AD and blamed it on the Christians. Introduction: The Big Picture

3   Why is Second Timothy so important?  Paul was at the end of his ministry (he’s about to be executed). This was his last letter (last words/most important words about the church) to one of his closest friends, his apprentice, assistant and partner in Christ.  It is not a theological letter. It is a very personal letter Introduction: The Big Picture

4  1. Feel the emotions – The call for affectionate love for one another

5  1:1-5 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dear (beloved) son : Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also 1. Feel the emotions – The call for affectionate love for one another

6  1:8 So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, 4:9-13 Do your best to come to me quickly, for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments 1. Feel the emotions – The call for affectionate love for one another

7  4: Demas 2.Crescens 3.Titus 4.Luke 5.Mark (John Mark) 6.Tychicus 7.Carpus 8.Alexander the coppersmith 9. Prisca 10. Aquila 11. Onesiphorus 12. Erastus 13. Trophimus 14. Eubulus 15. Pudens 16. Linus 17. Claudia

8  These emotions (2 Tim), what are they like?  Photo of family

9   Call to have deep affectionate love among one another.  Is there a longing (emotionally) to be together?  Duty, role???  Call to be expressive in our affections for one another. 1. Feel the emotions – The call for affectionate love for one another

10  2. Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight

11  1:6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 1:14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you– guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others 2. Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight

12  2:3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2:21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. 2. Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight

13  2:22 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. 3:12-13 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived 4:2 Preach the Word ; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage –with great patience and careful instruction. 2. Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight

14  4:5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now… 2. Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight

15  There’s a hunger for the Word of God out there – can you hear it?  Photo of Ipoh family Bible Talk

16  People are crying out for love – can you hear it?  Photo of HOPE Ipoh and Mr. Lau

17  1:8 Evangelism : So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, 1:13 Sound Doctrine : What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. (also 2:7, 4:4) What are the issues to fight for?

18  2:1-2 Renewal/Training of New Leadership : You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others What are the issues to fight for?

19  2: Sins: 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… …But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,……… – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. What are the issues to fight for?

20  4:2-4 To Be Rooted in God’s Word : Preach the Word ; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage –with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths What are the issues to fight for?

21  3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end What are the keys that Paul tells Timothy so that he will finish strong?

22  1:2 Grace and Peace: To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. ( also 1:9, 2:1, 4:22 ) 1:7-8 You are not alone: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self- discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

23  1:9-11 Immortality! : who has saved us and called us to a holy life– not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

24  1:13 When you don’t know what to do: What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. ( also 2:2, 3:10. 3:14 ) 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

25  2:10-13 God is always faithful: Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

26  3:15 Get back to the basics : and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 4:6-8 The Crown of Life : For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 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. 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

27  4:16-18 You are never alone : At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

28  We tend to be too:  Self-focused rather than others- focused  Problem focused rather than God- focused  “I am alone” syndrome  Near sighted rather than far sighted (Crown of life) 3. See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end

29  1.Feel the emotions – The call for affectionate love for one another 2.Hear the battle cry – The call to fight the good fight 3.See the encouragement – The call to believe and be faithful until the very end Conclusion


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