Gleanings from Paul’s Concluding Remarks to Timothy

2 Timothy 4:6-22

Gleanings from Paul’s Concluding Remarks To Timothy

Paul’s conclusions are often loaded with exegetical meaning and some are loaded with theological application.

2 Timothy 6:6-22 is a summary and theological application. Let’s look at the concluding and application points.

The church is personal and corporate v. v. 6-8, 11

Personal – Sonship is enough!!!

Corporate – Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ

We are interdependent v. 9, 21a

We have a season to serve and a time to pass the torch to our protégés v. 6-8

Be intentional

Be limited to those who pursue – Discipleship is on the seeker

We should be prepared to model how to suffer and die well v. 6-8

Don’t suffering as a victim. View suffering as your perfecting. View suffering as teaching you how to lead. – BR

We should be constantly preparing our replacements v. 6-8

We are all expendable

We will often be alone v. 6-8, 16

We need each other v. 9

We will be mistreated and deserted in the work of the kingdom so beware of those who make that their MO v. 10, 14-15

There will be loyal and faithful co-laborers v. 11

We will learn that there were times we were wrong v. 11 (bring Mark with you…he is useful to me for ministry)

Stay

Even in our hurting and confinement, there is work to be done, so we need to keep our wits and keep at it v. 12-13

The Lord himself will be our constant companion v. 17

No evil will be allowed to harm us v. 18

Luke 21:10-19 “Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives.”

Matthew 6:13

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

Job 1:20-22; 2:10

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.”

“Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.”

Don’t forget to greet and pass the Lord’s greetings from our faithful friends v. 19, 20, 21b

Speak blessing to the Lord’s people at all times, even at the worst moment v. 22

Singular, to Timothy: “The Lord be with your spirit…”

Plural, to the church: “Grace be with you.”

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