Showing posts with label 2 Timothy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2 Timothy. Show all posts

09 January 2021

2 Timothy 4

B1 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom.

C1 The words of verse 1 are leading to the desire for Timothy to continue in his ministry and what to do.

C2 The word charge is διαμαρτύρομαι diamartýromai. It has the idea of telling information in a serious tone. It means getting someone’s attention and informing them of facts they need to know to avoid poor choices and consequences.

C3 The words of verse 1 are leading to the desire for Timothy to continue.

C4 Note that the Lord Jesus is Lord (King of all kings, compare 2 Corinthians 15:24-25), Judge (Judge of all judges, judging both living and dead; compare Revelation 19:11-16), and returning to establish His kingdom (see Daniel 2:44). God does not delegate to us to establish the kingdom. Humans cannot such things flawlessly.

B2 preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and teaching. For there will be a time when they will not put up with sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, they will heap up for themselves teachers, tickling their ears, and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 EMTV

C1 To do God’s will. We may become discouraged at the results. God wants good results, too, but even more, He was faithfulness.

C2 But Jesus told him, "Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 NLT

C3 Preach the Word. This is both preaching the gospel and making disciples of those who have believed in both doctrine, worldview, and lifestyle.

C4 Be ready when it is easy or hard. Show boldness. Speak out.

C5 We are to

D1 Convince someone that they are wrong, that is, wrong by the standards and doctrines of the Bible.

D2 Rebuke, that is, tell someone that they cannot, must not do, and teach something taught in the Bible

D3 Exhort, that is, plead and encourage doing what is right in God's eyes.

C6 Our attitude is to be

D1 Longsuffering, that is, to put up with, be patient, don't revenge or argue

D2 Teaching, that is, to tell the truth, correction, explain God's way honestly.

C7 A prophecy about the end times, that people will not want Bible truth, but messages that only soothe. Interestingly, they heap. One teacher is not enough. They flit from one to another. Just for enjoy, I guess.

C8 A time will come, and now is, when people don't want or will listen to the truth, but will want and listen to fables—lies, false dreams, prophecies, experiences, and warm, cuddly messages. They are impressed by degrees, charisma, and stardom. In fact, experiences become the source of truth rather than the Bible.

B3 Faithfulness to death verse 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. This is to be the goal for all believers. God gives us the grace to persevere. I always keep the LORD in front of me. When he is by my side, I cannot be moved. Psalms 16:8 GW

B4 Crown of righteousness to those who are excited, want, look for, anticipate the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

B5 Some people:

C1 Demas has forsaken me, because he loves this present world. The word loved is the highest love, the love of choice, the love of God, etc. Compare Moses. It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward. Hebrews 11:24-26 NLT

C2 Mark is profitable to Paul.

C3 Alexander: Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will pay him back for what he did. Watch out for him. He violently opposed what we said. 2 Timothy 4:14-15 GW

D1 A warning

E1 To Alexander about the coming judgment. Let God punish. He does a much better job than us. We might be too harsh or too lenient. God judgments are based on love, truth, wisdom, and holiness.

E2 To Timothy about an evil man name Alexander. We need to be warned by name those who are dangerous to the faith.

D2 It is OK to name names!

B6 Paul was forsaken by some, but However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that I could finish spreading the Good News for all the nations to hear. I was snatched out of a lion's mouth. 2 Timothy 4:17 GW

B7 A word of faithful hope and trusting in God. This is something that is learned by experience. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18 NRSV

08 January 2021

2 Timothy 3

B1 The last days, a time that is

C1 Perilous: that is, a time of sorrows, persecution, hate, suffering

D1 Know that God does not leave His people. See Hebrews 13:5-6.

D2 The Greek word for perilous is χαλεπός chalepós.

E1 It means hard to bear, troublesome, dangerous [Strong].

E2 It is used one other time in the NT. And when He came to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs; exceedingly violent, so that no one was able to pass by that way. Matthew 8:28 EMTV

E3 Other translations translate this word as

C2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, not loving what is good, traitors, headstrong, having been puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from these people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:2-5 EMTV

D1 People lovers of themselves, that is, “I'm number 1. I care about myself first.” This is selfish narcissism.

D2 Lovers of money, that is, they would sell their soul to the devil for money. They would hurt anyone, anywhere just for money. They would lie, cheat, steal, kill, whatever it takes for money.

D3 Boasters, that is, bragging about themselves. Another “me first” attitude.

D4 Proud, that is, think of themselves as being the greatest. This is often an unreasonable thought. Others think of them as immature.

D5 Blasphemers, that is, taking God's name in vain, not using it reverently. Also, it includes not believing God (as in interpreting the Bible), smearing His character, etc.

D6 Disobedient to parents. There is no respect, no helping them, etc.

D7 Unthankful, that is, for anything, ever, not to God or anyone else; their attitude is, “It's all about me.” “I can solve my own problems.”

D8 Unholy, that is, not doing what God wants them to, but what they want to do. There are no absolutes, no standard of right and wrong, and no accountability.

D9 Unloving, that is, only care about themselves. They want others to love them, but they will not show love to others. They use people instead of showing compassion.

D10 Unforgiving, that is, never forgive anyone anything. They will always remind someone of their fault, error, or mistake.

D11 Slanders, that is, they will lie about someone's character, in order to manipulate and control others.

D12 Without self-control

D13 Brutal, that is, mean, verbal, physical, financial abuse.

D14 Despisers of good, that is, they will hate good people, truth, God, anything good. They will want to ban good people, re-educate them, lock them down, etc.

D15 Traitors, that is, to anything, for anything. Their loyalty is to themselves.

D16 Headstrong, that is, stubborn. They are unable to be reasonable. There is no talking to them about facts. They will mock and revile.

D17 Haughty, that is, a way of carrying yourself will your chin high, thinking that everyone worships that ground you walk on.

D18 Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, that is, whatever feels good, they will do it. It makes no difference if it hurts someone or breaks laws.

D19 A form of godliness, this is, churchianity, not Christianity. They are often spiritual but do not show the fruit of the Spirit. What they appear to be in public is not what they are in private.

D20 Deny its power, that is, will not believe that being a true, Biblical Christian is to any advantage.

D21 Compare God’s Word translation: You must understand this: In the last days there will be violent periods of time. People will be selfish and love money. They will brag, be arrogant, and use abusive language. They will curse their parents, show no gratitude, have no respect for what is holy, and lack normal affection for their families. They will refuse to make peace with anyone. They will be slanderous, lack self-control, be brutal, and have no love for what is good. They will be traitors. They will be reckless and conceited. They will love pleasure rather than God. They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 GW

B2 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 2 Timothy 3:12 NIV

B3 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 GNB

07 January 2021

2 Timothy Chapter 2

Chapter 2

B1 2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

C1 Church leaders to be chosen

D1 Faithful men—these are those who adhere to the plain, normal interpretation of the Scriptures, the teachings found therein, the lifestyle, and worldview.

D2 Able to teach

B2 2 Timothy 2:8 NKJV Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel.

C1 The importance of the resurrection. See The Significance of the Resurrection.

B3 2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

C1 Study:

D1 This doesn't refer to study as in read, memorize, and practice.

D2 It does mean

E1 To be diligent, not to waste any time, to practice, live, the Christian life (Ephesians 5:15-16).

E2 To be faithful and steadfast until death (1 Corinthians 15:58).

B4 2 Timothy 2:17-18 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, 18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.

C1 This resurrection has not yet happened. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus and some saints happened, but there are other resurrections; 1) to eternal life and 2) to eternal death—lake of fire

C2 Believer’s Bible Commentary writes: Greek philosophers typically viewed the soul as immortal and the body as its temporal prison. The idea of the physical resurrection of the body, both Christ’s and the Christians, as therefore foreign and difficult for them to grasp. Hence there was a natural tendency toward heresies which rejected bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Acts 17:32). The heresy of Philetus and Hymenaeus probably involved the idea that resurrection was a purely spiritual affair which occurred at conversion or baptism. But bodily resurrection is the keystone of Christian doctrine, as Paul showed (1 Corinthians 15:1-58). Without it, the entire edifice of the gospel collapses. Little wonder then that Paul said that these two false teachers destroy the faith of some (cf. 1 Timothy 1:19).

B5 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

C1 We are to follow, that is, to have thoughts, desires, words, and deeds that are

D1 Righteousness—what God says is right. It is not we who decide what is right or wrong; it is God.

D2 Faith—believing God. What He says in THE BIBLE is true.

D3 Love—a love of choice. It includes gentleness, care, compassion, standing up for the truth, boldness, etc.

D4 Peace—the peace of God. The peace that God has and gives. There is no other peace.