Compiled by: Gary W. Summers



1. The Nobility of Ministry (1) 2. Qualifications, Work, and Character of a Preacher (2) 3. The Existence of and Remedy for False Teachers (3:1-4:5) 4. Paul's Impending Death and Personal Matters (4:5-22)
1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2:2 "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." 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 3:15 "And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 3:16-17 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 4:1-4 "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: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables." 4:6-8 "For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing."
1:12 "...for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able.... 2:16-18 Hymenaeus and Philetus "have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past...." 3:1-7 " the last days perilous times will come" with those who have "a form of godliness," but they deny "its power." They are "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth 4:10 "...Demas has forsaken me...."

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