STRONG IN GRACE

2Tim. 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Be strong in grace!!! Paul is describing something supernatural at its very nature. Be strong, endunamoo, or be infused with the power of God. In Paul’s letter to his spiritual son Timothy he is literally prophesying or proclaiming the …

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FAN THE FLAMES

2 Tim.1:6 – For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. This passage is especially relevant in today’s world when there is so much pressure to neglect spiritual gifts or to abandon them altogether. Paul recognized the importance of …

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DIFFICULT TIMES

2Tim. 3:1-5 ¶ But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than …

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HE GIVES REPENTANCE

2Tim. 2:24-26 – And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after …

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STIR IT UP

2Tim. 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. I often think of this passage when I am facing some kind of fiery trial of my faith. This letter was the last Paul wrote, probably written just before he was …

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SCRIPTURE ALONE

SCRIPTURE ALONE 2Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. It never ceases to amaze me how people look everywhere other than God’s written Word for guidance and instruction. …

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