2 Timothy

You Have One Job


How we are to preach the Word/Gospel (2 Timothy 4:1-5):

  1. Stay Focused .
  2. Endure Suffering .
  3. Evangelize .

    1 Cor 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

  4. Finish Strong .

Practical Tips on How to Preach the Gospel:

  1. Get Prepared
  2. Ask Other Christians
  3. Pray for God's peace

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Small Group Discussion

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5


  1. We as Christian have been given one job to fulfill… Preach the Gospel... God chose “nobody’s” to complete this job. How does God prefer to use regular people?

  2. Why is Enduring Suffering such a powerful testimony for God?

  3. Why is Finishing Strong so important? Give a specific example of someone is your life that finished strong and an example of someone that didn’t finish strong.


Have you ever failed to walk through a door to God has opened for you to preach the Gospel? Pray for that person that was missed that day to come to Christ either through you or another Christian.

Timothy's Impossible Mission

Guest Speaker - Dr. David Whitcomb

  1. Timothy’s background and weaknesses

    • Mother was Jewish and father was Greek (Acts 16:1-3)

    • Raised by his Mother and Grandmother (2 Tim 1:5)

    • He was remembered for his Tears (2 Tim 1:4)

    • Timothy was frequently Sick (1 Tim 5:23)

    • Timothy was Afraid and Despised (1 Cor 16:10-11)

  2. Timothy’s training under Paul

    • Timothy did some Bible Teaching (2 Cor 1:1, 19)

    • Silas and Timothy cared for Paul’s Physical needs (Acts 17:14-15; 18:5)

    • Sent ahead of Paul to make arrangements (Acts 19: 21:22)

    • Timothy heard about the problems coming to Ephesus (Acts 20: 4)

  3. Timothy’s Task Ephesus

    • Deal with false Doctrine (1 Tim 1:3)

    • Fight the fight and keep the Faith. (1 Tim 1:18-19)

    • Avoid debating false teachers about controversial questions. (1 Tim 6:3-5, 11-12)

  4. Timothy’s Failure – He found out that he was not Paul!

    • Timothy stopped using his Gift (2 Tim 1:6)

    • Timothy was Timid (2 Tim 1:7)

    • Timothy had become Ashamed (2 Tim 1:8, 12)

    • Timothy feared Suffering (2 Tim 1:8)

    • Timothy had stopped Teaching Sound Doctrine (2 Tim 1:13)

  5. Why did Paul choose Timothy?

    • Phil 2:19-22

    • 1 Cor 4:16-17

  6. Restoration and advice.

    • My beloved Son (2 Tim 1:2)

    • Paul prays for Timothy Night and Day (2 Tim 1:3)

    • Timothy’s faith is Sincere (2 Tim 1:5)

    • Be Strong, and teach Faithful men. (2 Tim 2:1-2)

    • Preach the Word in season and out of season. (2 Tim 3:16-4:5)

  7. Outcome

    • The false teachers Folly will become obvious to all. (2 Tim 3:8-9)

    • Revelations (Rev 2:1-3)

    • The apostles were False

    • The test was the Scripture

    • The church was Saved

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Problems Facing a Great Church

Guest Speaker - Dr. David Whitcomb

The story is based on Acts chapters 19-20, Ephesians, and 1 & 2 Timothy. This will be a high level overview, so all students of the Word must search these Scriptures to see if the story and its implications are true. 

  1. Building the Church at Ephesus

    1. Paul founded the church with 12 Jews (Acts 19:1-8)

    2. Paul left the synagogue and taught the people Daily for Two years. (Acts 19:9-10)

    3. The name of Jesus was Magnified (Acts 19:17-20)

  2. Paul later sent a letter, recognizes as God’s Word, called Ephesians.

    • Ch. 1 - Believers are chosen by God and blessed in over Thirty ways (Eph 1:3).

    • Ch. 2 - God has united the Jews and gentiles into one Body (Eph 2:16, 19)

    • Ch. 3 - The Holy Spirit indwells and strengths the Inner man (Eph 3:16)

    • Ch. 4 - God gives each member of the body special Gifts (Eph 4:11-12, 16)

    • Ch. 5 - God gives us Examples of how to live (Eph 5:1-2; cf 1 Cor 4:16-17)

    • Ch. 6 - God provides Everything for us so that in evil days, we will be able to Stand (Eph 6:13).
      Believers must be Strong (Eph 6:10)

  3. Paul sends Timothy (next week)

  4. Satan attacks from the outside (Plan A)

    1. Demetrius opposes Paul because of Money (Acts 19:23-27)

    2. People riot because the Truth challenges their Lifestyles (Acts 19:28-29)

    3. God protects the church through Government (Acts 19:34-36)

  5. Satan attacks from the inside (Plan B)

    1. Destructive forces are coming from among the Leaders (Acts 20:28-30)

    2. There will be false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-2)

    3. Certain persons crept in unnoticed (Jude 3-4)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read  Acts 19-20, Ephesians, 1 & 2 Timothy

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Pillar 1: Proclaiming the Authority of God’s Word Without Apology

Pillar 1: Proclaiming the authority of God's Word without apology - 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Isaiah 55:10-11 - "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

  1. SALVATION: God's Word leads to HIM (2 Timothy 3:15)

    • John 5:24 - Truly, truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

    • John 5:39 - You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me...

    • Romans 10:17 - So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

  2. TEACHING: God's Word lays a foundation of TRUTH (2 Timothy 3:16a)

  3. REPROOF: God's Word exposes our ERRORS (2 Timothy 3:16b)

  4. CORRECTION: God's Word changes our COURSE (2 Timothy 3:16c)

  5. TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: God's Word prepares us for WORK (2 Timothy 3:16d-17)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.