2 Timothy: The Gospel is Worth It

Pastoral Reflections on a Pastoral Epistle

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy | 1/30/2011

Wrapping up our 2 Timothy study, we step back from the text to reflect on some themes and the practical challenge of Paul’s dying breath charge to Timothy and to the church today. 

The Last Words of Paul

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 4:9-22 | 1/23/2011

2 Timothy 4:9-22 is a singular text in all the Bible in that it represents the last recorded words of the Apostle Paul.   Most of us often wonder what it really looks like to live a Christ-centered life.  Paul, in this text shows us. 

Living and Dying by Loving His Appearing

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 4:6-8 | 1/16/2011

Why do so many Christians fail to die well? The Apostle Paul dies with a calm confidence that is rare. This message from 2 Timothy 4:6-8 explores the source of Paul's calm confidence so that we might cultivate it, too. 

Preach the Word!

Tim Arlen | 2 Timothy 4:1-7 | 1/9/2011

“Preach the Word!” is Paul’s fourth and final charge to Timothy in his letter. This command is not only for those called to preach with sermons in pulpits, but also for all Christians who proclaim God’s truth to anyone, any time, any place! 

God is Not Silent

Tim Fox | 2 Timothy 3:14-17 | 1/2/2011

We are in desperate need to hear from the God who creates and redeems. God has spoken in the Bible, and so we need to listen to what he has to say there.

Our Chapter in the Story of Redemption

Tim Fox | 2 Timothy 3:1-13 | 12/26/2010

Knowing our place in the great story of redemption can encourage us as we face suffering and persecution. The world seems to be getting worse all the time, but everything is part of God's story and he will be victorious in the end. 

A Vessel for Honor

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 2:20-26 | 11/21/2010

2 Timothy 2 is full of metaphors.  Here in the second half of a chapter he uses two more word pictures to describe the our calling as Christians, both emphasize the Lord's ownership of our lives and both are used to challenge us to usefulness. 

Cut it Straight

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 2:14-19 | 11/14/2010

Enduring All Things

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 2:8-14 | 11/7/2010

Be Strong in Grace

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 1:15-2:1 | 10/24/2010

Be Strong in Grace.  What does that mean and how do we do it? 

Guard the Treasure

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 1:11-18 | 10/17/2010

The Gospel is Worth Suffering For

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 1:6-12 | 10/10/2010

What is Second Timothy?

Tim Theule | 2 Timothy 1:1-2 | 9/26/2010