Taking the Epistle

A biblical journey through the epistles

11 – Timothy (2nd)

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2nd Timothy

Thank you for clicking on our page for the Pauline epistle which is called 2nd Timothy, the letter is authored by the apostle Paul to Timothy who was in the Ephesian church. This is called a Pastoral Epistle and gives many doctrines that we still use in both church structure and also for choosing leaders in the church. For other bible studies on other epistles please see our main epistle page.

Timothy is first introduced to us in Acts 16:1-5 as someone who “was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.” (Acts 16:2) His family is listed as a mother called “Eunice” (2 Timothy 2:5) he was taught the scriptures by his mother and grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5: 3:15) and had a good foundational knowledge of the word of God.

This letter is in many parts and I plan to look at them in an inductive study method looking at a high level some basic doctrinal meanings from these passages. This is by no means an exhaustive study and for some it may seem somewhat elementary, however my prayer is that it can be used as a resource for some who are beginning in the faith.

Paul encourages Timothy to not have a spirit of timidity and to not be ashamed to testify about our Lord and encourages him to hold onto the faith in the face of false teachings and has as much relevance today as when it was written.

The outline is as follows…

I. Introduction (1:1-5)
A. Who is sending the letter (1:1)
B. Who is being addressed (1:2-5)

II. Stand Strong In the Present (1:6-2:26)
A. Timothy’s internal (personal) responsibility as a minister (1:6-1:18)
B. Timothy’s external (public) responsibility (2:1-26)

III. Stand Strong in the Future (3:1-4:5)
A. Apostasy will come (3:1-9)
B. Tools to confront Apostasy (3:10-4:5)

IV. Paul’s Personal Example (4:6-22)
A. Hopeful in the face of death (4:6-8)
B. Paul’s situation (4:9-18)
C. Closing greetings (4:19-22)

Below is a list of bible studies in the book of 2nd Timothy.

Line by line studies
I. Introduction (1:1-5)
God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control – 2nd Timothy 1:1-7 – March 4th 2016

II. Stand Strong In the Present (1:6-2:26)
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord nor of me his prisoner – 2nd Timothy 1:8-14 – March 18th 2016
Do not be like Phygelus and Hermogenes and be more like Onesiphorus – 2nd Timothy 1:15-18 – April 1st 2016
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus – 2nd Timothy 2:1-8 – April 15th 2016
If we endure, we will also reign with him – 2nd Timothy 2:8-13 – April 29th 2016

III. Stand Strong in the Future (3:1-4:5)
IV. Paul’s Personal Example (4:6-22)

Topical studies
Do we treat the bible as the precious document it is? – 2nd Timothy 2:14-16 – June 7th 2014
Social media in spreading the word of Jesus Christ – 2nd Timothy 4:1-5 – July 31st 2014

When the writers of the bible separated the books into chapters and verses to help indexing and finding verses, this book was split into 4 chapters, in many cases new chapters do not contain new thoughts and you will see bible studies cross over chapter lines.

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9 responses to “11 – Timothy (2nd)

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