Sunday, April 23, 2017
Study Passage: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
- What should our main priorities in life be?
- How do verses 7 and 8 apply to your own life? Spend time reflecting on these verses and why Paul could be so confident. (See also Rom. 3:23-24; Rom. 5; Eph. 2:1-10; John 3:16-17.)
- Who is your “Timothy,” a younger man God is drawing you to disciple?
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to help you discern how he would like to use you in your current season of life; pray that he would open your eyes to the opportunities he has placed in your path.
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