2 Timothy 2:1-7 “Digging Deeper on Sunday Nights – Remaining Faithful

My sermon notes for Sunday night, Feb. 16thRemember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit http://www.fbcap.net


2 Tim. 2:1-7

[1] You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, [2] and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. [3] Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. [4] No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. [5] An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. [6] It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. [7] Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. (ESV)


Paul was encouraging Timothy to finish what had been started.  FINISH FAITHFUL.


Guard the good deposit – 1:14.  His salvation.  He is a new creation. Born again.

Be strengthened – 2:1 – be strong, stand, grow.  IN HIS GRACE


What it takes

Teacher – v. 2

Knowledge, Passion, Patience

  • heard – a student yourself.  Knowing and Growing
  • entrust – deposit for safe keeping
  • to faithful men
    • knowing and growing.
    • What is a disciple.
    • Who are we discipling?



Soldier – vv.3-4

Endurance, Dedication and Focus

  • Share in/endure suffering – expect it
  • Dedication to our superior – the lordship of Christ
    • Our dedication is not to a group, church, or pastor…but to the Lordship of Christ
  • Not entangled with the affairs of life – stay focused


Athlete – v. 5

Activity & Direction (obedience)

  • We must compete – get in the game
    • The game is living everyday with the joy and passion for who we are in Christ and what we are yet to become.
    • Our calling
    • Saved to Serve. HIM and OTHERS
  • We must compete by the rules
    • Not crowned unless


Farmer – v. 6

Diligence, Patience and Expectation

  • Hard working – everyday, preparing the soil
  • With an eye to the harvest
    • Purpose
    • Waiting… yet with hope.




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