Lesson No. 443
Book of 2nd Timothy, Chapter 2
"The Lord Knoweth Them That Are His"

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Good soldiers are not afraid to suffer
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9 wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 if we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 if we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
Good workers are not ashamed of their work
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Lesson No. 443 (1 Tim: 2) "The Lord Knoweth Them That Are His"

Book of 2nd Timothy, Chapter 2


1) Paul encourages Timothy to be strong in the grace of Jesus, and to commit to faithful men what Paul has witnessed, for what reason? (Hint: verse 2)

2) Paul encourages Timothy to endure 'hardness' as a good solider (verse 3)- why does he use this analogy?

3) He also encourages Timothy not to be too entangled with the 'affairs of this life' (verse 4). Why, and what does he mean by this?

4) What does verse 6 mean, considering that the pastor is the husbandman- what are the fruits? (verse 6)

5) Verses 9 through 13 paint a different picture of being a Christian and serving Christ that most folks care to know or be involved in. What does this mean to them, and to the kingdom?

6) Verse 14 makes 'kingdom building' a priority. What is the 'profit'?

7) Verse 15 speaks to studying the Bible. Why is this an important part of a Christian's life?

8) Verses 16 through 18 warn of false doctrine and teachers, and how does verse 19 respond to these non-scriptural 'Christians'?

9) Paul warns against being influenced by false teachings, and then gives good advice to Timothy in verses 22 through 25, what is it?

10) Even with dealing with false teachers, what does Paul hope for in verses 25 and 26? Is there anyone that Jesus cannot save?

11) In this chapter, Paul makes a distinction between salvation and service, but how are these things related, and what about those who have professed Christ and are saved but do not serve?

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