Lesson No. 445
Book of 2nd Timothy, Chapter 4
"I Charge Thee Timothy...and YOU!"

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1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Paul’s final words 9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 10 for Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. 17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. 21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Lesson No. 445 "I Charge Thee Timothy...and YOU!"

Book of 2nd Timothy, Chapter 4



1) Paul starts chapter 4 with 'charge' for Timothy- what is it? (Hint- verse 2) Isn't this what all preachers should be doing?


2) What does 'be instant in season, out of season' mean?


3) What does reprove, rebuke, and exhort mean regarding the gospel? How does Paul say to execute this 'charge'?


4) He warns against people turning from God, to endure afflictions (verse 5), do the work of an evangelist, and to prove his ministry. What is the work and how do you prove your ministry? How do we do this?


5) What does Paul know that is coming in his future? (Hint- verses 6, 7)


6) But what after that is in his future? (Hint- verses 8) How about us? What can we say is coming for us?


7) Paul accounts to Timothy his needs, problems, and prayer requests- if God 'takes care of His own', this doesn't sound too good to me. What do you think about this account found in verses 9 through 18? The key is found in verse 18!


8) Paul then goes on (verses 19, 20) to thank Prisca and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. Where do we know these people from? Hint- Prisca and Aquila shared a common trade with Paul and Onesiphorus had a prison ministry.


9) Paul closes his letter to Timothy with a simple prayer- what is it? (Hint- verse 22).


10) Paul's second letter: a) expresses his love for Timothy as his son, b) exhorts him in the gospel of Jesus Christ, c) encourages him to be persistent and steady, d) predicts the fall of the evil persons and why, and e) charges Timothy to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Is this any different than what Jesus 'charges' each of His own to do and be? Why don't we do the same?

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