But You…

2 Timothy 3:10-17

Adam Burmeister

 

But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance, along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured — and yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

2 Timothy 3:10-11

 

Parakoloutheo is indeed the word for the disciple, for it includes the unwavering loyalty of the true comrade, the full understanding of the true scholar and the complete obedience of the dedicated servant.

William Barclay

 

But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance, along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured — and yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

2 Timothy 3:10-11

 

…They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district.

Acts 13:50

 

But the people of the city were divided, some siding with the Jews and others with the apostles. When an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat and stone them, they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian towns of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding countryside. There they continued preaching the gospel.

Acts 14:4-7

 

Some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and when they won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.

Acts 14:19

 

In fact, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

2 Timothy 3:12

 

If anyone proposes to accept a set of standards quite different from the world’s, he is bound to encounter trouble. If anyone proposes to introduce into his life a loyalty which surpasses all earthly loyalties, there are bound to be clashes. And that is precisely what Christianity demands that a man should do.

William Barclay

 

Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2 Timothy 3:13

 

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed…

2 Timothy 3:14

 

Timothy, don’t go that route in verse 13… Better to be persecuted in allegiance to Jesus, who will one day
bring you out into everlasting glory than to be having a little fun for 40 or 60 years, duped by the devil.

John Piper

 

…You know those who taught you, and you know that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:14-15

 

Sin: Any failure to reflect the image of God in nature, attitude, or action.

 

Truth comes from God and empowers Christians to live fueled by grace and love instead of the guilt and shame that comes with our sin.

 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

In a broad sense, this includes everything that God calls a believer to do. But, in a specific sense, this also supports the doctrine of ‘the sufficiency of Scripture,’ that is, the idea that the truth contained in Scripture is sufficient in all matters pertaining to doctrine and moral behavior.

ESV Study Bible

 

The heart is more deceitful than anything else…

Jeremiah 17:9

 

“A man… will be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Matthew 19:5

 

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:9 NIV

 

For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

 

For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6

 

Truth comes from God and empowers Christians to live fueled by grace and love instead of the guilt and shame that comes with our sin.