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Endure Suffering as a Soldier
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Central idea : Endure suffering remembering we suffer for the sake of the Good News, and with the en...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-09-03 10:44:11
Central idea : Endure suffering remembering we suffer for the sake of the Good News, and with the encouragement of our future state with Christ. Four commands make up four sections of the passage: Be strengthed by grace Entrust to others what I have taught you Share in suffering Think about what I am saying Remember Jesus Christ Questions: "You, then" essentially sounds like a therefore. What does it point back to? In verses 12-13, why is it that if we deny Him, He denies us, but if we are unfaithful, He remains faithful. What's the implicit seriousness of denying? The passage suggests that denying Christ is more serious and not included in general unfaithfulness. What is the role of the three everyday examples Paul gives in 4-6, and how do they connect to verse 3 "Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus": No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him As a soldier of Christ, we had died to ourselves. We are putting off what we want and what we desire, and are joining His army. But what does that have to do with suffering? Does it relate back to "do not be ashamed of the Gospel?" If we aren't ashamed, we will suffer, but we join Christ's army knowing that we will suffer and be persecuted, maybe even die for the sake of the Kingdom. This is not condemning things like having a job, but our love for Christ should be the most important thing for us. Roman soldiers in that time were part of the Imperial Roman army, which consisted largely of Roman citizen volunteers. If a legion was not citizens, all members were granted citizenship at the end of service. Thus as soldiers, we are citizens of God's Kingdom. Roman soldiers didn't just fight, but were integral in many parts of the country: from a police guard, to building infrastructure, to maintaining equipment, to training. Only a small time was actually spent fighting. Soldiers fight against the enemies of the captain. We might against the powers of this world, as they are the enemies of Christ and His Kingdom. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 1 Corinthians 9:23-27 — "23 I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings. 24 Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. 25 All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who misses his punches. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified." 2 Timothy 4:8 — "And now the prize awaits me -- the crown of righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his glorious return." It is the hard working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Does the "Remember Jesus Christ" arc go inside the "Share in suffering" arc? If so, then there seems to be a few main sections about suffering: vv. 4-7 : Here's why we should not be afraid to suffer with Christ: If we are His soldier, we should not be entangled in everyday pursuits, but we should be willing to surrender those We must run to Jesus, and do so by following His laws. We must labor to enjoy fruit. vv. 8-10 : This is the reason we are suffering: the Good News. This should be an encouragement to us. This was the reason that Paul suffered. But even though Paul was hindered, the Word isn't. That is a reason Paul endures suffering vv: 11-13 : Another encouragement in the face of suffering: our future state. The result of suffering for Christ, denying Christ, and being unfaithful to Christ What is the timeless principle we can mine from this passage? If we die to ourselves (vv. 4, 11), then we will suffer (v. 3), but we will live with Him! (v. 11) We die to ourselves so that the Gospel may go out. We die to ourselves showing that we are not ashamed of the Gospel. Jesus: give me more strength to die to myself, so that your name may be exalted, magnified, glorified, even if that means I will suffer and be bound, your Word will never be bound. What does this passage tell us about Christ? What does the word "elect" mean in v. 10? If/thens: If we die to Him, then we will live with Him. Romans 6:8 : "Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him." 1 Thessalonians 5:10 : "who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him." If we endure , we will reign . Romans 8:17 : "and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." Hebrews 10:36 : "For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised." 2 Thessalonians 1:5 : "This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—" If we deny , He denies . Matthew 10:33 : "but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven." Opposite : Romans 10:9-10 : "9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved." If we are unfaithful , He is faithful . Arcing Notes: I see 2:11-13 being the explanation of why Paul is willing to endure suffering for the sake of the elect. "Therefore I endure suffering… because of what this hymn says" In verse 8b, I converted the phrase to be more of an assertion, taking it from the NLT: "This is the Good News I preach". After doing this, I see that "Remember Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who rose from the dead" being the explanation of what the Good News is. But I am wondering, then, how does the imperative "Remember" come into play if it is in an Explanation?
10000000087018 87018 Notes 2011-08-18 09:50:23 2011-09-03 10:44:11 Central idea : Endure suffering remembering we suffer for the sake of the Good News, and with the encouragement of our future state with Christ. Four commands make up four sections of the passage: Be strengthed by grace Entrust to others what I have taught you Share in suffering Think about what I am saying Remember Jesus Christ Questions: "You, then" essentially sounds like a therefore. What does it point back to? In verses 12-13, why is it that if we deny Him, He denies us, but if we are unfaithful, He remains faithful. What's the implicit seriousness of denying? The passage suggests that denying Christ is more serious and not included in general unfaithfulness. What is the role of the three everyday examples Paul gives in 4-6, and how do they connect to verse 3 "Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus": No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him As a soldier of Christ, we had died to ourselves. We are putting off what we want and what we desire, and are joining His army. But what does that have to do with suffering? Does it relate back to "do not be ashamed of the Gospel?" If we aren't ashamed, we will suffer, but we join Christ's army knowing that we will suffer and be persecuted, maybe even die for the sake of the Kingdom. This is not condemning things like having a job, but our love for Christ should be the most important thing for us. Roman soldiers in that time were part of the Imperial Roman army, which consisted largely of Roman citizen volunteers. If a legion was not citizens, all members were granted citizenship at the end of service. Thus as soldiers, we are citizens of God's Kingdom. Roman soldiers didn't just fight, but were integral in many parts of the country: from a police guard, to building infrastructure, to maintaining equipment, to training. Only a small time was actually spent fighting. Soldiers fight against the enemies of the captain. We might against the powers of this world, as they are the enemies of Christ and His Kingdom. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 1 Corinthians 9:23-27 — "23 I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings. 24 Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. 25 All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who misses his punches. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified." 2 Timothy 4:8 — "And now the prize awaits me -- the crown of righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that great day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his glorious return." It is the hard working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Does the "Remember Jesus Christ" arc go inside the "Share in suffering" arc? If so, then there seems to be a few main sections about suffering: vv. 4-7 : Here's why we should not be afraid to suffer with Christ: If we are His soldier, we should not be entangled in everyday pursuits, but we should be willing to surrender those We must run to Jesus, and do so by following His laws. We must labor to enjoy fruit. vv. 8-10 : This is the reason we are suffering: the Good News. This should be an encouragement to us. This was the reason that Paul suffered. But even though Paul was hindered, the Word isn't. That is a reason Paul endures suffering vv: 11-13 : Another encouragement in the face of suffering: our future state. The result of suffering for Christ, denying Christ, and being unfaithful to Christ What is the timeless principle we can mine from this passage? If we die to ourselves (vv. 4, 11), then we will suffer (v. 3), but we will live with Him! (v. 11) We die to ourselves so that the Gospel may go out. We die to ourselves showing that we are not ashamed of the Gospel. Jesus: give me more strength to die to myself, so that your name may be exalted, magnified, glorified, even if that means I will suffer and be bound, your Word will never be bound. What does this passage tell us about Christ? What does the word "elect" mean in v. 10? If/thens: If we die to Him, then we will live with Him. Romans 6:8 : "Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him." 1 Thessalonians 5:10 : "who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him." If we endure , we will reign . Romans 8:17 : "and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him." Hebrews 10:36 : "For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised." 2 Thessalonians 1:5 : "This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—" If we deny , He denies . Matthew 10:33 : "but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven." Opposite : Romans 10:9-10 : "9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved." If we are unfaithful , He is faithful . Arcing Notes: I see 2:11-13 being the explanation of why Paul is willing to endure suffering for the sake of the elect. "Therefore I endure suffering… because of what this hymn says" In verse 8b, I converted the phrase to be more of an assertion, taking it from the NLT: "This is the Good News I preach". After doing this, I see that "Remember Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who rose from the dead" being the explanation of what the Good News is. But I am wondering, then, how does the imperative "Remember" come into play if it is in an Explanation? notes
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2011-08-18 09:50:23
2011-09-03 10:44:11
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2 Timothy
2 Timothy 2:1-13
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You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
{ Entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses}
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits,
[because] his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
actionpurpose
An athlete is not crowned
[if he fails to] compete s according to the rules.
conditional
It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
Think over what I say,
for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
actionresult
series
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David,
[This is the Good News I preach] {NLT}
for which I am suffering,
bound with chains as a criminal.
actionmanner
But the word of God is not bound!
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect,
[in order] that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
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concessive
ideaexplanation
The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him,
we will also live with him;
if we endure,
we will also reign with him;
if we deny him,
he also will deny us;
if we are faithless,
he remains faithful--
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for he cannot deny himself.
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10000000087018 87018 Arc 2011-08-18 09:50:23 2011-09-03 10:44:11 editing 2 Timothy 2 1 2 13 2 Timothy 2:1-13 55 NT esv i620953 i620927 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, i620928 { Entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses} i620954 i620929 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. i620955 i620956 i620957 i620958 i620930 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, i620931 [because] his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. actionpurpose 2 i620959 i620932 An athlete is not crowned i620933 [if he fails to] compete s according to the rules. conditional 2 1 i620934 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. i620960 i620935 Think over what I say, i620936 for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. actionresult 2 series i620961 i620937 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, i620962 i620963 i620938 [This is the Good News I preach] {NLT} i620964 i620939 for which I am suffering, i620940 bound with chains as a criminal. actionresult 2 actionmanner 1 i620965 i620941 But the word of God is not bound! i620966 i620942 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, i620943 [in order] that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. actionpurpose 2 inference 2 concessive 2 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 i620967 i620968 i620944 The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, i620945 we will also live with him; conditional 2 i620969 i620946 if we endure, i620947 we will also reign with him; conditional 2 i620970 i620948 if we deny him, i620949 he also will deny us; conditional 2 i620971 i620972 i620950 if we are faithless, i620951 he remains faithful-- situationresponse 2 i620952 for he cannot deny himself. ground 1 ground 1 series 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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