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Godliness to Persecution
2 Timothy 3:1-13
Central idea : Because there will be those that oppose the truth of God, we as Christ followers should expect persecution.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Central idea : Because there will be those that oppose the truth of God, we as Christ followers should expect persecution. Summary : Paul begins with the thesis of the passage: "In the last days there will come times of difficulty", which he follows with two reasons why these times will be difficult. The first and largest reason is the immorality of the people. Paul explains who these immoral people are, and gives a charge to avoid them. He compares their opposition to the truth of the Gospel to Jannes' and Jambres', the sorcerers opposition to Moses. Paul follows his explanation of the situation of immorality with the counter-intuitive response of Timothy: "you however have followed my teaching…and my persecutions". In vv. 12-13, Paul summarizes what he has said by giving the second reason why the "last days" will be difficult, which comes as a result of the immorality of the people. "Indeed, all who desire to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived". Because people will be running from the Lord (vv. 2-5) and opposing the truth (v. 8), persecution will naturally follow for God's people, just like the Israelites at the hands of the Egyptians. Questions: What do you think are the "last days"? Is that now? Does this describe the people we interact with everyday? Does it describe us? Why does Paul specifically call out those that "creep into households and capture weak women"? What is this? Do you think Paul is saying this is worse? What implications does "disqualified regarding the faith" (v. 3:8) have? If v. 12 is true ("Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted"), are we seeing persecution? If we aren't, should be living in such a way that does result in persecution? Does this say something about our love for Christ and our boldness for preaching His name? Doesn't this relate to Paul's numerous mentions of "an unashamed worker"? If we were truly unashamed, would we see more frequent persecution?
10000000091006 91006 Notes 2011-10-07 09:56:45 2011-10-10 10:27:40 Central idea : Because there will be those that oppose the truth of God, we as Christ followers should expect persecution. Summary : Paul begins with the thesis of the passage: "In the last days there will come times of difficulty", which he follows with two reasons why these times will be difficult. The first and largest reason is the immorality of the people. Paul explains who these immoral people are, and gives a charge to avoid them. He compares their opposition to the truth of the Gospel to Jannes' and Jambres', the sorcerers opposition to Moses. Paul follows his explanation of the situation of immorality with the counter-intuitive response of Timothy: "you however have followed my teaching…and my persecutions". In vv. 12-13, Paul summarizes what he has said by giving the second reason why the "last days" will be difficult, which comes as a result of the immorality of the people. "Indeed, all who desire to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived". Because people will be running from the Lord (vv. 2-5) and opposing the truth (v. 8), persecution will naturally follow for God's people, just like the Israelites at the hands of the Egyptians. Questions: What do you think are the "last days"? Is that now? Does this describe the people we interact with everyday? Does it describe us? Why does Paul specifically call out those that "creep into households and capture weak women"? What is this? Do you think Paul is saying this is worse? What implications does "disqualified regarding the faith" (v. 3:8) have? If v. 12 is true ("Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted"), are we seeing persecution? If we aren't, should be living in such a way that does result in persecution? Does this say something about our love for Christ and our boldness for preaching His name? Doesn't this relate to Paul's numerous mentions of "an unashamed worker"? If we were truly unashamed, would we see more frequent persecution? notes
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2 Timothy 3:1-13
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But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Avoid such people .
ideaexplanation
For among them are those who creep into households
and capture weak women ,
burdened with sins
and led astray by various passions,
always learning
and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
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Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,
so these men also oppose the truth,
men corrupted in mind
and disqualified regarding the faith.
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comparison
But they will not get very far,
[because] their folly will be plain to all,
as was that of those two men.
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You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra-- which persecutions I endured;
yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
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Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse,
deceiving and being deceived.
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10000000091006 91006 Arc 2011-10-07 09:56:45 2011-10-10 10:27:40 editing 2 Timothy 3 1 3 13 2 Timothy 3:1-13 55 NT esv i621071 i621049 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. i621072 i621073 i621074 i621075 i621076 i621050 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. i621051 Avoid such people . ideaexplanation 1 1 i621077 i621052 For among them are those who creep into households i621078 i621053 and capture weak women , i621079 i621054 burdened with sins i621080 i621055 and led astray by various passions, i621081 i621056 always learning i621057 and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. actionresult 2 actionmanner 1 series ideaexplanation 1 ideaexplanation 1 i621082 i621083 i621058 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, i621084 i621059 so these men also oppose the truth, i621085 i621060 men corrupted in mind i621061 and disqualified regarding the faith. progression ideaexplanation 1 comparison 1 1 i621086 i621062 But they will not get very far, i621087 i621063 [because] their folly will be plain to all, i621064 as was that of those two men. comparison 1 ground 1 concessive 2 progression i621088 i621065 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, i621089 i621066 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra-- which persecutions I endured; i621067 yet from them all the Lord rescued me. progression series situationresponse 2 i621090 i621068 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, i621091 i621069 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, i621070 deceiving and being deceived. actionmanner 1 alternative actionresult 2 ground 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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