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Summary:  Paul warns against the gravity of false teachers who have led the Galatians to turn to a false gospel.
Galatians 1:6-10
Central idea:  A Gospel that is divine, not man-made or man-taught, but revealed directly by Ch...
Galatians 1:11-2:10
Central idea : Because we have been given faith and a spirit of power, we need to feed and grow our spiritual gifts.
2 Timothy 1:3-7
Central idea : Paul the anointed apostle is writing his spiritual child Timothy a letter Paul explai...
2 Timothy 1:1-2
Central idea: Do not be ashamed to tell others about the Lord, but share in suffering by the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:8-14
Central idea : Endure suffering remembering we suffer for the sake of the Good News, and with the en...
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Central idea : Because those that are cleansed are set apart for holy use, we need to run from anyth...
2 Timothy 2:20-26
Central idea: Strive to correctly handle the truth, and while some will be led astray, God's firm foundation will stand.
2 Timothy 2:14-19
Central idea : Because there will be those that oppose the truth of God, we as Christ followers should expect persecution.
2 Timothy 3:1-13
Central idea: Preach the Word, which has the power to correct, in order to teach the truth to people...
2 Timothy 3:14-4:4
Central idea : The purpose for doing Christ's work is that our life may be a drink offering poured o...
2 Timothy 4:5-8
Central idea : Paul is writing this letter to the "saints" of Philippi for the purpose of proclaimin...
Philippians 1:1-2
Central idea : By putting the Gospel at the center of our lives and recognizing that we have been pu...
Philippians 1:12-18
Central Idea : The only way in which we grow in love is when God saves us and continues His work of ...
Philippians 1:3-11
Central idea : Christ is the great solar-system re-orbiter; when we orbit around Him we have a ...
Philippians 1:19-26
Central idea: In order to stand firm in the Spirit, united in boldness with our Christian family, we...
Philippians 1:27-30
Central Idea: Because of our identity in Christ and our approval by His love, we are to love each ot...
Philippians 2:1-11
Central Idea : Knowing that we are God's children, fully justified and transformed, we are to work b...
Philippians 2:12-18
Central Idea: Our own deeds are nothing but detestable garbage in God's eyes, it is only because of ...
Philippians 3:1-11
Central Idea:  In contrast to the enemies of the cross who hope in a sandy foundation of earthl...
Philippians 3:17-4:1
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Point in Every Opportunity
2 Timothy 4:14-18
Central idea : Even when the faithful servant of God is left deserted, the Lord stands by them so th...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-10-23 13:16:45
2011-11-21 14:00:16
Central idea : Even when the faithful servant of God is left deserted, the Lord stands by them so that through them the Gospel might be fully proclaimed. Summary: The passage's central idea comes at the end in verse 18: "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom." The preceeding 4 verses are the explanation of this greater idea, illustrating how the Lord has rescued Paul already. There might even be an implicit "Therefore, the Lord will rescue me…", with the preceeding four verses being how God has rescued Paul, and v. 18 being a "therefore, I know that in the future the Lord will rescue." Regardless of how you interpret the relationship between vv. 14-17 and v. 18, the greater idea is that God has and will rescue us from all kinds of evil. Paul's explanation of how the Lord has already rescued him are two relatively independent examples. The first is Paul's charge to avoid Alexander the coppersmith. We learn that he had strongly opposed the message of Truth, and would be an example of one of the people Paul points out earlier in the book (2 Timothy 3:8-9). In the second major explanation of God's rescue from evil Paul recounts how he was brought before the judge, and all the other brothers abandoned him, leaving him to stand by himself in the trial. This maybe is why Paul wrote chapter 1, verse 8: "So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don't be ashamed of me, either, even though I'm in prison for Christ. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the proclamation of the Good News." But despite of the fact that his friends deserted him, Christ still stood with Paul, and strengthened him. Why? "So that the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it". It wasn't to comfort Paul or protect him, it was to continue to use every single opportunity to point people to Himself. While verse 18 stands as the greater idea: "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed", verse 17 is the vital explanation of why: "so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it". God rescues us not for our comfort, but for the purpose of using every opportunity to point more and more people to Jesus. We should be praying that God uses every opportunity in us, whether it be persecution or a birthday party, to point others to Jesus. Notes: Verse 16c ("May it not be charged against them") reminds us of two other people who prayed a very similar thing: Jesus on the cross , Luke 23:34: "Jesus said, 'Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing.'" Stephen being stoned , Acts 7:59-60: "And as they stoned him, Stephen prayed, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' And he fell to his knees, shouting, 'Lord, don't charge them with this sin!' And with that, he died." What is significant about both of these encounters is that salvation followed. For Stephen, after being stoned at the feet of Paul, in the next chapter of Acts Paul is saved, and now in 2 Timothy he prays the same thing. For Jesus, after being crucified and deserted by all, salvation for the world follows. Salvation follows the prayer for our persecutors. Questions: If verse 16c ("May it not be charged against them") is for the believers introduced in 16b ("but all deserted me") , then why not for Alexander the coppersmith too?
10000000092792 92792 Notes 2011-10-23 13:16:45 2011-11-21 14:00:16 Central idea : Even when the faithful servant of God is left deserted, the Lord stands by them so that through them the Gospel might be fully proclaimed. Summary: The passage's central idea comes at the end in verse 18: "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly Kingdom." The preceeding 4 verses are the explanation of this greater idea, illustrating how the Lord has rescued Paul already. There might even be an implicit "Therefore, the Lord will rescue me…", with the preceeding four verses being how God has rescued Paul, and v. 18 being a "therefore, I know that in the future the Lord will rescue." Regardless of how you interpret the relationship between vv. 14-17 and v. 18, the greater idea is that God has and will rescue us from all kinds of evil. Paul's explanation of how the Lord has already rescued him are two relatively independent examples. The first is Paul's charge to avoid Alexander the coppersmith. We learn that he had strongly opposed the message of Truth, and would be an example of one of the people Paul points out earlier in the book (2 Timothy 3:8-9). In the second major explanation of God's rescue from evil Paul recounts how he was brought before the judge, and all the other brothers abandoned him, leaving him to stand by himself in the trial. This maybe is why Paul wrote chapter 1, verse 8: "So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don't be ashamed of me, either, even though I'm in prison for Christ. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the proclamation of the Good News." But despite of the fact that his friends deserted him, Christ still stood with Paul, and strengthened him. Why? "So that the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it". It wasn't to comfort Paul or protect him, it was to continue to use every single opportunity to point people to Himself. While verse 18 stands as the greater idea: "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed", verse 17 is the vital explanation of why: "so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it". God rescues us not for our comfort, but for the purpose of using every opportunity to point more and more people to Jesus. We should be praying that God uses every opportunity in us, whether it be persecution or a birthday party, to point others to Jesus. Notes: Verse 16c ("May it not be charged against them") reminds us of two other people who prayed a very similar thing: Jesus on the cross , Luke 23:34: "Jesus said, 'Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing.'" Stephen being stoned , Acts 7:59-60: "And as they stoned him, Stephen prayed, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' And he fell to his knees, shouting, 'Lord, don't charge them with this sin!' And with that, he died." What is significant about both of these encounters is that salvation followed. For Stephen, after being stoned at the feet of Paul, in the next chapter of Acts Paul is saved, and now in 2 Timothy he prays the same thing. For Jesus, after being crucified and deserted by all, salvation for the world follows. Salvation follows the prayer for our persecutors. Questions: If verse 16c ("May it not be charged against them") is for the believers introduced in 16b ("but all deserted me") , then why not for Alexander the coppersmith too? notes
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2011-10-23 13:16:45
2011-11-21 14:00:16
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2 Timothy
2 Timothy 4:14-18
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Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm;
the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
actionresult
Beware of him yourself,
for he strongly opposed our message.
ground
series
At my first defense no one came to stand by me,
but all deserted me.
negativepositive
May it not be charged against them!
concessive
But the Lord stood by me
and strengthened me,
so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.
actionpurpose
So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
progression
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed
and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom.
To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
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10000000092792 92792 Arc 2011-10-23 13:16:45 2011-11-21 14:00:16 editing 2 Timothy 4 14 4 18 2 Timothy 4:14-18 55 NT esv i621175 i621176 i621177 i621178 i621161 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; i621162 the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. actionresult 2 i621179 i621163 Beware of him yourself, i621164 for he strongly opposed our message. ground 1 series i621180 i621181 i621182 i621165 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, i621166 but all deserted me. negativepositive 2 i621167 May it not be charged against them! concessive 2 i621183 i621184 i621185 i621168 But the Lord stood by me i621169 and strengthened me, series i621170 so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. actionpurpose 2 i621171 So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. actionresult 2 progression series i621186 i621187 i621172 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed i621173 and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. progression i621174 To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. inference 2 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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