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Summary:  Paul warns against the gravity of false teachers who have led the Galatians to turn to a false gospel.
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Run Because We Are Set Apart
2 Timothy 2:20-26
Central idea : Because those that are cleansed are set apart for holy use, we need to run from anyth...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-09-15 09:35:32
2011-09-29 09:49:18
Central idea : Because those that are cleansed are set apart for holy use, we need to run from anything that stimulates disobedience and pursue righteous living. Summary : The passage begins with a statement of truth: if we cleanse ourselves from what is unholy, we will be set apart and ready for the Lord to use us. This statement of truth is the ground that leads us to two actions: running from anything that would make us unholy, with the specific example of avoiding quarrels. A constrast is made between the "youthful lusts" and "foolish arguments" and its counterparts: love, righteousness, faith, peace, kindness, gentleness, the fruits of the Spirit. Paul ends the passage by explaining that if we live by the fruit of the Spirit, God may use the manifestation of that fruit in our lives as a catalyst for bringing people to salvation. Notes: Two major sections vv. 20-21 : We are to set ourselves apart as holy vessels, useful to the God we serve and ready for every good work. This is the thesis and statement of truth: if we cleanse ourselves from unrighteousness, we will be honorable to God. vv. 22-26 : A charge given in light of the statement of truth. "Therefore", we are to: "Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts" Avoid foolish arguments and babble Avoid quarrels Pursue righteousness Pursue faith Pursue love Pursue peace Be kind to everyone Be able to teach Patiently endure evil by correcting opponents with gentleness Why? "in order that God may perhaps grant them repentance", then truth, then come to their senses, then escape the devil "Now in a great house..." — not just any house, but God's great, or "wealthy" (NLT) house When we cleanse ourselves to be vessels of honorable use, three things are then true: We are set apart as holy (sanctified) We are useful to God We are ready for every good work "youthful lusts " — Greek "epithumia": passions, desires, craving for the forbidden, also used at: Parable of sower (Mark 4:14-24): "And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful." If we are quarrelsome, we will not be: Kind Able to teach Able to patiently endure evil and gently correct opponents How do we patiently endure evil: we correct our opponents with gentleness. This seems to indicate that we don't just stand there, but that we lovingly dialog with those who oppose the Good News. v. 25b ("in order that God may perhaps grant them repentance") indicates that God does the work of salvation, not us. God can use us (v. 25a), but ultimately it is His will that saves a person or not. And from this passage it looks like the person has no part to play in this: they are trapped in the snare of the devil until God saves them. This should be a great encouragement to us as disciplemakers : we aren't responsible for the outcome of salvation. We only need to focus on cleansing ourselves, running from impurity, and pursuing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. The progression of salvation, as explained by verses 25-26: God saves us by granting us repentance (v. 25b) This granting of repentance leads us to a knowledge of the truth (v. 25c) The knowledge of the truth brings us to our senses (v. 26a), we now realize something about ourselves. That realization about ourselves and God gives us the ability and desire to escape the snare of the devil (v. 26b). No longer to do the devil's will (v. 26d), but to do the will of God (v. 21c-22b). Questions: "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself " — does this mean that this is an action we take? How can we cleanse ourselves without the power of the Spirit? Why is it that "gently correcting opponents" is a vehicle for someone's salvation. Why did Paul include v. 22c: "along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart"? Which "truth" is being referenced by 25c? What does the phrase "come to their senses" mean? senses in Greek: ananepho (ana + nepho) ana: in the midst nepho: to be sober and collected in spirit
10000000089075 89075 Notes 2011-09-15 09:35:32 2011-09-29 09:49:18 Central idea : Because those that are cleansed are set apart for holy use, we need to run from anything that stimulates disobedience and pursue righteous living. Summary : The passage begins with a statement of truth: if we cleanse ourselves from what is unholy, we will be set apart and ready for the Lord to use us. This statement of truth is the ground that leads us to two actions: running from anything that would make us unholy, with the specific example of avoiding quarrels. A constrast is made between the "youthful lusts" and "foolish arguments" and its counterparts: love, righteousness, faith, peace, kindness, gentleness, the fruits of the Spirit. Paul ends the passage by explaining that if we live by the fruit of the Spirit, God may use the manifestation of that fruit in our lives as a catalyst for bringing people to salvation. Notes: Two major sections vv. 20-21 : We are to set ourselves apart as holy vessels, useful to the God we serve and ready for every good work. This is the thesis and statement of truth: if we cleanse ourselves from unrighteousness, we will be honorable to God. vv. 22-26 : A charge given in light of the statement of truth. "Therefore", we are to: "Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts" Avoid foolish arguments and babble Avoid quarrels Pursue righteousness Pursue faith Pursue love Pursue peace Be kind to everyone Be able to teach Patiently endure evil by correcting opponents with gentleness Why? "in order that God may perhaps grant them repentance", then truth, then come to their senses, then escape the devil "Now in a great house..." — not just any house, but God's great, or "wealthy" (NLT) house When we cleanse ourselves to be vessels of honorable use, three things are then true: We are set apart as holy (sanctified) We are useful to God We are ready for every good work "youthful lusts " — Greek "epithumia": passions, desires, craving for the forbidden, also used at: Parable of sower (Mark 4:14-24): "And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful." If we are quarrelsome, we will not be: Kind Able to teach Able to patiently endure evil and gently correct opponents How do we patiently endure evil: we correct our opponents with gentleness. This seems to indicate that we don't just stand there, but that we lovingly dialog with those who oppose the Good News. v. 25b ("in order that God may perhaps grant them repentance") indicates that God does the work of salvation, not us. God can use us (v. 25a), but ultimately it is His will that saves a person or not. And from this passage it looks like the person has no part to play in this: they are trapped in the snare of the devil until God saves them. This should be a great encouragement to us as disciplemakers : we aren't responsible for the outcome of salvation. We only need to focus on cleansing ourselves, running from impurity, and pursuing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. The progression of salvation, as explained by verses 25-26: God saves us by granting us repentance (v. 25b) This granting of repentance leads us to a knowledge of the truth (v. 25c) The knowledge of the truth brings us to our senses (v. 26a), we now realize something about ourselves. That realization about ourselves and God gives us the ability and desire to escape the snare of the devil (v. 26b). No longer to do the devil's will (v. 26d), but to do the will of God (v. 21c-22b). Questions: "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself " — does this mean that this is an action we take? How can we cleanse ourselves without the power of the Spirit? Why is it that "gently correcting opponents" is a vehicle for someone's salvation. Why did Paul include v. 22c: "along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart"? Which "truth" is being referenced by 25c? What does the phrase "come to their senses" mean? senses in Greek: ananepho (ana + nepho) ana: in the midst nepho: to be sober and collected in spirit notes
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2 Timothy
2 Timothy 2:20-26
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Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver
but also of wood and clay,
alternative
some for honorable use,
some for dishonorable.
ideaexplanation
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,
he will be a vessel for honorable use,
set apart as holy,
useful to the master of the house,
ready for every good work.
conditional
inference
[Therefore] flee youthful passions
and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace,
progression
along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
actionmanner
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies;
[because] you know that they breed quarrels.
ground
And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome
but kind to everyone,
able to teach,
patiently enduring evil,
correcting his opponents with gentleness.
[in order that] God may perhaps grant them repentance
[which leads] to a knowledge of the truth,
actionresult
and they may come to their senses
and escape from the snare of the devil,
after being captured by him
[in order] to do his will.
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negativepositive
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