Lecture 16: 2 Timothy 1:12–18
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Paul concludes his encouragement to Timothy, and points out examples of faithless friends, and of one faithful friend.
2 Tim 1:1-14
1:12b — Paul now specifies why he is not ashamed
#8. Sometimes our confidence can carry a hurting friend through their difficult time
1. He knows God
2. Paul is “convinced” — based on experience
1:13-14 — Protect the gospel
Timothy is to be controlled by the gospel message he heard from Paul
#9. Encouragement can sometimes take the form of a warning
Guard the good deposit (v 14)
#10. Remind him where the strength comes from
2 Timothy 1:15–18
Different kind of passage
Friends who were failures (V 15)
“Turned away, deserted”
Remember the historical situation — especially painful
One friend who was victorious
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