2 Timothy 4:3–22
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Paul concludes his discussion of the role of Scripture in Timothy's life, reminding Timothy of Paul's own life of faithfulness. Paul makes some personal remarks about a few people, and references his final trial. He knows he will die, but death is merely a loosening.
2 Timothy 3:10–4:8
Paul's example (3:10–13)
In the midst of suffering, preach the word! (3:14 — 4:8)
Why do we believe?
All Scripture is God-breathed (vv 16-17)
Warning: there will inevitably be conflict when the word is preached (4:3–4)
How is Timothy to repsond? (4:5 )
The crown of righteousness (4:6-8)
“Poured out like a drink offering”
Paul’s life is a “living sacrifice” to God.
1. “I have fought the good fight”
2. “I have finished the race”
3. “I have kept the faith”
4:8a — Paul’s reward
V 8b — Paul’s application to Timothy
May our lives be offerings poured out to God
May death be merely a loosening as we sail into real life with God
2 Timothy 4:9–22
Historical setting (4:16-18)