The Lord’s Servant – 2 Timothy 2:22-26

Though the letters of Timothy and Titus are often thought of as instructive for preachers, there is something for all of us within those pages. We are all called to be servants of the Lord, and we all should strive to be the best we can be as God’s servants.

Vessels of Honor – 2 Timothy 2:20-22

Paul uses the illustration of vessels in a house, some being used for honorable purposes, others for dishonorable. This illustration points to a truth in the church, that there are some bringing honor to God, but others who are bringing shame and reproach upon his name. Which one are we going to be? Paul describes how we must become vessels of honor in order to bring glory of God.

Do Not Forget – 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Sometimes, it is good to be reminded of things, even if we haven’t really forgotten them. We may not forget that Christ is risen, but it should cause us to rejoice when it is brought to our attention. We may not forget the Lord’s promises, but it is no less meaningful to hear them repeated. In our text for tonight, we are reminded of some things that we probably haven’t forgotten about, but we are blessed through the reminder all the same.

I Am Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 1:8-12

Some might have told a young evangelist like Timothy that he had plenty to be ashamed of. After all, he was preaching a faith that was “everywhere spoken against” and his mentor was being held prisoner as though he were a criminal. But Paul encourages Timothy and us to not be ashamed, and gives us several reasons to boast in the Lord.

For the Sake of Your Stomach – 1 Timothy 5:23

Last week as we discussed the honor due to elders, we essentially left verse 23 out as we considered the things that Paul wrote in this context. Some seem to think that the verse should stand on its own, but our challenge is to consider these words within their context and try to understand why Paul wrote them as he did.  After considering some of the reasons that Paul may have written these words to Timothy, we will consider some application for the church today.