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Multiplying the Message

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The Goal: Spread the Gospel, 1-7

By finding faithful workers,

2 Timothy 2:1–2 ESV
1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:1–2 ESV
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

Who like the soldier uses focused energy to conquer,

2 Timothy 2:3–4 ESV
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
2 Timothy 2:3–4 ESV
3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

Who like the athlete strives for a victor’s crown,

2 Timothy 2:5 ESV
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
2 Timothy 2:5 ESV
5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Who like the farmer works hard for a big crop,

2 Timothy 2:6–7 ESV
It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
2 Timothy 2:6–7 ESV
6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

The Focus: Stay on Message

By meditating on the message,

2 Timothy 2:8 ESV
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,
2 Timothy 2:8 ESV
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel,

Because His Message cannot be chained,

2 Timothy 2:9 ESV
for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!
2 Timothy 2:9 ESV
9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

Because faithfulness during suffering strengthens the reach of the Gospel,

2 Timothy 2:10 ESV
10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2 Timothy 2:10 ESV
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The Results: All About Christ, :11

Die with to live with, ,

2 Timothy 2:11 ESV
The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
2 Timothy 2:11 ESV
11 The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

Endure with to reign with,

2 Timothy 2:12 ESV
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
2 Timothy 2:12 ESV
if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

Deny to be denied,

2 Timothy 2:12 ESV
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
2 Timothy 2:12 ESV
if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

Faithless yet He is Faithful,

2 Timothy 2:13 ESV
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
2 Timothy 2:13 ESV
if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.
If God promises to punish unrepentant Judas, then backs off and forgives, would He be faithful?
The New American Commentary: 1, 2 Timothy, Titus (3) The Certainty of Reward (2:11–13)

Paul did not state these words to open the door to apostasy and disobedience but to soothe a troubled conscience and to provide encouragement to return to God.

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