2 Timothy 4

2 Timothy 4


Triumphant Confidence 


Key Application Verses and Themes:

Guard, Endure, Continue, Preach


That good thing which was committed to you, keep, guard by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Vs.1:14


You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Vs. 2:3


But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them. 

Vs. 3:14


Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 

Vs. 4:2 


Why Continue:

Six Last-Day Characteristics:

They will not endure sound doctrine. 2Tim. 4:3

They will increase in lusts and sin. 2Tim. 4:3

They will add one teacher to another, or wander about from church to church to find those who will not insist on their getting rid of sins and sinful pleasures.  

2Tim. 4:3

They will having itching ears, desire speakers who will tickle their ears and excuse their passions in the name of religion.

They will turn away their ears from truth which strips them of sin and demands their wholehearted consecration to Christ. 2Tim. 4:4

They will turn to fables and false religions that pamper  the flesh and condone sin.


Why We Must Continue in 

The Gospel and Preach the Gospel. 


Scripture Commands it:

Colossians 4:2-6

1 Peter 3:15


Eternity‘s at stake:

2 Timothy 2:25-26


Because we’ve been equipped to:

1Peter 2:9

Lastly: It’s our Anchor of Hope:

A Confident and Sure Anchor


Paul’s Testimony: An Anchor of Confidence. 


I am ready to be offered or poured out as a libation to God and a sacrifice offering for souls. 


3Tim. 4:6


My departure is at hand--the sentence of death has already been passed. 2Tim. 4:6


I have fought a good and honorable fight--wrestled a good wrestling and am champion. 2Tim. 4:7

See 1 Tim 6:12- Paul directed what he was now proclaiming. 


I have finished my course--run the race and have outstripped all my competitors and gained the prize 2Tim. 4:7  


The Fight song


I have kept the faith--followed every rule of the game and have won the prize lawfully. 2Tim. 4:7


There are two ways to get in to Heaven!

Paul’s confidence became second way.