Exposit The Word 2 Timothy Biblical Teaching Expository Teaching Verse by Verse Dr. David Doran

2 Timothy Overview 

Paul was released from his first Roman imprisonment for a short period of ministry during which he wrote 1 Timothy and Titus. Second Timothy, however, finds Paul once again in a Roman prison (1:16; 2:9), apparently rearrested as part of Nero’s persecution of Christians. Unlike Paul’s confident hope of release during his first imprisonment (Phil. 1:19,25,26; 2:24; Philem. 22), this time he had no such hopes (4:6–8). In his first imprisonment in Rome (ca. A.D. 60–62), before Nero had begun the persecution of Christians (A.D. 64), he was only under house arrest and had opportunity for much interaction with people and ministry (Acts 28:16–31). At this time, 5 or 6 years later (ca. A.D. 66–67), however, he was in a cold cell (4:13), in chains (2:9), and with no hope of deliverance (4:6). Abandoned by virtually all of those close to him for fear of persecution (cf. 1:15; 4:9–12,16) and facing imminent execution, Paul wrote to Timothy, urging him to hasten to Rome for one last visit with the apostle (4:9,21). Whether Timothy made it to Rome before Paul’s execution is not known. According to tradition, Paul was not released from this second Roman imprisonment, but suffered the martyrdom he had foreseen (4:6).

Text used with permission from GTY.org

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”  2 Timothy 3:16

2 Timothy 1:1-2 Faithful Gospel Ministry
2 Timothy 1:3-7 Fresh Fire
2 Timothy 1:8-12 Strength to Suffer
2 Timothy 1:13-18 What Does Unashamed Look Like?
2 Timothy 2:1-2 Ministry Multiplication and God’s Might
2 Timothy 2:3-7 Enduring with Your Eye on the Prize
2 Timothy 2:8-10 Suffering Hardship Well
2 Timothy 2:11-13 Looking Forward and Upward
2 Timothy 2:14-19 An Approved and Unashamed Ministry
2 Timothy 2:20-22 A Vessel for Honor
2 Timothy 2:23-26 A Useful Vessel
2 Timothy 3:1-9 Ready for a Rough Ride
2 Timothy 3:10-15 Stay the Course!
2 Timothy 2:16 The Pure and Profitable Word
2 Timothy 3:17 The Purpose of Scripture
2 Timothy 4:1-4 Motivations for Faithful Preaching
2 Timothy 4:5 Maintaining Focus Under Fire
2 Timothy 4:6-8 Marks of a Successful Servant

2 Timothy 4:9-13 Serving faithful servants

2 Timothy 4:14-15 Responding properly to opposition

2 Timothy 4:16-18 Our comfort and confidence

2 Timothy 4:19-22 Fraternal & Pastoral concerns

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