Albert Hull (1936-2015) preaches on the challenging topic of legacy. In his final epistle, written in jail to Timothy, Paul urges him to be a devoted soldier, a disciplined athlete, a diligent farmer and a dedicated workman. What legacy are you leaving behind? Readings: 2 Tim 2:1-15, 19-26. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 21 Oct 1995).
Dan Rudge expounds the last chapter of 2nd Timothy in 4 divisions: v1-5 – the Charge of the Apostle, v6-8 – the Course of the Athlete, v9-18 – the Concern of the Prisoner, and v19-22 – the Companions of the Servant. Dan emphasises the command to Timothy to “preach the word” and highlights the various reasons why Paul gives him this solemn charge – made all the more significant and striking in that this chapter forms the very last written…
After reading 2 Tim 3:1-17, 2 Pet 3:1-4 and Jude 1:3-4, 17-39, Tom West preaches on 2 Timothy Ch 3 under three divisions: v1-9 The False Christian, v10-12 The Faithful Christian, v13-17 The Furnished Christian. Tom majors on the danger of false doctrine in the last days and exposes the character, conduct and conclusion of the “evil men and seducers” who will grow worse and worse until the Lord’s return – while exhorting us to give heed to the inspired…
Peter Scarsbrook works through 2 Timothy Ch 2 and brings out a list of pictures and portraits from the chapter as follows: a Steward, a Soldier, a Sportsman, a Sower, a Student, Stumblingblocks and a Servant. He brings forth some practical exhortations in relation to the Christian’s warfare; rightly dividing the Word of God dispensationally; not entangling oneself in politics and voting; and the need for labouring in the gospel (Message preached 23rd May 2019)
John Salisbury expounds 2 Timothy Ch 1. After dividing up and introducing the whole epistle, John builds his remarks on Chapter 1 around three mentions of the word “ashamed”. Neither Timothy (v8), Paul (v12) nor Onesiphorus (v16) are ashamed, and the reasons why are given according to the context. In the closing section of the message a helpful 7-point outline of Onesiphorus is given (Message preached 16th May 2019)
Mervyn Hall introduces a series of messages on “Why we believe what we believe” by asking a basic preliminary question – “Why stand for truth?” Is truth still as important as ever? Isn’t it all just a matter of opinion? Should not love hold the trump card over truth? Basing his remarks on Paul’s two epistles to Timothy, Mervyn not only defends the basic concept of truth, but also outlines 5 reasons why we still must stand for truth in…
Mervyn Hall gives a hands-on demonstration – using 2 Tim 2:15-16 – of how to study the Bible. (Graphics here and here). 1st: Divide the text (punctuation, conjunctions, verbs, participles, prepositions etc.). 2nd: Organise the text (flow and main point). 3rd: Probe the text (note the context, culture, history, and examine grammar). 4th: Synthesise the text (pull together and check for consistency with the rest of Scripture) (Message preached 18th Mar 2018)
Laying a foundation for a series of messages on dispensational truth, Mervyn Hall preaches on the basic principles of Biblical interpretation. How should the Bible be approached and studied? To rightly divide the word (2 Tim 2:15) – to cut a straight course through Scripture – what principles should guide us? Mervyn outlines 5: the synthesis principle; the historical principle; the literal principle; the grammatical principle and the practical principle (Message preached 6th Sept 2015)
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