2 Timothy Chapter 2 Discussion


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  • Terasa
    what does the word Bonds mean in verse 9?
  • Jesse
    Terasa,

    Paul begins the verse by saying wherein I suffer trouble. He's been put in prison for being part of an "Illegal religion." He says I suffer as an evil doer. He's in prison like a criminal, even unto bonds; That word bonds is the Greek word for chains.

    Here it is: but the word of God is not bound.

    There's an old saying that comes from this verse, you can bind the messenger, but you cannot bind the message.

    There were many testimonies of people who were imprisoned for Christ, and who suffered for Christ's sake like Paul, and the gospel just spread like wildfire.

    Can you imagine the first imprisonment, when they chained Paul to those soldiers, and people were coming and going all day long, and Paul was talking about Jesus Christ, and you have to wonder who's being held prisoner here?

    Remember Paul and Silas were in jail in Philippi and there was a big earthquake, and the Philippian jailor thought all the prisoners had escaped, and Paul said don't kill yourself, we're all still here.

    And he said sirs, what must I do to be saved? What must I do to know this kind of God that you know?

    God put them in prison so that the prisoners could hear the message, and so the jailor could hear the message, and the jailor's family could hear the gospel message.

    We feel bad, and even complain when our life is limited, and when we can't do what we want to do. And yet the history of the church, so many martyrs, and so many people who have suffered for Christ, lost their lives for the sake of the gospel.

    So always remember this. They can bind the messenger, but not the message!

    In fact, if they put you in jail for being a Christian, they're doing themselves a great disservice, because you can just spread the gospel to everyone that's in jail!
  • Frank Colwell
    how will B seated on the left & right side of GOD when we get to heaven ??
  • Kanyeyizire precious
    whoever God chooses
  • Cathryn
    the census 2020 iz coming up , If the Lord will we shall live. 2 timothy 2:4 to me really stands out and i'll tell u why for me personally i chooze to decline even partaking in the census becuz i dont trust it, becuz we az believerz in Yeshua Hamashiach should alwayz keep our focus on him and know that we fight not against flesh and blood our warfare iz a spiritual fight well thats how i c it and im just saying 4 myselfe i do not trust man nor do i feel right about even taking part in this world's so called census. but watever otherz do and chooze 2 do izn't 4 me to say. im just saying how i feel about partaking in wat go'z on in this lyfe.
  • Keaton Watson
    Isn't it a blessing when you stuggle with something and somehow God always brings you the right answers? I needed this in my mind and God always opens up my eyes to see it.
  • Bill Bats
    Paul's strength in supporting Timothy is. Great. Timothy is my favourite disciple. I try to have an inner Timothy to be braver and trust in the lords grace and to live through. That grace. For without Jesus my life would be empty.
  • Patty Tozi
    If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. James 1:26. So let's use our speech to bless and encourage, not to curse, slander.or gossip. Walking with God is helping others less fortunate. Teach as Jesus did when He walked this earth. Use your words today to Bless, encourage. Show your LOVE.
  • Lilian
    To conquer evil is to do good stand still and know that Jesus is the son of the living God thank you Abba Father for your word
  • Nimrod Christ Nimrod
    2 Timothy 2:3 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a GOOD SOLDIER of JESUS CHRIST!!!"
    But not only endure hardship, but CONQUER hardship!!! Paul states in verse 8 that GOD raised JESUS CHRIST from the dead. Thus CHRIST not only endured the hardness of hypocrites and the evil cross, but with FAITH in Our FATHER GOD, CHRIST with GOD CONQUERED the hardness of hypocrites and the evil cross (Revelation 1:18).
  • BSP
    Verse 15: this shows the importance of personal Bible study because we can’t correctly teach someone else something that we don’t understand ourselves.
  • Kathy Baldwin
    TO WILLIAM IVEY BILL, THE BIBLE HAS 3 PARTS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE THE PAST WAS WRITTEN FOR AND TO THE JEWS, IT IS THEIR HISTORY, THAT PART IS FROM GENISIS TO THE MIDDLE OF ACTS. THE PRESENT IS WRITTEN BY PAUL TO THE GENTILES FOR JESUS. THIS PART ENDS WITH PHILEMON..THE REST IS TO THE JEWISH RELIGION AGAIN TO THE END. ALL THE BIBLE IS GOOD..WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND JESUS SAVED GENTILES BY FAITH .
  • MATHIAS EGESA
    THX, FRIENDS FOR THE SHARE
  • Walter
    Bruce,
    I agree w/you about staying in the Bible first. There's nothing wrong w/other books per se, but only after being grounded in truth. For example, there are some wonderful books on how to have a God pleasing marriage that I have read, but, as w/anything else, it needs to be filtered through the Scriptures first. As well, I have met folks who read other books solely to argue against the Bible.
  • Bruce
    W.I.Bill: It's Just Reading The Word of God. Ask The Lord for Understanding. Without The Spirit Living with in: You will never Learn. You Need Salvation First. Given a New Heart:All Things Will Become New 2Corinthians5:17. You will Know Impossible not to. Don't read other books, or commentaries.Turnoff TV. Stay in The Bible( I use KJV Concordance) I Talked with Lots of Pastors. Most Don't Study
  • William Ivey. Bill
    I don't understand or missed it somehow "rightly dividing the word of truth" Can vou help!
  • Lilian
    The Lord knows who are his He is a good Shepherd and a Sheep who follow the Shepherd will know his voice. Jehova Jireh the Lord my Provider praise you Jesus forever amen
  • Bob
    According to gods word,if you have a living husband you have no right to be with another man unless he ,your first husband is dead,if you do you are an adultress,But there is grace for those who did not know any better! Please read marriage and divorce, by william Branham,its strong but scriptual all the way, May Gods grace be with you!
  • BSP
    Verses 3,4~As a soldier of Christ we must take our share in suffering adversity. This certainly calls for courage and endurance.
  • Josepg
    I believe... it is a Map for a Man to help Him become the MAN HE REALLY IS SUPPOSE TO BE....AMEN
  • Granger
    The word of God is for comfort,teaching,learning and understanding how we are to live and act toward our brothers and sisiters
  • A disciple
    MJF; I think that you try to say is, Don't be a hypocrite; i.e. putting forth a misleading appearance in order to conceal one's true nature and character. Next to that will have to be an honesty about one's own worthlessness and utter dependence on God's mercy; like the example of the Pharisee and the Publican praying in Luke 18. God loves truth; and has no respect for holier than thou impostors.
  • MJF
    There are many false preachers, teachers and Bible scholars in the world; be "ware". Some have the gift of speech.. We must remember that the Lord is not impressed with gifts, but with those who live holy and righteous lives. Live what you teach or shut up! People need to see a living, walking, talking, loving and godly example in those professing to be holy Christian's. Put difference n life.
  • Eutychus
    "No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."A life of service in God, is a life of never turning back,"No man, having put his hand to the plow, AND LOOKING BACK, is fit for the kingdom of God." Luke 9:62. For,"I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shown. Genesis 32:10
  • BSP
    Verse 26~We have to be on guard constantly because the Devil is out to catch us and use us.
  • X
    This is about rightly deviding Gods Words..
    Isreal Time.. outime Despensation of Grace Law..Faith ..Belief...
    Not Works.. sealed by the Holy Spirit In The Body Of Christ
  • Olga
    The instructions are that Timothy is to share with people Paul's demeanor, actions, and's were the other accounts that faithful person telling about his ministry, the hardships, miracles, and his change from persecutor to follower of Christ so others not saved could also be saved.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: This verse urges us to flee from youthful desires. When we are young, we may want to do many things and some bad things can look enticing, but we don't want to give into wrong desires.
  • BSP
    Verse 25: There is no need to fight or be hostile when preaching to others. It is important to maintain a mild and respectful attitude towards all.
  • Iwillgo
    JUST REMEMBER THIS.....U CANT TEACH WHAT U DON'T KNOW


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