Monday, December 26, 2022



2 Timothy 2:3

King James Version

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, 

as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to be a soldier of CHRIST?

What does it mean to be in His service?

First, you're born again.

You can't fight for SPIRIT, unless you're OF the SPIRIT.

What else is expected of you?

Apostle Paul tells us clearly.

BE strong in CHRIST.

2 Timothy 2:1

King James Version

2 Thou therefore, my son, 

be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

EXPECT to teach.

2 Timothy 2:2

King James Version

2 And the things that thou hast heard of me 

among many witnesses, 

the same commit thou to faithful men, 

who shall be able to teach others also.

ENDURE hardship.

2 Timothy 2:3

King James Version

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, 

as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

DON'T be entangled with the "affairs of this life".

2 Timothy 2:4

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4 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.

STRIVE lawfully.

2 Timothy 2:5

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5 And if a man also strive for masteries, 

yet is he not crowned, 

except he strive lawfully.

BE partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:6

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6 The husbandman that laboureth 

must be first partaker of the fruits.

LET the LORD JESUS give you ALL understanding.

2 Timothy 2:7

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7 Consider what I say; 

and the Lord give thee understanding 

in all things.

FOCUS on the SALVATION of others.

2 Timothy 2:10

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10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, 

that they may also obtain the salvation 

which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

FOCUS on EDIFYING, not on useless words.

2 Timothy 2:14

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14 Of these things put them in remembrance, 

charging them before the Lord 

that they strive not about words to no profit, 

but to the subverting of the hearers.

RIGHTLY divide the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

King James Version

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 

rightly dividing the word of truth.

SHUN empty talk.

2 Timothy 2:16

King James Version

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: 

for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

DEPART from iniquity.

2 Timothy 2:19

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19 Nevertheless the foundation of God 

standeth sure, 

having this seal, 

The Lord knoweth them that are his.

And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ 

depart from iniquity.

PURGE yourself from materialism.

2 Timothy 2:20-21

King James Version

20 But in a great house 

there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, 

but also of wood and of earth; 

and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, 

he shall be a vessel unto honour, 


and meet for the master's use, 

and prepared unto every good work.

HAVE a PURE heart.

2 Timothy 2:22

King James Version

22 Flee also youthful lusts: 

but follow righteousness,

 faith, charity, peace, 

with them that call on the Lord 

out of a pure heart.

AVOID being embroiled in foolish, and petty, controversies.

2 Timothy 2:23

King James Version

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, 

knowing that they do gender strifes.

DO NOT participate in quarrels.

2 Timothy 2:24

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24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; 

but be gentle unto all men, 

apt to teach, 


CORRECT those opposing the gospel, in a gentle manner.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

King James Version

25 In meekness instructing

those that oppose themselves; 

if God peradventure will give them repentance 

to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves 

out of the snare of the devil, 

who are taken captive by him at his will.

FOCUS on JESUS alone.

1 Corinthians 2:1-2

King James Version

2 And I, brethren, 

when I came to you, 

came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, 

declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, 

save Jesus Christ, 

and him crucified.

TEACH, in reflection of GOD's wisdom, and not your own.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

King James Version

4 And my speech and my preaching 

was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, 

but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, 

but in the power of God.

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