1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
What is the charge?
When this charge is given, who is always present?
This is authoritative because of the judgement.
Who is the living and who is the dead?
When will the appearing take place?
Is the Kingdom future? Look at
18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
What are we to preach?
Is this what our Preacher Training schools are teaching?
 R. C. H. Lenski, Exposition of the Epistles of Paul ... 1Timothy (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1964), p. 851.
Is this what we are doing at Summit?
What are we to preach? Is this what our Preacher Training schools are teaching? Is this what we are doing at Summit?
27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Why the urgency?
Healthy ὑγιαίνω teaching:
17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
:4 What are you listening to? Give to examples of current myths people believe — on about MDR and the other concerning creation.
a. Abuse; b. Neglect; c. Fornication; d. All the above. Or the world formed from a big bang millions of years ago. Etc.
:5 What are 4 steps to protection against apostasy?
In the context, what does “sober-minded” refer to?
d. All the above. Or the world formed from a big bang millions of years ago. Etc.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
:6 What does drink offering refer to?
:6 What is departure a euphemism of?
:7 Fight the good fight (; ) — We are to remain faithful to G__________ and the G__________ despite _____________.
Finished the race means ___________ is imminent.
What is/has been your biggest dream?
9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12 Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.
Demas was a companion during Paul’s 1st imprisonment (; ).
These quick tweet like messages were very revealing.
:13 Cloak is a warm wool blanket with a hole in it for the head. Winter was coming, :21.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers. 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.