• Paul’s Final Epistle Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:1–2

    Take some time today to skim over 2 Timothy in preparation for our study over the next few weeks. Consider the themes of the epistle — the unchanging Word of God, the importance of holding onto faith while suffering for the gospel, the faithfulness of God to His promises — and ask yourself if your life has reflected these Christian truths. Pray that the Lord will open your eyes and make you willing to serve Him in all circumstances. View Resource

  • A Legacy of Faith Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:3–5

    Many of us have likewise had faithful mothers and grandmothers who have taught us the gospel, and we should thank them for their faithfulness on the appropriate occasions. Regardless of our family history, however, all of us are to play a role in passing on the gospel. If we have children, we are to teach them the things of God. If not, we can still pray for the children that we know that they will hear and believe the Word of God. View Resource

  • A Gift from God Above Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:6–7

    It is not by the might or power of human beings but by the might and power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to accomplish all that the Lord has given to us (Zech. 4:6). When we trust in the Spirit we will face the trials of life with courage and even love those who bring us trouble. As we submit to the Holy Spirit we will grow in self-control in all areas of our lives. Do you confess your need for the Spirit and renounce self-reliance every day of your life? View Resource

  • Suffering by God’s Power Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:8–9

    Paul’s exhortation to Timothy not to be ashamed of the gospel is something that we need to hear each day. With all of the voices out there calling us to be ashamed about biblical Christianity, it can be difficult to stand firm for the honor of Jesus. Let us be about the business of encouraging one another not to be ashamed of the gospel and of exhorting one another to share the gospel when God gives us an opportunity to do so. View Resource

  • The Saving Work of Christ Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:10–12a

    The longer we have been Christians, the easier it is to take the glory of the gospel for granted. When we consider that the holy God chose to redeem His people (who are not holy), we should be on our knees praising Him and vowing to serve Him in all things. Were we to think on the mercy of our Lord more often, we would be far less likely to find ourselves ashamed of the gospel and far more willing and able to endure rejection for His sake. View Resource

  • Paul’s Confidence in Christ Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:12b–14

    We do not have enough strength in ourselves to remain committed to every facet of the gospel. Instead, we are utterly dependent on the Spirit to create a love for God and His truth in our hearts. If we study the things of God without regularly confessing our need of the Spirit’s help, we can easily be led astray. Do you ask for the Spirit to give you a love for Scripture and all that it says about the faith? View Resource

  • Consistency in Ministry Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:13–14

    Faithful service and mere knowledge of doctrine does not get us into heaven, but they do help assure us that our faith is real. Take some time to look back over 2 Timothy and reflect on what this epistle has to say about your calling and your need to remain faithful and consistent. Ask the Lord to supply you with the power and motivation to engage in ministry each day and look to Scripture to define how all ministry is to be conducted. View Resource

  • The Pastoral Epistles Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:14

    Today’s passage summarizes a theme that runs throughout the Pastoral Epistles, namely, our need to guard the deposit entrusted to us. This deposit is the prophetic and apostolic word of salvation found in the Bible, which is entirely trustworthy in its reporting of events, persons, and doctrines. Scripture remains the most vilified book on the planet, but none of the attacks levied against it can stand. Let us affirm wholeheartedly all that it teaches. View Resource

  • An Example of Faithfulness Devotional

    2 Timothy 1:15–18

    The Lord is able to keep us safe and secure in the faith until that final day, but one of the ways He does this is through the prayers of His people. Just as Jesus prayed for Peter (Luke 22:31–32), so too should we be praying that those who have professed faith will actually possess faith and persevere in it, especially if they do not appear to be walking with God. For whom do you need to intercede today for the sake of his perseverance? View Resource