Bible Study Lesson and Devotional #10: 2nd Timothy Chapter One
2nd Timothy 1:9 "Salvation"
Form: Personal Letter (Epistle)
From: Apostle Paul
Date: 67 A.D.
Story: The Apostle Paul writes to encourage and embolden young Timothy.
So Far, We Have Learned that Paul encourages Timothy to:
1. Fan into flame the gift (Holy Spirit). (vs. 6).
2. Walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. (vs. 7).
3. Abandon self and show unconditional love toward God and man. (vs. 7).
4. Straighten himself out, aided by the Holy Spirit, by showing “self-discipline.” (vs. 7).
5. Join Paul and Jesus in suffering. (vs. 8).
Lesson: Vs. 9 Salvation “God, who saved us”
In verse 9 Paul introduces (8) concepts for Timothy to consider: (1) Salvation, (2) Efficacious Call, (3) Holy Living, (4) Human inability, (5) God’s Sovereign Will, (6) Grace, (7) Union with Christ, (8) Foreordination.
Here we will look at the Doctrine of Salvation:
1. The Doctrine of Salvation is multifaceted.
2. Salvation is beyond time: it is past, present, future and from eternity past to eternity future.
3. The Doctrine of Salvation is the Gospel.
4. Salvation is the concept of rescue. In Salvation we are being delivered from something/someone.
5. We are saved through Christ Jesus from the “wrath of God.” 1st. Thes. 1:10. The Penalty of sin.
6. We are saved through Christ Jesus from the ‘fallen man.” Romans 6:11-14. The Power of sin.
7. We are saved through Christ Jesus from the “fallen world.” Romans 13:11. The Presence of sin.
8. God saved us to declare His Glory. Romans 9:22-24.
9. God saved us to live with Him once again. 1 Thes. 5:11.
10. God saved us for good works. Ephesians 2:10.
11. God saved us to become a priesthood; offering sacrifices to Him. 1st Peter 2:4-5
12. God saved us to give Him praise and honor. 1st Peter 2:9
13. God saved us to give us everlasting “life.” John 3:16
14. God saved us for the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:11-12
“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:1-3a NIV).
To be continued:
May God Richly Bless You My Beloved,