Jesus In Every Book Of The Bible

Part 28 - 1st & 2nd Timothy

November 3, 2021 • Pastor Bracken Christian

JESUS IS… “THE SEED” IN GENESIS “THE LAMB” IN EXODUS “THE HEAD COVERING OF THE PRIEST (MITRE)” IN LEVITICUS “THE FIRE” IN NUMBERS “THE WORD” IN DEUTERONOMY “OUR FLAG OF VICTORY” IN JOSHUA “THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE” IN JUDGES “OUR KINSMAN-REDEEMER” IN RUTH “THE MOUTH & PROPHETS” IN 1, 2 SAMUEL, 1,2 KINGS & 1,2 CHRONIC “OUR RESTORER” IN EZRA & NEHEMIAH “OUR MEDIATOR” IN ESTHER “A REVELATION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” IN JOB “THE SON OF GOD” IN PSALMS “WISDOM” IN PROVERBS “THE GREAT SHEPHERD” IN ECCLESIATES “THE LOVER OF OUR SOULS” IN SONG OF SOLOMON. “THE SIGN” IN ISAIAH “THE BRANCH” IN JEREMIAH “THE MAN OF SORROWS” IN LAMENTATIONS “THE LORD IS THERE” IN EZEKIEL “THE GREAT STONE” IN DANIEL “OUR HUSBAND” IN HOSEA “THE BAPTIZER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT” IN JOEL “THE PLUMB LINE” IN AMOS “RULER OF THE NATIONS” IN OBADIAH “THE RISEN PROPHET” IN JONAH “THE BETHLEHEMITE” IN MICAH “THE LORD OF HOSTS” IN NAHUM “SALVATION” IN HABAKKUK “THE RETURNING KING” IN ZEPHANIAH “JESUS IN THE TEMPLE” IN HAGGAI “THE PIERCED ONE” IN ZECHARIAH “THE MESSENGER” IN MALACHI “THE LION” IN MATTHEW “THE OX” IN MARK “THE MAN” IN LUKE “THE EAGLE” IN JOHN “THE CHURCH/BODY OF CHRIST” IN ACTS “THE BUTTERFLY” IN ROMANS “THE SANCTIFER” IN 1st CORINTHIANS “THE YES AND AMEN” IN 2ND CORINTHIANS “THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST” IN GALATIANS “RAISED & SEATED WITH HIM” IN EPHESIANS “THE MIND OF CHRIST” IN PHILIPPIANS “OUR HOPE OF GLORY” IN COLOSSIANS “THE BELIEVERS SALVATION” IN 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS (48 PICTURES SO FAR) THE PASTORAL EPISTLES 1 & 2 TIMOTHY 1 TIMOTHY Acts 16 PAUL MEETS TIMOTHY FOR THE FIRST TIME. TIMOTHY HAD BEEN LEFT AT THE CHURCH IN EPHESUS AND WAS NOT HAPPY THERE. IT WAS DIFFICULT PAUL ADMONISHES HIM TO, “BE FAITHFUL.” PAUL USED THE WORD “PISTOS” (FAITHFUL) 17 TIMES IN 1 & 2 TIMOTHY AND TITUS. PAUL WROTE TO TIMOTHY TO GIVE INSIGHT INTO HOW THE CHURCH FUNCTIONS AND LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH. HE ALSO WROTE TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO NEVER GIVE UP. 1 Tim 3:15 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. TIMOTHY AND TITUS WERE SPIRITUAL SONS TO PAUL 1 Tim 1:2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith PAUL OFTEN REMINDED TIMOTHY THAT HE WAS CHOSEN FOR MINISTRY. 1 Tim 1:18 This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. TIMOTHY WAS FAITHFUL TO THE LORD 1 Cor 4:17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church. TIMOTHY HAD A DEEP CONCERN FOR GOD’S PEOPLE Phil 2:20 For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father. PAUL TAUGHT TIMOTHY HOW TO EARN THE RESPECT HE WAS NOT GETTING. HOW TO DEAL WITH AGE DIFFERENCES AND VARIOUS CLASSES OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH. The number one thing Paul emphasized - Timothy must be strong in the word and strong in teaching his people the word. PAUL WAS A DEVELOPER OF PEOPLE. PAUL GIVES TIMOTHY A PATTERN FOR PRAYER Ch 2:1-4 1 Tim 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. CONCERNING WOMEN 9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. PAUL GIVES THE BEST PICTURE OF THE PASTOR IN Ch 3:2-5 1 Tim 3:2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), THE PICTURE OF A DEACON 8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, 9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 11 Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. PAUL GIVES US A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF JESUS IN THIS LETTER. 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, OUR PICTURE OF JESUS IN 1 Timothy IS “THE MAN, THE MEDIATOR” Ch 4 HE GIVES SOME INSTRUCTION ON LAST DAY’S AND BEING A GOOD MINISTER… NOURISHED ON THE WORDS OF THE FAITH (6) Ch 5 HE DEALS WITH WIDOWS AND ELDERS Ch 6 HE DEALS WITH CONTENTMENT 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. THEME VERSE 1 Tim 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. 2 TIMOTHY PAUL WROTE THIS LETTER DURING HIS LAST IMPRISONMENT (65AD) TIMOTHY’S DAD WAS GREEK AND HIS MOM WAS JEWISH. Paul makes mention of power of a parents influence and said that his mom (Lois) and his GRANDMOTHER (Eunice) were big influences on his faith(1:5) 2 Tim 1:13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you. PAUL KEEPS TELLING TIMOTHY TO LOOK AT HIS EXAMPLE 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. AT THIS POINT PAUL BEGINS TO REVEAL SOME PICTURES Ch 2 - 7 PICTURES OF THE CHRISTIAN MINISTER The steward Vs 2 The soldier Vs 3-4 The athlete Vs 5 The farmer Vs 6 The workman Vs 15 The vessel Vs 20-21 The servant Vs 24 OUR PICTURE OF JESUS IN 2 Timothy IS “OUR MILITARY LEADER” Ch 3:1-9 PAUL MENTIONS END TIME SIGNS AGAIN. HE MENTIONS HIMSELF AND HIS LIFESTYLE THAT TIMOTHY CAN LOOK TO 10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, PAUL POINTS HIM BACK TO THE SCRIPTURES 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 4:1 I solemnly 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; HE MENTIONS HIS SOON DEPARTURE 4:6 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 course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future 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. THEME VERSE 2 Tim 3:17 that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

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Be A Better You in 22 Dress for Success. 1. Know your strengths. Psa. 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. Psa. 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 2. Be Ambitious. Phil. 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, Phil. 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 2Tim. 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 3. Be Positive. Gal. 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Prov. 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. Psa. 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 4. Be Organized. 5. Be constantly learning. Phil 4:11 AMP Not that I m implying that I was in any personal want, for I have LEARNED HOW TO BE CONTENT (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. 1 Tim 4:8 AMP For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come. 6. Have a Strong Support System. Proverbs 20:6 AMP Many a man proclaims his own loving kindness and goodness, but a faithful man, who can find? Prov. 18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 7. Know failure and success go together.