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Bible Study 6/19: Make Full Proof


2 Timothy 4 (NKJV)

Preach the Word!
4 I charge you [a]therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will
judge the living and the dead [b]at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach
the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke,
exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when
they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires,
because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to
fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Paul’s Valedictory
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my
departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that
Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
The Abandoned Apostle
9 Be diligent to come to me quickly; 10 for Demas has forsaken me, having
loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica—Crescens for
Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring
him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. 12 And Tychicus I have sent
to Ephesus. 13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you
come—and the books, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him
according to his works. 15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly
resisted our words.
16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not
be charged against them.

The Lord Is Faithful
17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the
message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles
might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the
Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly
kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
Come Before Winter
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus
stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.
21 Do your utmost to come before winter.
Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord [c]Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

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