Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2:15

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Second Timothy
Second Timothy was taught by Dr. James Modlish

Lesson Two (Chapter 2)


We are going to break this chapter down into more detail than we have done in this series. Our examination of the scriptures today will spring board from one verse of this great chapter. The commandment is to "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." To better under stand this admonition we should get a biblical definition of grace and see some of the kinds of grace available to the Christian.

Webster defines grace as "unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification." This is verified in (Rom. 11:6).



[1]. Saving Grace - Acts 15:11; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 2:11

A. Truth - John 1:14-17 - The very fact that God determined to reveal the truth to mankind is a monumental act of grace.

To be strong in grace requires a growing period where we strive for maturity. (2 Peter 3:18)

Changed Life Grace - Not only does the Grace of God save, but it also changes lives and turns them around 180 degrees. The classic example is the Apostle Paul (I Cor. 15:9,10). There is no other explanation for so many changed lives except for the Grace of God. (Acts 11:23)

[3]. Great Task Grace - There have been many occasions w e with a persons heart to do a specific task. At times those things seem to border on impossible. God has always given the grace to do it, if we will accept it (Acts 4:33; Gen. 6:8).

Giving grace - The truth of the matter is that God expects more of a Christian than his carnal old nature will allow him to give. Therefore, God gives a giving grace when people need it. It is always available, but many refuse to accept it (2 Cor. 9:8).

Gifts - God endows some with special talents that are labeled as acts of grace (Eph. 4:7).

Protection - (Jer. 31:2)

Suffering Grace - (2 Cor. 12:9) It has often been said that all grace is available as it is needed. Perhaps there is no situation that demonstrates that as clearly as a suffering person who "calls upon the name of the Lord."

Dying Grace - (Heb. 2:9,10)

How to receive grace:

[1]. Humble yourself - (I Peter 5:5; James 4:6; Eph. 3:8; Prov. 3:34)

[2]. Pray about it - (2 Cor. 12:5-9)

[3]. Realize grace is for the purpose of service (Heb. 12:28) - why should God give you grace if you intend to do nothing with it? (2 Cor. 6:1)


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