Bible Reference

2 Timothy 2:1-14
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A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus

1You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men1 who will be able to teach others also. 3Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

8Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

12if we endure, we will also reign with him;

if we deny him, he also will deny us;

13if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

A Worker Approved by God

14Remind them of these things, and charge them before God2 not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.


  • 1 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context
  • 2 2:14 Some manuscripts the Lord
Displaying 1-10 of 16 sermons for this passage.

A Succession Plan

2 Timothy 2:14–26 Sermon 47:41 ID: 3572

Pastor and People

2 Timothy 2:14–15 Sermon 32:25 ID: 3043

A Trustworthy Saying

2 Timothy 2:11–13 Sermon 36:39 ID: 3042

Think, Focus, Learn

2 Timothy 2:7–10 Sermon 33:57 ID: 3036

Discipleship in 3D — Part One

2 Timothy 2:3–6 Sermon 35:12 ID: 3034

Discipleship in 3D — Part Two

2 Timothy 2:3–6 Sermon 17:39 ID: 3035

Passing on the Truth — Part Two

2 Timothy 2:1–2 Sermon 32:28 ID: 3031

Passing on the Truth — Part One

2 Timothy 2:1–2 Sermon 37:36 ID: 3024

Aim for God’s Approval (Spurgeon Fellowship)

2 Timothy 2:1–26 Sermon 53:05 ID: 3038

An Introduction to 2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:1–4:22 Sermon 39:04 ID: 3000

Displaying 1-4 of 4 series for this passage.

A Study in 2 Timothy, Volume 1

Guard the Truth 2 Timothy 1:1–2:2 Series ID: 15502

A Study in 2 Timothy, Volume 2

A Portrait of the Christian Soldier 2 Timothy 2:3–26 Series ID: 15503

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802

Useful to the Master

2 Timothy 1:1–18, 2 Timothy 2:1–26, 2 Timothy 3:1–17, 2 Timothy 4:1–22 Series ID: 15501