II Timothy

Four Distinctions of the True Local Church

The true “church” refers to the regular and intentional meeting of believers to worship God, to study His Word, and to serve one another as part of the body of Christ under a Biblical leadership structure.  Let’s unpack those pieces one at a time. Basic distinctions of a true church: #1 A true church [...]

By |2017-11-20T13:07:07+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog Posts, II Timothy, New Testament, Titus|0 Comments

Being a Vital Part of a Church Family Begins by Showing up… Often

Becoming vital at church begins with walking through the door on a regular basis.  People who place a high value on their spiritual lives also place a high value on gathering with God’s family.  They are determined to show up.  Partners in the gospel don’t just come when they feel like it or when [...]

By |2018-01-30T09:51:49+00:00January 30th, 2018|Blog Posts, II Timothy, New Testament|0 Comments

Demonstrating Christ-Honoring Humility in Times of Conflict

Listen carefully and be reasonable in times of disagreement. Paul instructs Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:24-25, “…the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness [another word for meekness]. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to knowledge of the truth…” There is a correlation between meekness and [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00October 11th, 2016|Blog Posts, I Peter, II Timothy, New Testament|0 Comments

Fanning Your Spiritual Gifts into Flame

Timothy was shaped by the Holy Spirit   2 Timothy 1:3-7 says, "3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with [...]

Five Encouraging Truths About God’s Omnipresence

The presence of God is a great comfort to godly people.  Here are five implications of God’s omnipresence for His people. #1 When we are greatly tempted, God does not leave us – Romans 8:31-34, Psalm 14:5 Ephesians 6 mentions Satan’s fiery darts.  The assurance we have is that not only does God give us the shield [...]

What Canyon Believes About the Inerrancy of Scripture

A Quick Look at What We Believe About Inerrancy Inspiration, when speaking of scriptural text, means “to breath into” or “to fill.” 2 Timothy 3:16 states, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” The word translated here as “breathed out” may also [...]

Using “Time Outs” Effectively | 2 Timothy 4:13

  Introduction   In a couple of hours I will begin the very first two-week vacation that I’ve had in over 15 years of full-time employment.  I’ve taken a week off here and there over that time, but I have not taken off two weeks in a row in a long, long time.  [...]

Difficult Relationships and an Unfailing Friend | 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Introduction At first glance, this text looks like a hodgepodge of disconnected ideas.  Some people skip right over it and figure Paul’s personal business back then is of little consequence to the church today.  But the faithful student of God’s Word has a much different view of this text.  They know that every [...]

Paul’s Example of Finishing Well | 2 Timothy 4:6-8

  audio mp3="https://canyonverdedownloads.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/2-timothy-4-6-8-pauls-example-of-finishing-well.mp3"][/audio This is not a complete recording of this weeks message, please see the written text below for the complete message. Introduction It’s never good news when the doctor calls and says: Your test results came in. We need to see you right away. When someone is faced with a serious illness or terminal cancer, [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:43+00:00May 24th, 2015|II Timothy: Faithful to the End|0 Comments

Faithful in the Present | 2 Timothy 4:5

  Introduction   The Apostle Paul likes to use analogies about running. I strive to discipline my body and keep it under control in every area. (1 Corinthians 9:27) So, I work out and I run. I run long distances. I like to listen to good preaching while I’m running, so I’m disciplining [...]