Resources on 2 Timothy
Choose Faith over Fear
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 15, 2019
There are so many kinds of fears. In fact, there are 530 documented fears and phobias. 6.4 million people in America have actually been diagnosed with some kind of disorder in their personality because of fear.
Breaking Free from Fear
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 7, 2018
I did a little medical research on fear, and I discovered that fear has been associated with a wide variety of illnesses and diseases including heart disease, hypertension, digestive tract diseases, ulcers, head aches, even skin disorders. Studies demonstrate that fear can cause a decreased immune response, which can lead to frequent infections and even the development of dread and deadly disease.
The best way to learn the Word of God
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 2, 2018
I was meeting with a friend years ago who felt like God was calling him to be a Bible teacher. This guy was brilliant, and it was clear he had been blessed with the ability to communicate truth to others. He was hesitant, though, because as he told me, “I need to grow first in God’s Word before I share it with others.”
Preparing for what God has next.
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 3, 2018
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
I remember when I was a student at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and there was a group of young men who were preparing to go into ministry. They had come in as ministerial students and they liked to talk about how they pictured themselves up on platforms and in pulpits, preaching and winning people to Christ.
But so often when Sunday morning would roll around, these same guys who wanted great public ministries wouldn’t even get out of bed to go to church. And then they wondered later why God couldn’t use them. It’s because they weren’t prepared!
You see, God wants to use you to do something great. But you have to make yourself available to Him if you want to be used! It seems like there’s a prevailing attitude among so many Christians today that God will excuse and compensate for their laziness. But today’s passage couldn’t be clearer… preparation is key!
Are you currently preparing yourself for the next great way God wants to use you? Or are you content to simply sit and wait, hoping God will bless your non-efforts? Do your best to be prepared so when the time is right, God can look at you and say, “Now, let’s go!”
CHRISTIANS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PREPARING FOR HOW GOD WILL USE THEM NEXT. SO AS YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE, GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN HE’LL CALL!
Accommodation vs. Transformation
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 3, 2018
Nearly a generation ago, Francis Schaeffer, the great biblical apologist and philosopher said, “Here is the great evangelical disaster: the failure of the evangelical world to stand for Truth as Truth!
Can You Trust the Bible
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 1, 2018
The crown of righteousness
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 2, 2018
It’s a wonderful thing to give your all to Christ and to live full-out for him. And that’s just the kind of life Jesus has called us to.
Serve Him with confidence
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 1, 2018
The apostle Paul wrote the words of today’s verses while in prison and awaiting his execution. With clarity and strength of character Paul communicates that he is about to die, saying, "the time of my departure has come."
Are you in the battle?
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 29, 2018
You and I don’t have to look far these days to see that we are in the midst of a spiritual battle. And like the other generations of Christ-followers before us, you and I are called to fight as good soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Balancing encouragement with confrontation
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 16, 2017
I’ve learned that when it comes to conflict, there are two types of people: those who like to run into conflict and those who avoid it like the plague!