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Sermons on 2 Timothy HB

Sermons on 2 Timothy HB

By: John Calvin

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Publisher Banner of Truth
Year 2019
ISBN 9781848718401

Preaching is the lifeblood of the Christian church. In every age God has used the proclamation of his word to bring men and women to repentance and faith in Christ, and to help them grow in grace.

Throughout his long ministry in Geneva (1536–38, 1541–64), Calvin was a tireless preacher. He spoke of course to a specific congregation and at a particular point in time. Even so his sermons have travelled well across both time and space. God’s word is not bound by history or geography, and Calvin’s French has a robust plainness and directness which allows it to cross barriers of language and culture with relative ease.

Of the 101 sermons which the Reformer preached in 1554–55 on the Pastoral Letters, thirty, on Paul’s second letter to Timothy, are presented here. They have been newly translated from the original French. They offer a clear, forthright exposition of the biblical text, but also challenge the reader to live out the truths taught, since to be profitable God’s word must transform the way we think, feel and act. In Calvin’s hands the sermon is an instrument of real and lasting change.

This volume completes the translation into modern English of Calvin’s Sermons on the Pastoral Letters of the apostle Paul. The companion volumes of Calvin’s Sermons on First Timothy(2018) and Calvin’s Sermons on Titus (2015) are also available from the Trust.

What the Pastoral Epistles meant to Calvin may be seen from the unusually frank comment which he makes when introducing his sermon series on Second Timothy:



Introduction       ix
Calvin’s Outline of Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy          xvii
Sermon One: Loved by God (2 Tim. 1:1-2)             1
Sermon Two: Remembered in Prayer (2 Tim. 1:3-5)         15
Sermon Three: Fanning the Flame (2 Tim. 1:6-8)                33
Sermon Four: Called and Saved (2 Tim. 1:8-9)      47
Sermon Five: Why Election Matters (2 Tim. 1:9-10)           61
Sermon Six: Guarding the Gospel (2 Tim. 1:13-14)             77
Sermon Seven: Steadfast, Come What May (2 Tim. 1:15-18)        91
Sermon Eight: God’s Strong Arm (2 Tim. 2:1-3)   107
Sermon Nine: Present Toil, Future Fruit (2 Tim. 2:4-7)     123
Sermon Ten: Risen in Glory (2 Tim. 2:8-9)              137
Sermon Eleven: God Ever Faithful (2 Tim. 2:10-13)            153
Sermon Twelve: Rightly Handling the Truth (2 Tim. 2:14-15)          169
Sermon Thirteen: How to Combat Error (2 Tim. 2:16-18) 185
Sermon Fourteen: A Sure Foundation (2 Tim. 2:19)          199
Sermon Fifteen: Fit for God’s Use (2 Tim. 2:20-21)            213
Sermon Sixteen: Striving for Maturity (2 Tim. 2:22)           227
Sermon Seventeen: The Lord’s Servant (2 Tim. 2:23-25) 241
Sermon Eighteen: In and Out of Satan’s Snare (2 Tim. 2:25-26)    253
Sermon Nineteen: Hard Times Ahead (2 Tim. 3:1-5)         267
Sermon Twenty: Always Learning, Never Knowing (2 Tim. 3:6-7)                279
Sermon Twenty-One: God Vindicates His Own (2 Tim. 3:8-9)       295
Sermon Twenty-Two: Forewarned and Forearmed (2 Tim. 3:10-13)          311
Sermon Twenty-Three: God’s Word Makes Us Wise (2 Tim. 3:14-15)       327
Sermon Twenty-Four: The Uses of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17)       341
Sermon Twenty-Five: Pressing Home God’s Word (2 Tim. 4:1-2)                355
Sermon Twenty-Six: Deceivers and Deceived (2 Tim. 4:2-4)          371
Sermon Twenty-Seven: Taking Leave of Life (2 Tim. 4:5-6)            387
Sermon Twenty-Eight: The Victor’s Crown (2 Tim. 4:7-8)                401
Sermon Twenty-Nine: Hands Across the Sea (2 Tim. 4:8-13)         417
Sermon Thirty: Who Is on the Lord’s Side? (2 Tim. 4:14-22)           433
Prayers Before and After the Sermon    449
Index of Scripture References   453
Index of Subjects             459

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