If You Could Change One Thing…


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Mar. 19, 2023

2 Timothy 1:8-14

If You Could Change One Thing…

1. An Authentic Prisoner (v. 8)

A. An Authentic Identity (mission)

B. Don’t be ashamed to share Jesus

C. Don’t be ashamed of the prisoner for Jesus

D. Share in the suffering

2. Holy Calling (vs. 9-12)

Two of the Reasons Why “Holiness” is not discussed today

1. Legalism of the past

Matthew 23:2-4

2. The False Idea that It is a “Human Based Theology”

A. God saved

Ephesians 2:8-9

B. Called to a holy calling

God is Holy!

“God is holy with an absolute holiness that knows no degrees” - AW Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Isaiah 6:3

Revelation 4:8

God sets the parameters to what holiness is (and who is holy)

1 Peter 1:14-16

Leviticus 19:2

1 Corinthians 1:9

1 Corinthians 1:26

Galatians 1:6-7

Philippians 3:14

1 Thessalonians 4:7

We are made holy by God

“There is a relative and contingent holiness which He shares with angels and seraphim in heaven and with redeemed men on earth as their preparation for heaven. This holiness God can and does impart to His children. He shares it with them by the imputation and by impartation, and because He has made it available to them through the blood of the Lamb, He requires it of them.” - AW Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy.

Leviticus 21:8

Leviticus 20:8

1 Thessalonians 5:23

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

C. It is done by grace!

3. An Appeal to Willing Obedience (vs. 13, 14)

A. It’s personal

1 Timothy 6:3-8

B. It’s Relational

C. It’s In There!

1 Timothy 6:20-21


1. How often do you think of or use the word “holiness”, “character”, or “integrity”? What has “holiness” looked like in your life? Where have you fallen short?

2. How are you engaged in the battle for holiness in your life right now? Are you taking that to God Himself? Are there others that help pray for your, give instruction, and encourage you?

Follow Up in the Word Through the Week…


Read: Ephesians 2:8-9

Reflect on the description of salvation in these verses. What is salvation a result of and what is the result of salvation?


Read: Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4

What is said about God in these passages? Who are the beings and humans there and what is their response?


Read: 1 Peter 1:14-16 and Leviticus 19:2

What is the command in each of these verses from the Old and the New Testament? What impact should that have on our lives?


Read: 1 Corinthians 1:9 and 26

Who is doing the calling and who is called? Have you viewed yourself as called by God?


Read: Galatians 1:6-7 and Philippians 3:14

What do we learn here from these two passages that we can do with the calling extended to us? Reflect on Philippians 3:14. How are you pressing on today?


Read: 1 Timothy 6:3-8

How does Paul tie “sound words” into how we view our own financial situation? Looking at 2 Timothy 1:13 and 14, how helpful is the “pattern of sound words” to our lives today?