Pastor Ron Roddey
"Finishing Is Hard Work"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
2nd Timothy Chapter 4
4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but
after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be
turned unto fables.
4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at
4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept
4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me
only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is
departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is
profitable to me for the ministry.
4:12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring
with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him
according to his works:
4:15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I
pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that
by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles
might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will
preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and
4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum
4:21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and
Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.