2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.
Sermons
Sermon for St. Peter's DaySusannah Winkworth 2 Timothy 4:2
The Apostolic InjunctionW.M. Statham 2 Timothy 4:2
A Solemn Charge to Timothy to Make Full Proof of His MinistryT. Croskery 2 Timothy 4:1, 2
A Word in SeasonChristian Miscellany.2 Timothy 4:1-2
An Earnest ChargeT. Hall, B. D.2 Timothy 4:1-2
An Ordination ChargeR. M. McCheyne.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Benefit of ReproofP. B. Power.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Charged Before GodT. Hall, B. D.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Conditions of Success in Working for ChristJ. D. Fulton, D. D.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Constant PreachingOld Puritan.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Earnestness in PreachingJ. Trapp.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Effectual Reproof2 Timothy 4:1-2
Fruitful RebukesC. H. Spurgeon.2 Timothy 4:1-2
In Season, Out of SeasonAmerican Messenger.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Making an Opportunity2 Timothy 4:1-2
Ministers At the JudgmentW. H. Baxendale.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Ministers Must be FaithfulT. Watson.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Need of ReproofG. Swinnock.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Never Out of SeasonC. H. Spurgeon.2 Timothy 4:1-2
No Harpoons on Board2 Timothy 4:1-2
Not Strawberry-PreachersC. H. Spurgeon.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Personal Rebuke BestM. Miller.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Preach the WordJ. Parsons.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Preach the Word, not Sceptical ObjectionsC. H. Spurgeon.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Preaching in the Sight of God2 Timothy 4:1-2
Preaching the WordE. R. Ingersoll, D. D.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Seasonable FishingR. Cecil.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Silent ReproofMemoir of Dr. Cutler.2 Timothy 4:1-2
The JudgmentH. O. Mackey.2 Timothy 4:1-2
The Ministry of the WordJ. Riddell.2 Timothy 4:1-2
The Seasonable Word not to be Delayed2 Timothy 4:1-2
The Second AdventU. R. Thomas.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Unlikely Opportunity UsedJ. F. B. Tinling. B. A.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Urgency of the Ministerial OfficeBp. Baring.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Using an OpportunityThos. Cooper.2 Timothy 4:1-2
Zealous ExhortationA Faithful Pastor2 Timothy 4:1-2
Solemn Charge to TimothyR. Finlayson 2 Timothy 4:1-8


Preach the Word. Timothy had not to create a gospel, but to preach one; and the "Word" is broad and vast enough for any preacher. The cross has for its circumference all truth, and is to be carried into all spheres of life.

I. PREACH IT WITH INSTANCY. It is not a mere philosophy to interest students as an esoteric study; nor is it a mere elaborate theological thesis to be proven true. It has to do with "the present salvation" and the future well being of man. Instancy: for:

1. The season may be only now. Tomorrow preacher or hearer, or both, may be gone.

2. The truth can never be out of season. We need it always - in all places, in all our duties, temptations, and trials.

II. PREACH IT WITH AUTHORITY. That is, with the authority of truth, not your own ex-cathedra authority. "Meekly;" but not as though your congregations were patrons to be pleased, or Sanhedrims to try your opinions. Modestly; but with authority; not, as I said, your own authority, but the authority of truth, which has its own witness within. So you will reprove men fearlessly, never hiding them from themselves by cunning words of flattery. And you will "rebuke" - for evil soon spreads if it be not exposed and condemned at once - just as Nathan boldly faced David, and said, "Thou art the man."

III. PREACH IT WITH EXHORTATION. The teacher is not to be merely a scornful satirist of immorality - a sort of Juvenal. Nor is he to be a lightning conductor of Divine wrath; he is to seek to save men. He has not done his work when he has revealed the Law of God against evil. He is to remember that the Christ he preaches is the Son of man who is come, "not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved."

1. Long suffering is to be the spirit of his method. Remembering that humanity is frail and fallen, the preacher must be sympathetic, as himself needing mercy.

2. Doctrine is to be his remedy. The great revelation of a Divine Saviour and the promised Spirit, the Comforter. - W.M.S.







The household of Onesipherus.
As the dew that falleth on the mountains runs down to the valleys, and the precious ointment that was poured upon the head of Aaron ran down to the skirts of his clothing (Psalm 133.), so the blessing which God pours on governors extendeth itself to such as are under them.

(T. Hall, B. D.)

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