In an increasingly pluralistic and secular age, what could persuade a person to give up an attractive career and enter full-time Christian ministry? In 'Finishing the Race', Chris Green encourages readers to identify with Timothy's fears and failings.
In turn, Chris also highlights Paul's urging to his readers, both in his day and in ours, to keep the faith and finish the race in this clear, sound and reliable commentary on 2 Timothy that is at once thorough and accessible.
Foreword & Preface
Part 1: Introduction
Why read 2 Timothy?
Why read this book?
The myth of Timid Timothy
The myth of Pessimistic Paul
The themes of the letter: Suffering for the gospel, False teaching, Past, present and future, Ministry, Being ashamed
The shape of the letter
A genuine letter?
Part 2: Reading 2 Timothy Today
The promise of life (1:1-2)
The next link in the chain (1:3-7)
Suffering for the gospel of grace (1:8-12)
Guarding the good deposit (1:13-14)
Desertion and friendship (1:15-18)
Ability and reliability (2:1-2)
The coward, the cheat and the slacker (2:3-7)
Bondage and freedom (2:8-10)
If we, then he (2:11-13)
An unashamed worker (2:14-18)
Gods solid foundation (2:19)
Useful to the master (2:20-26)
Godlessness in the Last Days (3:1-5)
Godless ministry in the Last Days (3:6-9)
Pauls ministry in the Last Days (3:10-13)
Timothys ministry in the Last Days (3:14-17)
The big picture (4:1)
Keep your head (4:2-5)
The end? (4:6-8)
A loyal Lord (4:16-18)
2 Timothy : Finishing the Race by Chris Green was published by Aquilla Press in October 2013. The ISBN for 2 Timothy : Finishing the Race is 9781922000903.