Second Timothy encourages pastors to guard, entrust, suffer for, and above all, preach the gospel. Yet it is also full of encouragement for Christians living in a hostile world. Like Timothy, we need reminding that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” We need to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” and confident in the Scriptures, which are “given by inspiration of God.” And we need to hope in Christ’s return, when He will award the crown of righteousness “to all who have loved His appearing.” Michael G. Brown’s exposition of 2 Timothy is not only Christ-centered, redemptive-historical, and gospel focused, but also packed with pastoral and practical application.
Second Timothy is the apostle Paul’s last letter, which he wrote to his younger colleague Timothy, and it brims with pastoral advice that finds its foundation and fuel in the grace of the gospel. Pastor Michael Brown immerses the reader in Paul’s letter with care, compassion, and conviction as he expertly explains the text. Pastor Brown leads readers to the living waters of grace found only in Christ, which quench thirst and empower believers to embody the gospel in their daily lives.
—J. V. Fesko, Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi