Deron Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

The Narrative and Characterization: How Biblical Characters Inform the Meaning of a Text

All of life is a story within a story.  Jaques in Shakespeare’s play, As you Like it, said it this way, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”  At our best, you and I are merely a small part within a much larger drama. ... Read More »

2 Timothy Sermon Structures

The 2 Timothy Sermon Structures were written by Dr. Deron Biles, is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral ... Read More »

2 Timothy 4:9–22

There are six imperatives that mark this last section of 2 Timothy Paul begins and ends this last section of the book with the command for Timothy to (σπουδασον) Make Every Effort (vs. 9 and vs. 21) (hurry; zealous) Challenge: In Light of What’s Com... Read More »

2 Timothy 4:1–8

When you get to this point in the letter, you sense Paul’s urgency increasing as he begins his final thoughts ….  He begins this section with a charge.  He used this same word in 1 Tim. 5:21. Paul grounds this charge on 4 realities: God, Jesus, Jesus’ ... Read More »

2 Timothy 3:10–17

This passage begins w/ a word of contrast designed as a reminder you heard the truth from me and have followed it Here, Paul was contrasting the false prophets just addressed … they will be exposed, but you know me … The first thing he mentions was his mes... Read More »

2 Timothy 3:1–9

This pericope contains two imperatives in vs. 1 and vs. 5. The message is a warning.  Paul began this section – “Know this!”  This passage admonishes believers to guard your heart and your home. Difficult days are coming.  So, Paul identified what we ... Read More »

2 Timothy 2:14–26

Paul’s imperative to Timothy in this section is to Remind them Who is them? The faithful men (2:2) that he is charged to instruct The reminder that Timothy was to deliver is written in 7 imperatives: remind them (14), be diligent (15), shun (16), depart (19)... Read More »

2 Timothy 2:8–13

Paul previously used three examples: Soldier (not distracted) Athlete (Following rules) Farmer (hard-working) Here, he cites Jesus as the ultimate example of faithfulness.  Paul notes two aspects in particular about Jesus:  He is Savior and Messiah So, the c... Read More »

2 Timothy 2:1–7

Paul’s instructions here contrast Phygellus and Hermogenes.  Instead, Paul is encouraging Timothy to be like Onesiphorus (and Paul 1:12).  The phrase, “YOU, therefore” is emphatic. This passage contains 4 imperatives, with the last one in vs. 7 (“Con... Read More »

2 Timothy 1:13–18

This pericope has two imperatives (“hold fast” in vs. 13; and “keep” in vs. 14).  In this passage, Paul is reminding Timothy of 2 things that he possesses. In describing each possession, Paul issues Tim an imperative describing what to DO with that po... Read More »