2 Timothy 1:13–18 (NKJV)
13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
15 This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; 17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me. 18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day—and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.
I Pattern of sound words
Rom. 6:17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin,
yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
to which you were delivered.
In the imagery of a slave transfer,
Titus 1:1 ……. according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,
Titus 1:1 …… the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness—
II The manner we are to hold to sound doctrines
III Friends in need