2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 2:15 (ASV)

15Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Through dutiful study of the Holy Scriptures, Evangelist Ting Li Mei was imbued with the needed knowledge and wisdom to preach the word of God with authority. And having had his own life nurtured by the Word of God, he went about winning many souls for Jesus.
Several stories show how Chinese Christians value the written Word of God and the great lengths many are going just so they can have a Bible of their own to study.
When Olsen and Joan who were both agnostics met Rev. Reginald Matthews to discuss the Bible, they were much impressed by his depth which came from his great understanding of the scriptures.
The habit of reading and commiting scriptures to memory, which Darlene Deibler had imbibed right from childhood proved to be utterly vital during her time in prison. Even when her Bible was seized by the guards, the scriptures she has read, studied and committed to mind became her saving grace.
Upon seeing the greater effectiveness of Mr. Craik's teachings over his own, Mr. Müller—after much introspection—committed himself to prayer and to studying so he too could become as skilled a workman in God's vineyard; one who need not be ashamed but one who could rightly divide God's Word.
While on a visit to Stuttgart, George Müller firmly but courteously used the word of God to refute the false teachings and errors that had gained ground among the believers there.
Not all Christians in China were lucky to escape the 1900 Boxer rebellion like the Goforths and this worried them and they asked, "How can we say it is God"s power and grace that brought us through? Why did that same power not bring others through?" Together, they began to search the scriptures for answers until at last they realized and accepted that it was God's prerogative to glorify Himself by the death or life of His children.
Though divided by tongue and social class, two believers; one a lowly Karen and the other a lordly Shan, met together for days to study the scriptures, with the lowly Karen teaching the lordly Shan. And this they did until they read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
The native believers of Fiji were known for many great things, chief of which was their impressive knowledge of God's Word from which they preached, using illustrations from the Bible and nature to drive home their points.
Realizing the urgent need for education among the people she hoped to share the gospel, "Ma" (Mary Slessor) set up schools where she personally taught basic literacy and arithmetic. Without discrimination, men and women, old and young, bond and free were all welcomed to come learn. Upon hearing about this good thing, many villages opened up to her to come visit.
Out a desire to know God and be sure that his faith was no myth—Daniel Wallace—spurred on by a remark from his College Professor—went out to study like a workman who did not want to be ashamed. And his findings only strengthened his faith the more!
As Michael Licona set out to work on his doctorate degree. He went about doing his work with great diligence and an objectivity that remains admirable. The result of his hardwork not only solidified his faith in God but led to the publishing of the groundbreaking work, "Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach".
When a Muslim man’s curiosity in Jesus was aroused by his reading of the Quran, he got a Bible to know more and was soon convinced by the truth he encountered. He went on to lead his wife and mother to the truth he found. Despite rejection from their relatives, the trio sought to be baptized into Christ.
The Danis resorted to searching the scriptures as the questioned whether their traditional courtship gatherings were appropriate for believers to take part in. When their search revealed God's views about fornication (a constant feature of the gatherings), they knew those gatherings were not for children of God!
Nori, who wanted to preach the gospel knew that Bible studies and prayers were important ingredients in achieving that God-given task and so vociferously, she poured over scriptural texts and prayed daily until at last, she felt ready to begin walking her talk!