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- 2 Corinthians,
Paul informs the Corinthian church that he is sending Timothy to remind them of Paul’s “way of life.”
Timothy’s ministry is still a partnership, based upon teamwork and modeling, but he is now being sent out alone.
Paul is gradually giving Timothy more and more independence and authority.
In Acts 16-20, Timothy appears seven times. In every case, his is part of a group.
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Here’s his Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy
I know him best for being mentored by Paul. That makes him a special case study.
Who are my Pauls? Who can I look up to and correspond with so that I can grow in my faith?
Who is your Paul, dear Reader?
“Grace be with you” (6:21b, NIV).
Powerful, short words to conclude this 8-week study.
Do I say more than necessary at the conclusion of matters?
Yes, definitely. I go on and on.
Like I’m doing right now.
Christians must be evervigilant.
Hymenaeus and Alexander were sincere believers whose faith ws “shipwrecked.”
Paul “handed them over to Satan” to teach them a lesson.
It is vital that believers not engage in sinful actions which require this level of intervention.
But many of us do, in fact, require a strong level of correction.
The “skeptical audience” to whom Alok Jha refers is those people who are skeptical of a materialistic explaination of the universe.
Christopher Potter’s reply is fascinating and correlates strongly to John 1:1-18.
An important theme in 1 Timothy is to avoid the wrong thing, not only to do the right thing.
Do I spend more time doing the right things or avoiding the wrong things?
Is this a 50/50 proposition, or is one task more important than the other?