Sunday, November 12, 2023
Paul write this first letter to Timothy really diving deep concerning the difference between bad and good theology/teaching.
BAD [fake news and those delivering it] (1:3-7)
GOOD [truth and those living it] (1:8-20)
Paul spends a great deal of time in this letter talking about how we are to live and act as followers of Jesus (Chapters 4-6).
Key Verses (4:6-10) –6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
Paul is giving Timothy much needed encouragement:
- To remain courageous and unashamed (Chapters 1-2).
- To recognize how people will act as time on earth comes to an end (3:1-9).
- To stay faithful to the living and sharing of the Word (3:10-4:22)
Key Verses (3:16-17) – 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Paul helps Titus in dealing with church issues (Chapters 1-3)
Key Verses (3:1-2) – 1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Paul, while he was in prison, wrote this short but heartfelt letter to Philemon.
Key Verse – 7 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
*All Scriptures used today are from the ESV (English Standard Version)