2 Timothy 3—4
Artist’s depiction of Saint Paul Writing His Epistles, 16th century (Blaffer Foundation Collection, Houston, Texas).
Comfort and encouragement intended for a first-century church leader, are here for you. Every passage from the Bible is loosened from its time-bound setting of “there and then,” to become “here and now” for you.
Are there trials coming against you in your life? This was the case for Timothy. Imagine the strength he received from these words of Paul, his beloved master-teacher. Is there someone in your life who loves you, challenges you, strengthens, and encourages you? There are persons called by God to be in fellowship with you; pray that you discover them. Meanwhile, may the Spirit breathing through Paul and all true teachers, teach your soul and encourage you to become a more disciplined, gentle and faithful disciple of Jesus.
I Suffer all for You, Lord. v.10
Dying for You is living. v. 11
Your truth stands firm like a rock. v. 19
Teaching gently those opposed. v. 25
This is the second of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide,, Year C.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
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