Faithful Teaching – Part Three (2 Tim 4:1-2)

This is the last section of Paul’s charge to Timothy, encouraging him to follow Paul’s example in being a faithful teacher. So far, we’ve found that faithful teachers: teach by example teach confidence in the truth teach behaviour, not just knowledge Today, the focus is on faithful teaching even when the times are hard and… Continue reading Faithful Teaching – Part Three (2 Tim 4:1-2)

Faithful teaching – Part Four (2 Tim 4:3-5)

We ended last week with Paul’s charge to Timothy, encouraging him to follow Paul’s example in being a faithful teacher. As well as teaching by example, teaching confidence in the truth, and teaching behaviour (not just knowledge), we saw that faithful teachers continue teaching even when the teaching isn’t received well. We proclaim the message “in… Continue reading Faithful teaching – Part Four (2 Tim 4:3-5)

Enduring in Ministry – Part One (2 Tim 4:9-22)

The last part of Paul’s second letter to Timothy is what’s often called the personalia section of a letter. I like to call it “epistolary shrapnel.” It’s the bit you don’t want to have to preach on because most of it seems very specific to the first-century situation, there’s often little in the way of a… Continue reading Enduring in Ministry – Part One (2 Tim 4:9-22)