The Books of First and Second Timothy
The Epistles of Timothy were written by Paul to his dear friend, and partner in the ministry, Timothy. The first letter was penned while Paul was in Macedonia or en route there. The second one was written from Rome, probably during Paul’s second imprisonment in the city. Both letters were intended to encourage Timothy as he served the Lord.
The letters are filled with practical teachings that remain relevant today. Paul directed Timothy concerning the church in Ephesus, both their relationship with God and responsibilities in the Lord’s work are addressed. Qualifications for leaders and their duties are laid out in this letter, and we’re reminded that when leadership fails the church struggles, but with strong biblical leaders the church is blessed. Paul also dealt with personal conduct. The character of the man in office is what is important, spiritual leaders must be godly men.
The Epistles of Timothy contain Paul’s final teachings to his dear son in the ministry. They are important and invaluable.
Please join us in our study of First and Second Timothy.