1&2 Timothy

mentoring session from paul

Would you like to be mentored by Paul? You can be mentored by him as you read the letters of 1 & 2 Timothy. These incredible letters to one of his ‘sons’ in the faith is like a mentoring and pastoral session with Paul himself. 2 Timothy is, in fact, the last letter Paul wrote before he was martyred. Hear the stirrings of Paul to not fear or intimidation over-take you, be encouraged and strengthened in all God has for you as you read these instructional letters from Paul to Timothy the Pastor of the church in Ephesus.

PART ONE | PART TWO

 
 

 

Part One

WHO WANTS ALL PEOPLE TO BE SAVED AND TO COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.

1T 2:4

1 & 2 Timothy are letters written by Paul to his ‘son of the faith.’ So, who is Timothy? Watch as Katie takes you through the life of Timothy and his amazing journey from a teenager to the Senior Pastor in the city of Ephesus.


DIVE

Timothy - the best photo bomber ever!

I have been studying the book of Timothy and all I can say is WOW this guy is all in! He doesn’t hold back, when he commits to something he does it with all his heart. I know in the books of Timothy we get to hear about what Timothy is battling with and we will have a chat about that in our next Dive, but when I read the books of Timothy and the life of Timothy I am ashamed of how laid back I am when it comes to my Christianity.

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DEEP DIVE

THE elephant in the room

The book of 1 Timothy contains some heavy-hitting content by Paul; arguably the most enduring part of this corpus (body of work) are Paul’s comments in Chapter 2. The Apostle Paul is not afraid to speak to these matters of doctrine and gender, in particular, the role of women and men in practical ecclesiology (the practices within church communities). Therefore, we in turn, should not be afraid to engage with this ancient text. This text has long been used within church history to forbid women to teach, or to have any authoritative position within church structures. By digging into the context and socio-historical environment of those present in the church, we can hope to faithfully interpret what Paul is saying, and consider our systems of interpretation before we formulate it to our practices.

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Part Two

COMMAND THEM TO DO GOOD, TO BE RICH IN GOOD DEEDS, AND TO BE GENEROUS AND WILLING TO SHARE.

1T 6:18

1 & 2 Timothy are some of the best mentoring moments that we have from Paul. Find out what is happening in Ephesus and Timothy's life to make Paul write these letters. If you are struggling, need encouragement or just need to get the fire of God back in your gift - you are going to love this video.


DIVE

THE wholistic mentoring session

The books of 1 & 2 Timothy tell us more about Timothy than he probably wanted to share with the whole world for the next two thousand years. Imagine a letter from your Pastor being put on display for all to read. Now that’s embarrassing!

But the thing about this letter is we all feel the same way that Timothy does and what he is facing and the instructions that Paul gives him can help us in our lives today, no matter what nation you are from, no matter what job you do, no matter what age you are – these words will help you. It is a personal mentoring session with the Apostle Paul!

 

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DEEP DIVE

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND DOCTRINE | RYAN KERRISON

The notion of sound doctrine or correct teaching, as this week’s Deep Dive endeavours to convey; is an issue that is dear to Paul’s heart, and lies at the centre of the Christian life. The book of Timothy, and all its socio-historical context feeds into this one idea; that whatever the Church believes, it lives. Within Timothy’s commission in the opening chapter, the word “didaskalos” appears. This word carries the implication of instruction or teaching, with the intent to bring about its function. In other words, what is taught, is taught in order for it to be practiced. As 21st Century believers, it is often confusing as to where exactly the teachings or instructions for Christian living should come from, and even less strong, is the discipline to implement them. For Paul, this is as simple, as one reading the scriptures, interpreting them faithfully within the scope of reason, tradition, and experience.

 

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