:) Finally had some time! Next week should be fun... we're heading into some messianic prophecies... :)

Happy studying!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

II Timothy Introduction

II Timothy Introduction

If you knew you were going to die soon, what business would you feel the need to take care of? What would you feel to say to loved ones? Would you change your will to something different? Would you go fix relationships that had been injured?

Paul has been imprisoned in Rome for the last time. His execution is imminent. Paul is alone except for Luke.

Looking at his life and what is to come... he decides to write to Timothy with his final instructions and advice as a father would to his son.

This is a letter full of love and encouragement as well as warnings and advice.

Mainly, this is Paul, staring the end of his life in the face and hoping that everyone he taught will follow him in his faith to the death.

4:6-8 “As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”

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