This state of Christian doctrine and discipline has been prepared in the fear of God with a deep burden for the proper application of the unchanging principles of the Word of God.
Second Timothy is the last letter that Paul ever wrote. The letter is Paul's final farewell. He was in prison because of his faith—jailed for preaching Christ and the resurrection from the dead. This article covers three main points from Paul's final exhortation.
"Oh, for some good church life!" Restlessness because we want better church life has some good aspects to it. Vision and purpose in church life are good. So where do we find the perfect church?
Evangelism was a very important part of the work of the early church. Christians went everywhere telling the good news. But as we read Acts and the epistles we can see that the work of evangelism gradually changed. This essay suggests making evangelism a church calling as well as a personal one.
The leadership of the church is very important. In the book of 1st Timothy Paul spends a considerable amount of time talking about the character traits men must display if they are to be bishops or deacons.
From the beginning, wherever the truth of the Gospel went, the voices of error followed soon after. Paul taught Timothy to overcome many various forms of error by godly living, faithful teaching, and self-discipline.
Timothy, the spiritual leader of the church at Ephesus, was given instructions by Paul on how to relate to various members of God's family. There are a variety of people in our congregations, but there is a proper way to relate to each one.