When was the last time you received a hand-written letter from someone? In the Bible, the books 1st and 2nd Timothy are two such personal letters. As he was nearing the end of his life, the Apostle Paul recognized the importance of passing his mission on to the next generation and he offers advice, directions and encouragement to his young disciple, Timothy, and to us. In this series, we take a close look at these treasured letters and their message for our lives today. Our challenge is to consider how we, like Paul, are passing our mission on to the next generation.
- January 29 – Write Letters
- February 5 – Set an Example
- February 12 – Pursue Holy Living
- February 19 – Don’t Be Ashamed
- February 26 – Finish the Race
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about Paul, Timothy and Timothy’s mission in Ephesus.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because Timothy’s mission in Ephesus is one that we can share in today in our community.
What is the good news?
The good news is that the light of Christ lives in you.
Jesus lived, died and rose again that we might have life that really is life.
What are the next action steps?
You are invited to teach the faith and set an example.
What is the context of this sermon?
This sermon is part of a series focused on 1 and 2 Timothy. It has been prepared with help from a series preached by Adam Hamilton at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in November 2011.