Tag Archives: Paul

Feel Lonely? You have company

Second Timothy is considered Paul’s last letter. He writes from prison and gives his disciple, Timothy, some final instruction. As I read through the letter though, I can’t help but notice his deep loneliness. You can feel it. He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race. And now, instead of being surrounded…
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Cutting straight

 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 The picture Paul gives is of a laborer. Manual labor is hard work in our culture, but so much more back then. Because Paul is teaching in the context…
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The Good Soldier

Today, in honor of our noble veterans, let’s look at a slice of what it means to be a soldier. In 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Paul uses the example of a soldier in exhorting his young disciple, Timothy: “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets…
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Be Free!

What joy to live where freedom is celebrated. We enjoy a degree of freedom in this country that has been unrivaled throughout our world today, as well as throughout history. This freedom is evidenced in the ability to choose how we express our worship, what we say, and with whom we associate. These are rare…
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