Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Summer 2019

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Summer 2019

Paul’s Letter to Timothy

     This summer the Wednesday Morning Bible Study group is discussing the book of Second Timothy.  You are invited to make this weekly seminar part of your busy life.  The group meets every week in the parish library from 10:30 to noon.

     As the Apostle Paul followed the Roman road north from his home town of Tarsus, he came to Lystra where he met a young man named Timothy.  In the Book of Acts, we learn that Timothy’s mother was a devout Jew and that she and her son had become followers of the Way.  In the early years of the Christian faith those who embraced this new teaching were referred to as “followers of the Way.” Paul was very impressed with Timothy and invited him to join his entourage.  In time, Paul came to refer to Timothy as “my dear son.”

     Paul’s letter to Timothy, which is included in the canon of the New Testament, was written while he was imprisoned by the imperial authorities in Rome.  It is thought to be one of the last letters written by Paul before he was executed.

June 26        Session One      II Timothy   Chapter One

                   “I remember your sincere faith, a faith which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I am sure, dwells in you.”

July 3          Session Two      II Timothy    Chapter Two

                   “Remember the gospel that I carry, Jesus Christ risen from the dead, sprung from the race of David.”

July 10        Session Three    II Timothy    Chapter Three

                   “Anyone who tries to live in devotion to Christ is certain to be persecuted.”

July 17        Session Four        II Timothy    Chapter Four

                   “Before God and before Christ Jesus who is to be the judge of the living and the dead, I charge you in the name of his appearing and of his kingdom: proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it!”

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