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First Timothy The Pastoral Letters
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First and Second Timothy, the largest two of the pastoral letters of Apostle Paul, were written from his prison cell in Rome. Though not all students of the Bible agree, I believe that they were written one directly after the other with little gap in time between them. I am also persuaded that they were written at the same time as the Epistle to the Ephesians. Many of the themes found in the one may be found in the others. Ephesians is written to the church body. First and Second Timothy are written to the pastor of that church. It would be advisable to study the Epistle to the Ephesians alongside the Pastoral Epistles.My pastor taught me to view these letters as the Bible's instructions to the New Testament pastor. That's how I present these studies through First and Second Timothy.
Second Timothy The Pastoral Letters
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First and Second Timothy, the largest two of the pastoral letters of Apostle Paul, were written from his prison cell in Rome. Though not all students of the Bible agree, I believe that they were written one directly after the other with little gap in time between them. I am also persuaded that they were written at the same time as the Epistle to the Ephesians. Many of the themes found in the one may be found in the others. Ephesians is written to the church body. First and Second Timothy are written to the pastor of that church. It would be advisable to study the Epistle to the Ephesians alongside the Pastoral Epistles.My pastor taught me to view these letters as the Bible's instructions to the New Testament pastor. That's how I present these studies through First and Second Timothy.
A study through Titus Through Preaching
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A case can be made that Titus, along with Timothy, are Paul’s two closest friends.Paul only wrote four personal letters•One to Titus•Two to Timothy and•One to PhilemonBut the letter to Philemon is on a whole different level. It is an appeal on the behalf of another.It is obvious that Paul had a great relationship with Philemon but it was different than that with Timothy and Titus. Paul says of both Titus and Timothy that they are his “sons in the faith.” Considering their closeness I find it to be very interesting that Titus is never mentioned by name in all of the book of Acts. Titus was just such a man.He was likely as close to Apostle Paul as anyone alive had been, but he wasn’t the one whose name got written.