LESSON 10 7/2/2016
PAUL, THE WRITER
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 153, 197
Devotional Reading: 2 Pet 3: 14-18
Topic for Adults: A Legacy of Letters
Topic for Youths: Speaking Through Time and Space
Topic for Intermediates: Living Letters
Scripture Lesson: Eph. 3: 1-3; Phil. 1: 12-14; Col. 4:18; 1 Tim. 6: 13-16; 2 Tim. 1: 13-14; Tit. 1: 5
Memory Verse: The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write. (2 Thess. 3:17) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Mentoring Through Writing
1 Tim. 3:15; 6:11-16
Timothy had accompanied Paul for years (Acts 16:1-3; 17:10; 20:4), assisting him and acting as his liaison to a number of churches. Paul had not only taught Timothy the essentials of the Christian faith, he had modeled Christian leadership to him. Now Paul was leaving Timothy in charge of the church at Ephesus. From Macedonia, Paul wrote to encourage his ‘son’ in the faith. In effect, this letter is Timothy’s commission, his orders from his concerned teacher, the apostle Paul”. Both Paul’s letters to Timothy and his letter to Titus are known as Pastoral Epistles. He wrote them to teach ministers how to serve and nurture the Church, how to deal with problems and encourage Christian growth.
Point of Emphasis: Always follow up your converts.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to grow and mature to the point of leading others.