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A New Worker Comes on Board
February 20, 2022

A New Worker Comes on Board

February 20, 2022

Acts 16:1-3

We Know Timothy Largely Through Paul’s To Him.

  • Timothy was a child of Godly .

For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelled in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.   2 Timothy 1:5 NASB

  • He read Scripture from his .

You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.  2 Timothy 3:15 NLT

  • He was Paul’s in the .

I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.  1 Timothy 1:2 NLT

That’s why I have sent Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.  1 Corinthians 4:17 NLT

But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the Lord rescued me from all of it.
2 Timothy 3:10-11 NLT

  • Timothy was as a minister of the Gospel.

Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.  1 Timothy 4:14 NLT

This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  2 Timothy 1:6-7 NLT

  • Timothy was an charged with a difficult task.

Finally, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to stay alone in Athens, and we sent Timothy to visit you. He is our brother and God’s co-worker in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. But you know that we are destined for such troubles.  1 Thessalonians 3:1-3 NLT

  • Timothy was a with Paul in the afflictions of the Gospel.

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.  2 Timothy 1:8 NLT

Timothy was chiefly a , as opposed to Paul, who was chiefly an .

What Is More Significant Is How Paul Wrote About Timothy When He Was Other People.

If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along. I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News. I hope to send him to you just as soon as I find out what is going to happen to me here. And I have confidence from the Lord that I myself will come to see you soon.   Philippians 2:19-24 NLT

In this brief statement notice how we come to know Timothy.

1st Timothy was .

He was with Paul.

2nd Timothy was about people.

3rd Timothy looked out for the interests of .

4th Timothy well with people.


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