December 2019

Devoted to Good Works

Three times in the last chapter of Titus, Paul stresses the importance of good works. We do not do good works in an attempt to earn our salvation. We do good works to glorify the God who saves us by His power.  


People can build us up or let us down. Sometimes the same people can do both. At the close of his second letter to Timothy, Paul tells Timothy some important things about people and some even more important things about God.  

Keeping the Faith

In 2 Timothy 4, Paul wants to give Timothy a final charge and word of encouragement. Like Timothy we all have work that God has equipped us to do. It is up to us to keep at it for the cause of Christ.  


In the church we have a responsibility to model Christianity to those around us. We help each other grow closer to Christ, because He gave His life for us. His grace brings us hope.  

The Word

In 2 Timothy 3, Paul tells Timothy that his familiarity with scripture will equip him for the challenges of life and ministry. Each of us should work to know the Bible better and apply it to our lives.  

November 2019

A Clean Heart

Living a godly life begins with the heart. A clean heart will produce pure actions, and God’s work will be shown in our lives.  

Truth and Consequences

The people we surround ourselves with can have an impact on how we live our lives. Paul warns Timothy in 2 Timothy 3 what to look out for and how to handle those who cause problems in living as a Christian.  

The Pursuit of Righteousness

How can followers of God be ready for the work He has prepared for them? It all begins with running in the right direction. Paul encourages Timothy and us what to pursue and what to flee.  


In 2 Timothy 2, Paul encourages compares the walk of a Christian to a soldier, and athlete and a farmer. He encourages Timothy to consider how those qualities will help his own walk with God and the spread of the good news of Jesus.  


Paul writes his second letter to Timothy from a Roman prison. He feels that his life is nearing its end, but he encourages Timothy to choose love over fear and be convinced of what God has done and will do.