Posts Tagged ‘Paul’s “spiritual son”’

1 Timothy 1:1-2 God’s Got Your Back

I want to take a moment first to apologize for being gone for the last few days. We had our annual “Camp NaPa” for our grandchildren and I was enjoying their company. I have also been dealing with my husband “sundowning” a bit. His schedule is changing as his illness progresses so I’m trying to adjust to those changes. But on to our next book; 1 Timothy!

A father instruction his son

Paul begins his letter to Timothy with a heartfelt greeting of love. This is a father to son letter as well as mentor to mentee.

Luke tells us in his accounting of the early church, the book of Acts, about Paul meeting Timothy. Timothy was already a believer when they met. Timothy was of mixed bloodlines and faith lines. His “mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek” (Acts 16:1). The believers in the area where Timothy lived and served spoke very highly of him. So highly in fact that Paul wanted him to join in on his current missionary journey. Read more »