Second Timothy is the apostle Paul’s follow-up letter to Timothy, his beloved son in the faith. In it, Paul gave a clear indication that he knew his time of final departure was at hand, so he wanted to offer encouragement to his young protégé. He knew that Timothy was dealing with a lack of self-confidence due to health challenges and the tendency of some older believers to write him off because of his youth. That’s why this letter has such a personal tone.
 
Paul gave a clear indication that he knew his time of final departure was at hand, so he wanted to offer encouragement to his young protégé.
 
Paul wanted to encourage Timothy to step up to the plate, take his ministry seriously and embrace it as a long-term commitment. In the face of all the stresses and strains of ministry, all its demands and disappointments, Paul encouraged Timothy by pointing to his own testimony. He had fought the good fight and finished the race (4:7), and he didn’t throw in the towel when things got tough. He chose the right battles to fight, and he found victory in them. He wanted Timothy to do the same.
 
Paul’s words to Timothy are a great challenge and encouragement to you and me.
 
In 2 Timothy Paul wanted to see Timothy persuaded by God’s power, persevering in his ministry, prepared for the perilous times ahead and always preaching the Word of God. These things should be the goal for every believer, so Paul’s words to Timothy are a great challenge and encouragement to you and me.
 
Here’s a short video that highlights five key themes in the book of 2 Timothy. May you be blessed by it!
 

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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