Timothy from Lystra was known as 'son' of Paul the Apostle who, as his apprentice, was to learn the things of the faith from him. Timothy was later to be sent to Ephesus serving as Paul's representative. The Ephesians had lost their focus on the message of the gospel. They were materialistic and their lives were marked by ungodly living.
Timothy's task was to call them back to the cross and what Jesus Christ had done for them, setting their sights on what they will receive when Christ returns for them. Until then they were to live lives of godliness and holiness.
Introducing 1 Timothy will equip you for your own study of the book of 1 Timothy and ultimately in teaching it, showing how we can navigate a godly life even in today's culture. It help you to ask the questions Why should we read 1 Timothy today? What are the main themes? This is a Pocket Guide version of Teaching 1 Timothy (978-1-84550-808-1) and includes an introductory study.
Angus MacLeay is the Rector of St. Nicholas, a large Anglican Church in Sevenoaks, and is also a member of the Church of England General Synod. One of St. Nicholas' previous ministers was the poet, John Donne. The recent story of the church is told by the book The Church that went under.
The task of moving from the text of Scripture to clear and faithful exposition is challenging. This series of excellent guides aims to help the Bible teacher to observe what is there in the text, and prepare to convey its significance to contemporary hearers. In this way these volumes often do more than the weightier technical commentaries. It is like having the guidance of an experienced coach in the wonderful work of rightly handling the word of truth.
North India desperately needs men and women who will preach and teach the Bible faithfully and PT's Teaching series is of great value in encouraging them to do just that.
The need of the hour is Bible knowledge. When knowledge fails, faith fails, and we are shaped instead by cultural forces alien to God. This teaching series, written by skilled and trustworthy students of God's word, helps us to understand the Bible, believe it and obey it. I commend it to all Bible readers, but especially those whose task it is to teach the inspired word of God.
The Teaching series is a great resource for Bible study leaders and pastors, indeed for any Christian who wants to understand their Bible better.
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