Pastoral Epistles

Pastoral Epistles

1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus

by

Dr Andrew C S Koh

Genre/s

Education, How To, Nonfiction

Publish Date

July 23, 2021

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A great read and very informative. The advice of Apostle Paul to Timothy about how to lead a good Christian life. A practical book. I received this book for free and I leave an honest review. I recommend this book to other readers< Sharmani Jeyaram, Bookbub, 5 out of 5 Stars

 

This is a very informative and great read. In this book, there is a lot of advice from Apostle Paul to Timothy on how to live a good Christian life. These teachings also help us to look into our own lives. I found this book practical. I received this book for free and I leave an honest review. I recommend this book to other readers, Sharmani Jeyaram, Goodreads, 5 out of 5 Stars

 

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A great read and very informative. The advice of Apostle Paul to Timothy about how to lead a good Christian life. A practical book. I received this book for free and I leave an honest review. I recommend this book to other readers< Sharmani Jeyaram, Bookbub, 5 out of 5 Stars

 

This is a very informative and great read. In this book, there is a lot of advice from Apostle Paul to Timothy on how to live a good Christian life. These teachings also help us to look into our own lives. I found this book practical. I received this book for free and I leave an honest review. I recommend this book to other readers, Sharmani Jeyaram, Goodreads, 5 out of 5 Stars

 

Foreword:

 

Archbishop Ng Moon Hing, Anglican Archbishop of Southeast Asia

 

Paul's pastoral letters are, as good as, his last testament. He knew his time was coming to an end soon. With his last and final exhortation to his disciples, he continued to press home the point to 'be faithful' to Christ, as he himself has been throughout his ministry. What a great and amazing disciple of Christ, Paul was - one who irrespective of the terrible treatments he had received from his persecutors and the enemies of the Gospel, yet he could say that " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Paul, too, did not deliberately only say the nice things to present a good picture of himself and his ministry. He was very firm with right theological understanding as well as proper and holy living. So, he did not mince his words to lash out at those who taught heretical doctrines and those who practiced immoral and impure living. He recognised that the churches had been infiltrated with many worldly influences and traditions. Thus, he strongly condemned the inconsistent and improper elements that had existed in the churches that caused divisions and destroyed good testimonies. He encouraged his beloved disciples, Timothy and Titus, to return to teach the redemptive work of Christ ("according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit ... through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.") and to live lives of Christlikeness as heirs of God, as well as to appoint bishops and elders to do likewise.  The author has pinpointed affirmatively that there is no place for discrimination in the service of God and laxity in the proper understanding of the theology and Gospel of Christ, as well as in the selection of church leadership.

 

The author provided a clear background and simple explanations of every passage in 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. At the end of each lesson, he gives a devotional application and prayer. There are 3 chapters and 16 lessons so you can use this study guide as 16 Bible Studies over 16 weeks. Any student who goes through this study guide carefully will gain a good foundational understanding of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy,  and Titus.

 

A careful reading, study, meditation, and application of scripture will enable readers to “grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”, 2 Peter 3:18.

These late writings of apostle Paul contain important teachings on pastoral leadership, Christian conduct, and relationships, and teaching to counter heretic teachers and early Gnosticism.  These are very applicable to our modern church because there are many false teachers and prophets who preach and teach corrupt doctrines today.

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