Jun 7, 2017
Today’s episode is entitled, “Ready, Willing and Faithful” because it deals with Paul’s continued charge to Timothy to stay committed to his calling and faithful to the gospel message. We’ll be looking at chapter two, verses 15-26. In these verses, Paul will challenge Timothy to live a fearless and faith-filled life that is focused on the pursuit of righteousness. He is to make sure he doesn’t repeat the mistakes of Hymenaeus and Philetus, two individuals whom Paul accused of swerving from the truth. Their false doctrines, preached as truth, were having a devastating impact on the local church. Disagreements, quarrels, false teaching, and all kinds of other problems were a reality in the church located in Ephesus. And as a leader, Timothy had the undeniable and sometimes unpleasant responsibility of dealing with these potentially deadly controversies. And through it all, Timothy needed to stay above the fray, not allowing himself to be contaminated or distracted from his role as a shepherd.