Timothy proves that a third-generation Christian does not have to be third-rate. Here is his background and characteristics, together with the race analogy which kept him in daily prayer and effort. This is the life of ‘focus’ which we all need, young and old.
From study of the great commission we turn to Christ’s personal word to Peter and other disciples. Here is the searching question to all who are saved, and its implications for bearing fruit. Our answer determines the kind of service we will render to Him.
None of the Lord’s disciples and immediate followers, men or women, expected the resurrection. All lost sight of His teaching of His rising again the third day. Only the hostile chief priests remembered it. Here is why, and what we should learn from it.
‘I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.’