The Timothy Principle

The Timothy Principle

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
II Timothy 2:2

We live in a day of much challenge and opportunity. The need for well equipped, Spirit-filled servants of the Lord is great. The Apostle Paul trained the young pastor Timothy and instilled in him:

The importance of sound doctrine (1:3, 10)
The requirement of a pure heart (1:5)
The honor of his calling (1:12, 18, 19)
The necessity of prayer (2:1-8)
The significance of distinction and modesty (2:8-15)
The qualifications of leadership (3:1-13)
The supremacy of the local church (3:15)
The need for steadfastness (4:12-16)
The responsibilities of laboring in word and doctrine (5:17-22)
The challenge to fight the good fight of faith (6:12)
The opportunity for bold leadership (1:7-14)
The passing of truth from one generation to another (2:2)
The discipline of endurance and study (2:3-15)
The key to usefulness (2:19-26)
The resource of the scriptures in a day of apostasy (3:1-17)
The primacy of preaching (4:1-8)
The faithfulness of God to His servants (4:17, 18)

May God help us to train another generation of Timothys to take the baton of truth and run with it until they pass the exact baton to those after them.

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust.”
I Timothy 6:20

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