First Wednesday September 2016: 1 and 2 Timothy

Welcome to First Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Below is a recap of our First Wednesday lesson. We’re challenging everyone to:first-wednesdays

  1. Make a connection with someone.
  2. Give attention to the monthly focus.
  3. Set some personal discipleship next steps.
    • i.e. Read a plan (below), set prayer times, connecting with someone to journey with for the month, journal, etc.

On First Wednesday, we covered the Paul’s three phases of mentoring Timothy. I believe this is the best way for discipleship to take on the communitynature described by Paul in 2 Timothy 2:2, “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

In order to both mentor and be mentored effectively, it’s important to see how the relationship between Paul and Timothy developed over time. And it happened in THREE PHASES:

  1. Phase One: Parenthood (1 Timothy 1:2)
    • You’re not necessarily looking for someone older than you, but a good mentor is a few miles further down the road in their walk with Jesus than you are.
    • There is more experience seeking and listening to God’s voice in their lives.
  2. Phase Two: Pacesetting (2 Timothy 3:10-11)
    • A “Paul” uses his life to set the pace. He’s not perfect, but his life should be grounded in the Word and should show the character of Christ.
  3. Phase Three: Partnering (Romans 16:21)
    • Timothy has gone from being a son to a student and now to being a colleague and a co-laborer.
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Need a reading plan for First Wednesday? Check these out:  

1 and 2 Timothy (5 days)
This simple plan will take you through 1 & 2 Timothy and would be great for individual or group study.

1 & 2 Timothy: Priorities & Principles In Leadership (14 days)
These readings from Scripture Union Peninsular Malaysia are written from the thoughts and insights of Asian writers. Paul lays down the priorities and principles of leadership in the church, and for dealing with practical matters in church life. He emphasizes the personal life and example of the leader, not methods or techniques, with himself as the role-model.

Deeper Into Scripture: 1 Timothy (6 days)
Deeper Into Scripture is a methodology of scripture reading that instructs, encourages and equips people to read God’s Word daily and deeply. We have created a unique four-fold method of bible reading that directs the individual to read a short passage of scripture four times. Each reading is done with a different question, instruction or objective to be considered. This repetitive reading takes us deeply into the Word of God, increases our understanding and draws us closer to Him.

Deeper Into Scripture: 2 Timothy (4 days)
Deeper Into Scripture is a methodology of scripture reading that instructs, encourages and equips people to read God’s Word daily and deeply. We have created a unique four-fold method of bible reading that directs the individual to read a short passage of scripture four times. Each reading is done with a different question, instruction or objective to be considered. This repetitive reading takes us deeply into the Word of God, increases our understanding and draws us closer to Him.

 

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