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Raising Timothies

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Introduction

A forbes article (May 2, 2011) ask the question: “Think you can't put a price on motherhood?” The article further referred to a survey and said, “In the tenth annual Mom Salary Survey, researchers examined 6,616 mothers and attempted to value their work by breaking down motherly duties into 10 separate titles:
Day Care Center Teacher
CEO
Psychologist
Cook
Housekeeper
Laundry Machine Operator
Computer Operator
Facilities Manager
Janitor
Van Driver
add the ff:
doctor
nurse
SPIRITUAL TEACHER /MENTOR

Our Text

2 Timothy 1:1–7 NASB95
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Who was Timothy

The Book of 2 Timothy II. The Addressee of the Book

This epistle was written to Timothy, whose father was a Greek and whose mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, were pious Jewesses. Timothy apparently was converted under the ministry of the Apostle Paul as Paul ministered at Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, during Paul’s first missionary journey, A.D. 45–48. When Paul, during his second missionary journey, A.D. 50–53, passed through Lystra, he, after hearing testimonies of Timothy’s rapid growth in the Lord, asked Timothy to join his missionary group, which Timothy did after Paul had circumcised him and together with the elders of the Lystran church, had ordained him to the ministry. From this time forward, Timothy was an almost-constant associate and travel companion of Paul. He advanced rapidly from being Paul’s valet to being Paul’s associate, to being Paul’s trouble shooter, to being Paul’s apostolic delegate, to being Paul’s successor (in the Roman province of Asia). He is the associate writer of six of Paul’s epistles and the addressee of two of them.

Timothy is frequently mentioned in the Scriptures until Paul’s death, A.D. 67, but after Paul’s death, the Scriptures make only one reference to him, Heb. 13:23.

Tradition informs us that Timothy was martyred at Ephesus and was buried on a hill overlooking Ephesus.

His father was a Greek and whose mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, were pious Jewesses.
converted under the ministry of the Apostle Paul as Paul ministered at Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, during Paul’s first missionary journey, a.d. 45–48.
This epistle was written to Timothy, whose father was a Greek and whose mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, were pious Jewesses. Timothy apparently was converted under the ministry of the Apostle Paul as Paul ministered at Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, during Paul’s first missionary journey, a.d. 45–48. When Paul, during his second missionary journey, a.d. 50–53, passed through Lystra, he, after hearing testimonies of Timothy’s rapid growth in the Lord, asked Timothy to join his missionary group, which Timothy did after Paul had circumcised him and together with the elders of the Lystran church, had ordained him to the ministry. From this time forward, Timothy was an almost-constant associate and travel companion of Paul. He advanced rapidly from being Paul’s valet to being Paul’s associate, to being Paul’s trouble shooter, to being Paul’s apostolic delegate, to being Paul’s successor (in the Roman province of Asia). He is the associate writer of six of Paul’s epistles and the addressee of two of them.
After Paul heard of Timothy’s rapid growth in the Lord, asked Timothy to join his missionary group, which Timothy did after Paul had circumcised him and together with the elders of the Lystran church, had ordained him to the ministry. From this time forward, Timothy was an almost-constant associate and travel companion of Paul.
He advanced rapidly from being Paul’s valet to being Paul’s associate, to being Paul’s trouble shooter, to being Paul’s apostolic delegate, to being Paul’s successor (in the Roman province of Asia).
He is the associate writer of six of Paul’s epistles and the addressee of two of them.
Tradition informs us that Timothy was martyred at Ephesus and was buried on a hill overlooking Ephesus.
Tradition informs us that Timothy was martyred at Ephesus and was buried on a hill overlooking Ephesus.
[Source:Gingrich, R. E. (1998). The Book of 2 Timothy (p. 3). Memphis, TN: Riverside Printing.]

What was the role of Eunice - The faith builder

v. 5-7
5 For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Faith Teacher
Imparting and planting of the Truth
You teach what you believe
His mother was a believer
Acts 16:1 NASB95
1 Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And a disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek,
Acts 16:1 He also came to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but whose father was a Greek.
2 Timothy 3:14–17 NASB95
14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2. Faith Follower
Obedience to the Truth
3. Faith Discipler / Mentor
modeling what you teach
demonstrating what you teach
Faith

The Goal of the Faith Builder

God’s Word is powerful enough to save, but also is sufficient for all of life and godliness
A. To equipped for good works
2 Timothy 3:17 NASB95
17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
A. To equip children to do good works.
2 Peter 1:3–4 NASB95
3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
2 Peter 1:3
B. To create disciples for the Lord.
As servants of Jesus Christ, you should:
Live by it.
Apply it as your:
value system
life principle
life guide
guide
2. Live for it.
since we believe it’s God’s Word then we not only uphold its teaching but we should protect, preserve, promote, and preach.

Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

What are the two aspects of life?

Spiritual - the begging and foundation
Practical -
Your life should be a life of no compromise. If you compromise then your children will compromise. But if your are steadfast and unwavering in your faith in God, then they too will be steadfast and unwavering in their faith. The life that you live now as a mother is a reflection of your mother. When your children grow up what kind of life and being will they reflect? God has placed on your hands a big part of your family’s next generation.
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