2 Timothy 1:1-14 - Sunday Scripture Reflection
Updated: Oct 4
On this coming Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, we will explore a pastoral letter from the Apostle Paul to his dear friend, Timothy. The letter was written as Paul sat in prison, for the second time, with the heavy thoughts of his future on his mind. Even in his time of great difficulty and sorrow, Paul writes Timothy to encourage him in his own faith, and in Timothy’s work to spread the Gospel and help others with their faith and Christian life. We will explore the difficulties we often face in our lives and how the power and encouragement of Christ gives us hope, joy, and the strength to continue our ministry in the midst of difficult days.
Our Scripture passage is found in the Second Letter of Paul to Timothy. You may find the Scripture lesson by selecting the following link: (2 Timothy 1:1-14).
For continuing study, reflect on these questions (found in the study guide below):
Read the assigned Scripture lesson for this week. As you read the lesson, reflect on Paul's message to his good friend about remaining strong for the work of the Gospel.
Read the "WHAT..." paragraph in the guide below, and reflect on the author's last two sentences: can we trust the promises of the Gospel as we look around and see the reality of the world in which we live; and, can we live our lives according to the Gospel promise?
Read the "WHERE..." paragraph below and reflect on Paul's deep belief in Christ and that those who follow Christ's way will be held in divine favor, giving them strength.
Read the "SO WHAT..." paragraph below and reflect on the importance of each Christian spreading the Good News of the Gospel so that Christ's mission it taught and followed by each succeeding generation.
Read the "NOW WHAT..." paragraph and reflect on how gratitude gives us perspective on the joys and sorrows of life.