In this chapter, Paul addresses Timothy as a teacher. He instructs Timothy to stay in Ephesus, where apparently there is a fair amount of conflict. He calls Timothy to address the issues because it is “loving” (verse 5). Is it possible that you’re in a position rife with conflict, and you need to stay?
Rick Burke – 2 Corinthians 6 This week’s lesson is taught by Rick Burke, co-author of Heartwork: How god Can Mend Your Heart and Change Your Story, and pastor of Cedar Point Church in Claremore. Our relationship with Jesus determines has an impact on how we respond to hardship. As Rick points out, hardships don’t…
Paul, the man who described himself as the very worst of all sinners. The lesson of Paul, as Mike shares in this lesson, is a lesson of hope. As Paul said, “Now I am on trial because of my hope in the fulfillment of God’s promise made to our ancestors (Acts 26:6 NLT).”
Perhaps a bit more obscure as a Bible character, Mephibosheth is nevertheless a great illustration of grace.
His father was Jonathon, and his grandfather was King Saul. But, as a 5-year old child, he was disabled — on the same day that he learned both his father and grandfather had been killed in the same battle (2 Samuel 4:4). Years later, Mephibosheth was shown great kindness by King David.