by Frank Pollard

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A Worthy Career - PART II
II Timothy 1:3, 3:14
Hear the Word of the Lord in II Timothy 1 beginning in verse 3. "I
thank God whom I serve as my forefathers did with a clear conscience
as night and day L cait amtly remember you in my Drayera. Recalling
your tears I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I
have been reminded of your sincere faith which first lived in your
grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and I am persuaded now
lives in you also." And then in II Timothy, Chapter 3 verses 14 and
15. "..but as for you, continue in what you have learned and become
convicted of because you know those from whom you learned it and how
from infancy you have known the holy scriptures which are able to
make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. In our
Bibles, are these two letters Paul wrote to a young man named
Timothy. Timothy is from Lystra. It's in what is now called
Turkey. His father was a Greek, and his mother was a Jewish
Christian. He is mentioned eight times in scripture other than these
two letters addressed specifically to him. He made a great impact
for the Kingdom at a very young age. In writing this second letter
to Timothy, Paul is in prison. He is lonely. Only Dr. Luke is with
him. He wants two times, he states it, Timothy to join him. He
calls this young man his fellow worker. He calls him his true son in
the faith and he says to Timothy, "I pray for you and I remember you
all the time. I remember how sad you were when I left you in
Ephesus. I remember how real, how sincere your faith is and I
remember where you got it." I think probably young ministers sat
around in that day and wished they had the kind of access to the
great Apostle and missionary that Timothy did. And they might have
asked themselves, "what does Timothy have that we don't have?" Well
Timothy had a lot of things but he had a great head start. He had a
great mother and she had a great mother. ...

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