by Stephen Whitney

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Series: II Timothy
Stephen Whitney
II Timothy 2:1-7

According to Homer's Odyssey, when King Odysseus went off to fight in the Trojan war, he left his son Telemachus in the hands of a wise old man named Mentor who was charged with teaching the young man wisdom.

The French scholar Francois Fenelon in the 1700's adapted the story of Telemachus in a novel he wrote titled Telemaque in which he enlarged the character of Mentor.

The word soon came to mean "a wise and responsible tutor." It is an experienced person who advises, challenges, corrects, guides, inspires, and serves as a model for another person to follow.

When Harvey Penick died in 1995 at the age of 90 the world of golf lost one of its greatest teachers. Although his books have sold millions of copies, he was remembered most for his personal impact on people. An Associated Press story stated, "Penick refused to teach methods or group lessons, instead applying his wisdom to the talents of individual players."

Tom Kite, who is one of the leading money winners in PGA Tour history, was 13 years-old when he began working with Penick. Ben Crenshaw began learning the game of golf from Penick at the age of 6 and became one of the best putters in the game. Penick, who could have spent his life speaking to crowds, chose to invest himself in people - many of them children - one at a time.

Christian leaders are called upon to mentor other believers so
a new generation will grow up to pass on the faith to another generation. Moses mentored Joshua, Elijah mentored Elisha,
Barnabas mentored John Mark and Paul mentored Timothy.

Paul wants Timothy to understand the importance of giving attention and focus to the challenge of passing on the truth.
It will take personal diligence to clearly share the truth so
people can come to faith in Christ and then become mature.
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