“The Next Thing to Godliness”

“The Next Thing to Godliness”

Scripture Reading: Pray for All People

Do you ever want to just give up? If you’ve ever had a moment when you really did want to just give up, then welcome to Timothy’s reality. Timothy, who is the recipient of the letter that we read a portion of this morning. Remember that the young first century church leader Timothy was ready to give up. He was ready to give up growing his church. He was trying to grow his church in a very dangerous time to be the Christian Church, When first Timothy was written late in the first century, a generation or two of early Christians had already passed from the scene. Why even the original apostles had all died. Persecutions trials and resistance had been a part of the Christian experience for many years by the time Paul wrote his letter to Timothy.