Acts 16:1-5, New Living Translation
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. 2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers* in Lystra and Iconium, 3 so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek. 4 Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.
“Timothy: Companion to Paul”
I. Paul’s assistant. (Acts 16:1-5)
II. Paul’s messenger. (Philippians 2:19-20)
A. Two special qualities of Timothy.
1. Eminently ____________________. (II Timothy 3:15)
2. His ____________________. (vs. 20)
B. Motives of other Christians at Rome. (Philippians 2:21)
1. More concerned with ______________ instead of __________.
2. More concerned with the ________ way instead of ___________ way.
III. Paul’s colleague. (I Timothy 1:1-3)
A. ________________ - deliverer. (God)
B. ________ - certainty; confidence. (Jesus)
C. ________ - God’s attitude toward the distressed.
IV. Paul’s special friend. (II Timothy 1:3-5)
A. ________ - not things, but people. (vs. 4)
B. Timothy’s legacy of ____________. (vs. 5)