Timothy was Paul's convert and companion. He first appeared as Paul's disciple whose mother was a believer, but his father was a Greek. His mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois were Christians.
Timothy became a believer during Paul's first missionary journey and accompanied him for his other two journeys. Timothy was a respected Christian in his hometown. On several occasions he was Paul's special representative. Timothy and Paul had a close bond, he probably knew Paul better than anyone else. Timothy was almost like a son to Paul. Timothy received two personal letters from Paul.
Timothy did have a few weaknesses or did make a few mistakes which include:
-He struggled with a timid and reserved nature.
-He allowed others to look down on his youthfulness.
-He was apparently unable to correct some of the problems in the church at Corinth when Paul sent him there.
From Timothy's life we can learn:
-Youthfulness should not be an excuse for ineffectiveness.
-Our inadequacies and inabilities should not keep us from being available to God.
Timothy's story is told in Acts, starting in Chapter 16. He is also mentioned in Romans 16:21; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 16:10-11; 2 Corinthians 1:1, 19; Philippians 1:1; 2:19-23; Colossians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; 2:3-4; 3:2-6; 1 and 2 Timothy; Philemon, Hebrews 13:23.
'Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.' Hebrews 13:23
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