Topics for 10-29-2019

On Sunday we moved quickly through the virtue list in verse 11: "pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness."  Choose one of these characteristics, find a verse that speaks about the topic, and come up with an idea about why it might be important for Paul to include in this final charge to Timothy.

The prayer (doxology) found in verses 15-16 extols several virtues about God's character as the "blessed and only Sovereign". Paul combines phrases and allusions from the OT ("Lord of Lords", "dwells in unapproachable light", "no one has ever seen or can see") along with ideas borrowed from the "current" social and political context ("King of Kings" and "Immortality").  Can you think of a way that we can decode the symbols of our current context in order to deliver a message about God and the gospel that is filled with hope?