Faithful teaching – Part Four (2 Tim 4:3-5)

We ended last week with Paul’s charge to¬†Timothy, encouraging him to follow Paul’s example in being a faithful teacher. As well as teaching by example, teaching confidence in the truth, and teaching behaviour (not just knowledge), we saw that faithful teachers continue teaching even when the teaching isn’t received well. We proclaim the message “in season and out of season” – but, we were reminded, with “great patience and careful instruction.”

Today, we see Paul telling Timothy¬†why the season for God’s word may be unfavourable:

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