2 Timothy 1:1-7 | Preaching From The Position of Pain
Most scholars agree this is Paul’s last letter/epistle he writes. He is in a brutal Roman prison, and unlike his last imprisonment, he knows that death is imminent, maybe just days away. Paul writes (preaches) from the position of pain, yet so interesting as we read the letter his pain is not directed at Rome or the Jews, but those close to him who have personally hurt him. He says to Timothy in verse 4 that he is mindful of Timothy’s tears and thus pain. Surely an epistle for all of us. Has someone close to you hurt you? Join us as we look at this passage, from the perspective of God who catches our tears and stores them in His bottle of remembrance (Psalms 56:8).