Fight the good fight, holding on to the faith and a good conscience. —1 Timothy 1:18–19
When you enter Moody Bible Institute, you’ll see these words carved into the stone archway: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This encouraging and challenging Bible verse, 2 Timothy 2:15, has been Moody’s motto since its founding. It also encapsulates Paul’s teaching in his letters to Timothy—our study in Today in the Word this month.
Paul, a veteran missionary, writes to his young son in the faith, Timothy. He tackles important topics such as false doctrines and false teachers in the church, how to fight for one’s faith and how to worship, the role of women and qualifications for leaders, how to make a disciple and how to be one. These topics are still relevant, and even controversial, today. As we journey through 1 and 2 Timothy, we pray this study will:
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