1&2 Timothy

The Message of the Pastoral Epistles

12 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The Pastoral Epistles for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The texts of Scripture which are commonly known as the Pastoral Epistles, composing the letters of 1&2 Timothy and Titus, frequently go unaddressed in today’s Messianic community.[1] Perhaps unlike letters such as Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, or even 1 Corinthians—where Messianics typically already know that some more detailed investigation and consideration is required for background and linguistic points—many already believe that they know what these three letters communicate. This is not necessarily the case in Biblical Studies over the past two to three decades, where […]

1&2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:9

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: 2 Timothy 1:9: Salvation is not according to works. “[W]ho has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Messiah Yeshua from all eternity.” The pastor is absolutely correct in stating that “Salvation is not according to works,” and he has rightfully applied 2 Timothy 1:9. I know that in all of my time within the Messianic movement, I have never made the statement, nor have I ever believed, that salvation was/is/will be […]

1&2 Timothy

1 Timothy 4:1-5

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of […]

1&2 Timothy

Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 66-67 C.E. Time period: growth of Messianic community with rise of Paul’s successors, in the midst of some false teachings and apostasy, as well as rising persecution Author: the Apostle Paul with Luke (secretary) Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Timothy in Ephesus Theological Summary: The Epistle of 2 Timothy is regarded by conservative interpreters as being the final letter composed by the Apostle Paul, who knows that he is soon to die and meet his Lord in Heaven (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 18). […]

1&2 Timothy

First Epistle of Paul to Timothy

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 63-64 C.E. or 65-67 C.E. Time period: growth of Messianic community with rise of Paul’s successors, in the midst of some false teachings and apostasy Author: the Apostle Paul with Luke (secretary) Location of author: traveling to, or in Macedonia Target audience and location: Timothy in Ephesus Theological Summary: The Epistle of 1 Timothy is the first in a collection of three letters, also including 2 Timothy and Titus, which are frequently called the Pastoral Epistles, given their widespread attention to matters of congregational administration and […]

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